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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Raleigh. Pours a hazy light golden with nearly no head. Aroma of peaches, coriander and burned hair. Aroma of yeast, stone fruits and vanilla. Thick feel. A Blond? Competing with a pils? Right. Good beer? OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours a hazy amber with a soapy white head. Smells of bananas, some spice. Tastes of dry yeast, some spice, dough. Mouthfeel is spicy with a finish that is crisp. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2008
12oz bottle. Aroma of banana, yeast, candi, spice. Hazy dark gold hue with a large mostly lasting frothy white head that left good lace. Flavor is spice, yeast, bread, candi, fruit. Palate is light bodied with lots of lively carbonation. Not bad but leaves a coating on the tongue. Not bad otherwise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Hazy golden pour. Generous white head. Sweet, slightly metallic nose. Not much there. Fruity and not as spicy as expected. I agree with other reviews that it tastes watered down. Definitely thin palate. A bit unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7491) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Thanks to emacgee for this. Pours hazy deep gold with 3-fingers of white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Smells candi sugary malty, with florals and some dry citrus. Tastes spicy, floral, dry, with candi sugary malt, mid-palate citrus, hops, and spicy yeast. Very complex and a beer that I dare say would be indistinguishable from many of its Belgian counterparts in a blind tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2008
The color was hazy golden. The haed was thin, fizzy, and white. The aroma was lightly sweet, spice, belgian yeast, and light fruit. The flavor was blegian, ligth spice, and light fruit. The palate was nicely carbonated. The finish was belgian earthy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle. Fantastic bottle design that had my hopes up for this local brewery that I keep wanting to find something good from. This guy pours a simple golden color with only a touch of haze and a standard half inch foamy head. The nose is hard to find, but I guess there’s a bit of lemon...barely. At first the taste is a decent, watered down Belgian flavor with some bread, sourness, and a bit of bitterness, but then just moments after swallowing...damnit. There goes this one. A very unpleasant sourness bites me in the back of the tongue. I kinda wish I didn’t buy a 6-pack of this stuff, but at least it has 2 things going for it...it’s fairly mild and is 7% alcohol. This will be my last purchase of this, and although I want to love this brewery, they’re not doing so well by me so far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2008
12oz bottle from emacgee. Dry and spicy yeast initially on the nose. Light fruity esters. Mine and cilantro. Fairly straightforward but inoffensive. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Dry and zesty yeast on the tongue. A touch of coconut and pineapple. Dry, leafy hops. Orange . Nice carbonation. Medium bodied with a lengthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle...extremely pale, clear, not cloudy, and light orange in color. Not too sweet either. A lot like Golden Monkey but not as strong or sweet, quite refreshing actually. Flavors of orange and a spice of some sort. Clean, light finish with little aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2008
12 oz. bottle via trade with TURDFERGUSON - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 1/2 finger thick white head. Aroma is grain, esters, light spice, herbal hops, and light yeast. Flavor is sweet malt, esters, and spice. Light to medium body. Flavor lingers on the palate a bit. A decent beer. Thanks Sam.

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