Today we were at the De Roskam in Houten, The Netherlands. The location only had one kind of blond beer, so we had to give that one a shot. We got the Filou blond. This is a Belgium Pale Ale created by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck.
The Filou blond is available in a bottle and on the tap. The one we had was served from the tap. When it got served it had a nice golden color combined with a medium top-off head that dissolves slowly. When we continued to smell the Filou bond it had some aromas of sweet fruit and a bit of banana.
Then the most important part. The Filou Blond has a strong taste. This isn’t that strange when you know that it has an 8.5% alcohol level. Besides the strong alcohol taste, it comes with a sweet and lightly bitter taste. I had some fruity notes before it goes to a spicy finish.
The Filou Blond is a nice beer. It’s enjoyable and I would buy it again. However, it’s not the best Belgium beer out there.
Just to state the obvious. Taste is something personal, while I could really like a beer you could really dislike it. And that isn’t something bad, it’s just how taste works. This article isn’t a rating and just an opinion. If you share the same opinion or have a completely different opinion please let us know in the comments.