B is for Blonde by S & M Brewing, Belgian Blond, 6.7% ABV, 23.6 IBU.
A cooperation brew between ClubGonzo and the inspiration behind the magnificent imperial stout M, Marianne – here is the second batch (and my first) from S & B Brewing!
It pours a cloudy, opaque, medium orange to amber body with a quite large, creamy, white head that laces my glass very well. The head settles as a fully lasting layer.
The aroma is quite faint, and quite frankly it’s not that interesting. I get sweet fruits and light Belgian yeast with some subdued spicy notes.
There is more happening in the strong flavour, the Belgian yeast is stronger and the fruitiness is more pronounced. I get mainly sweet light fruits, especially apples. Also sweet caramel, and in the back there are hints of spices and vanilla, and, hey, some vague traces of solvent. Moderate sweet taste with a light bitter and long-lasting finish.
It has a pleasant mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation and a light dryness.
Conclusion: a bit anonymous, but quite tasty and drinkable.
Aroma: 5/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 6/10 Palate: 4/5 Overall: 11/20 Ratebeer score: 3.0/5.0