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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brouwerij Alken-Maes - Grimbergen Blonde Ale

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Grimbergen Blonde Ale
Brouwerij Alken-Maes 
Melle, Belgium
Est. 1654

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.7 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 11.2

Postmortem Brew Review
Pale amber color.
Spices, rich dark fruit smells.
Two finger off-white head that is creamy. Spotted lacing.
Somewhat deep and earth malts, with fruit taste.
Medium carbonation.
Light and smooth bodied mouth feel.
A bit watery.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
When you visit the website for this beer, you better have brushed up on your Dutch (NL) or French (FR) as these are the only two languages they cater to there. I found the music strangely haunting and loved listening as I poked my way through the site. If you have visited enough beer and ale websites, you begin to notice a pattern that will lead you to understand some of what the brewery is trying to impart upon you in the way of marketing. So even if you don't speak one of the languages or take the time to have your browser translate, you can still kind of get the idea of what they are selling.

As for the ale, it is a very nicely done Blonde (Belgian Pale Ale) and I would drink from the Grimbergen trough on any given day. Treat yourself to one of these blondes, soon.

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