Saturday, 1 May 2010

Quintine Blonde

After an evening of six blondes on Thursday, you may think it’s time for a change of style. Possibly, but I’m on a roll, so next up is Quintine Blonde.

This comes in a ceramic-top bottle I’ve seen fairly often in the shops around Brussels, but I’ve never actually tried it.

It’s very good: a creamy strong blonde ale with perfect bitterness. Quintine Blonde has that classic tripel-style grapefruit pith element, especially in the aftertaste. It is an excellent example of the genre. I think it challenges Chimay White, in fact, and I’d like to test them blind side-by-side. Impressive stuff.

Quintine Blonde, for those who might be wondering, is beer tasting number 180 on this blog. We're edging toward 200, and I’m thinking about how to mark that occasion...

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