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Big Boss Hells Belle Belgian Blond



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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This style originated in Belgium to compete with the pilsners from Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Poland. It is a fruity ale with very strong carbonation, with complex, spicy flavors like cloves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (77) - - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a nice but slightly cloudy gold with a thin white head that lingers nicely. sweet fruity aroma. Citrus without the bitterness, smooth and sweet but not excessively. finishes with the crispness of a granny smith apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Cloudy orange pour from bottle. Sweet juicy aroma. Sugars, yeast a slight bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the "World of Beer" in Cary, NC. This beer has a murky golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is of slight hops and some spice. The flavor is a nice blend of citrus and spice with some malt and hops. a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A really good beer highly recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle pour at Travlr’s Mini Bottle Share gathering, thanks solidfunk! Copper-gold with small white head. Malt, grains, yeast, corn, earthy hops. Zesty. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (5984) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
A little sour for what’s supposed to be a blonde. Only a hint of florals. Pours amber. Tangy finish. Bottle from Charleston beer exchange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft musk on the nose, grain and sweet wheat. Medium bodied, grain and a bit of funk. Soft and crisp into the finish with musk and grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (1104) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Very nice light fruity smell, taste is a little more bitter and bold than a blue moon...more coriander perhaps? Not great and degrades a bit with time ..can?t place it...just a bit funky..think too much corriander...John says finishes with hay...I agree!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
terefere (308) - Durham, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Aroma of Belgian yeast, sour fruits, malt, spices. Taste of coriander, yeast, wheat, caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Yellow Amber colored. Belgian yeast, spice, cereal grain, out of balance and a little medicinal. Pass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eRock_2013 (350) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Hmm this one smelled really good but went downhill from there. On draft, poured an average slightly hazy yellow. Had a fresh yeasty and tropical fruit aroma, classic fruity Belgian ale characteristics. Taste was clove, sweet candy yeast, some wheat, perhaps some caramel malt, however there was also a prominent boozy finish; the exceptionally high ABV for the style was very obvious. Mouthfeel went from exceedingly carbonated at first to very flat, with a boozy tang throughout. Other than the unpleasant alcohol notes, was an enjoyable sweet Belgian style ale, maybe I'll give this a second chance another day.

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