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Monday, November 29, 2010

Augustijn Blond Beer Review


This is another one of the Brouwerij Van Steenberge 6 pack beers, a 7% blond beer.

The beer has a pale amber color and is very lively. It pours, of course, with an inch thick, lacy head, which seems like it takes ages to recede. The aroma is crisp with sweet malt, toffee, some hops and oddly enough, a mild vegetable hint. The taste is crisp and starts off sweet and slightly metallic, but quickly turns bitter and then sweet again. There are sweet hints of fruits and bubblegum, but overall the taste is pretty clean. The finish is sweet with a long bitterness to it and some hops and malt. The 7% ABV can be both tasted and not tasted. The alcohol taste is strong, but as the beer turns bitter, the alcohol disappears and reappears when the sweetness comes back. Augustijn is overall, an easy drinking beer, but I would be careful because the 7% and the sweetness can get you.

Scores:
Cost - $16.95 for a 6 pack of Belgian beers
Taste - 7.9/10
ABV - 7%

Overall - 7.9/10...though it is an easy sipper, I associate this level of sweetness with stronger beers around 10%

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