by Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

If you ever find yourself in the East Flanders region of Belgium, and fancy a brewery tour, keep Brouwerij Slaghmuylder in mind.  It is considered to have one of the best preserved breweries in Belgium, having created a museum exhibition of their old steam powered brewery.  It is fascinating to see the old system, still with all its moving parts.

And if you are really lucky, your guide might be head brewer Karel, who in his spare time blends lambic under the De Cam label.

As we’ve seen from previous Witkap beers, they are very traditional in style, and this beer is no different.  A Belgian Blond is often the first beer in the classic Belgian Blond-Dubbel-Tripel-Quad hierarchy.  The Blond is also referred to as the ‘Single’.

Pouring a hazy orange-gold colour, at once you are greeted with the aroma of the Belgian yeast.  Banana, clove, bread, a little citrus and other spice.  

An initial fruit and malt sweetness gives in to a pleasant bitterness, with hints of citrus and spice.  Good carbonation lightens the mouthfeel of this beer, making for a thirst-quenching tipple.

 

Sign up for the monthly six pack »

See all of the April 2021 monthly six pack


Country
Belgium
Alcohol
6.0%
Style
Blond
Size
330ml

More Blonds

Augustijn Blond

by Brouwerij Van Steenberge

A fruity malt backbone, a spicy hop bite and a hint of vanilla

Binchoise Blond

by Brasserie La Binchoise

A Belgian blond with the addition of coriander and orange peel

Bink Blond

by Brouwerij Kerkom

From a rustic farmhouse brewery, a hoppier version of the classic belgian blond ale.

Brugse Zot Blond

by De Halve Maan Brouwerij

The 'house beer' of Brugse - a delicious Belgian Blond ale from De Halve Maan brewery

Caracole Saxo

by Brasserie La Caracole

A light and lively Belgian blond beer from the rustic Brasserie Caracole

De Brabandere Kwaremont

by Brouwerij De Brabandere

This Belgian Blond is named after one of the ascents of the Tour De Flandres

Duvel 666

by Brouwerij Duvel-Moortgat

Duvel's newest creation is the 'beast' 666

Goliath Blond

by Brasserie Des Legendes

A tasty Belgian blond, with a hint of saison about it

Grimbergen Blonde

by Alken-Maes

A typical Belgian Blonde style ale, slightly on the sweeter side of things

Gruut Blond

by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij

Brewed to a 1000-year old recipe, this is a great example of an almost-forgotten style.

Het Kapittel Blond

by Brouwerij Van Eecke

Good malt body, gentle hop bitterness and classic Belgiam yeast aromas make this a great introduction to Belgian beer.

Hoppa Hontas (Equinox)

by Brouwerij Maenhout

A blond Belgian ale, showcasing the Equinox hops

Hopus

by Brasserie Lefebvre

A strong blond ale, leaning toward a Belgian IPA with a good dose of European noble hops

Inglorious Brew Stars Cum Laude

by Inglorious Brew Stars

A hoppy blonde ale which is the official beer of the Antwerp University

Kees It's A Blond

by Brouwerij Kees

Pils and Munchener malts, Amarillo hops, coriander and mango are all fermented with yeast from Westmalle

L'Arogante Blond

by L'Arogante (De ProefBrouwerij)

A hoppy blond ale, combining three US hops with a solid malt base

Leffe Royale

by Abbaye De Leffe (AB-Inbev)

The newest beer in the Leffe range - a classy, tastier version of the iconic blond ale

Mokke Blond

by Mokke Bier

A Belgian Blond with coriander, orange zest and a hint of honey with a touch of saison funk

Noblesse

by De Dochter van de Korenaar

A balanced Belgian blond ale, with a beautiful hop bite that lasts.

Omer

by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste (Bockor)

Light malts, citrus fruitiness and three varieties of hops

Ommegang Keizer Karel

by Haacht Brewery

An easy-drinking citrus and hoppy blond ale, brewed for the 'Ommegang of Brussels' procession.

Prearis Blond

by Vliegende Paard Brouwers

A delicious grassy blond beer from 2013's Best New Brewer Belgium

Tongerlo Blond

by Haacht Brewery

A traditional Belgian Blond Abbey Ale, from a family-run brewery with over a century of tradition.

Toye Goedendag Sterk Blond

by Brouwerij Toye

A traditional strong Belgian Blond style beer

Troubadour Antigoon

by Brouwerij de Musketiers

Dedicated to the hero of Antwerp, a dry-hopped spicy blond ale

Troubadour Blond

by Brouwerij de Musketiers

Fruity aroma and hoppy, spicy flavour make this an extremely drinkable beer.

Valeir Blond

by Brouwerij Contreras

A golden Belgian style pale ale, dry-hopped during secondary fermentation for a rich malt body and lovely hop bitterness

Zinnebir

by Brasserie De La Senne

A malty blond ale with a pleasant peppery bite from only the second brewery in Brussels

Also from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

Witkap Pater Dubbel

by Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

A dark but traditional-tasting Belgian Dubbel style

Witkap Pater Tripel

by Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

A typical Belgian Tripel from one of Belgium's old family breweries