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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The first in our 2014 seasonal trail series. A Belgian style Blonde Ale perfect for an adventure amidst the lakes and trails of the backcountry. This Blonde balances hints of citrus and Belgian yeast much like you balance a canoe on your shoulders. Effortlessly.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheHOFF43 (1992) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours clear yellow. White head, simple, easy to drink and refreshing. Nice summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
This one was just ok....flavors need to be more...just to light for me...not bad just real mellow...average i would say.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bacterial (2709) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pretty chill beer. Crisp. Easy to drink. Nice Belgian character without being overbearing. After drinking one, I wanted something with more hops, but thats what I get, I suppose for getting a beer called a ’blonde’.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (2066) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at northbound pours a clear Holden with a small white head. Mild hop and yeast aroma. Sweet, grain and malt sweetness, sweet yeast, more grain and malt on finish. Too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tmongoose (2074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Can shared poured a clear yellow with white head. Sweet malt with lots of carbonation. Super sweet fkavor and not in a good way. Basic drain pour. Where was quality control on this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4776) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pale yellow color with a medium head. Very faint aroma of flowers. Light grain and floral flavor. Some light biscuit notes. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Clear dandelion pour. Brown banana, browned apple, light mineral and honey aroma, with very faint touches of tropical fruit and resin. The ubiquitous bubble gum clove of generic Belgian yeast strains is certainly there too.

The overall blandly sweet flavor is a pretty untidy thing. In my opinion it is striving for Belgian pale ale flavor moreso than reimagined American blonde, but it lands more in the latter category, making for an awkward identity problem here. Notes include husky grain, adhesive, lavender, apple, and surprisingly, alcohol.

The palate is weirdly heavy. The rotten fruit notes tend to carry through. Whichever style this is meant to represent, it doesn’t fit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (933) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Overall this is a good, simple, refreshing summer beer. I prefer the Belgian yeast fruitiness anyday over some of the lemon-tainted summer beers out there. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Very good summer beer. I really like Belgian style beers and it is a great local option from a Minnesota brewer. Good smell, big flavor and easy to drink. Got a six pack of cans for $10 and worth it for a quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 31, 2014
Can into a tulip. Aroma is belgian yeast and a bit of citrus. Bright pale colored pour with medium white head. Great summery belgian ale!

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