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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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a extremely light yellow in color with a white 1/8 inch head that quickly recedes, below average lacing and above average carbonation. Smells of floral citrusy hops, fruits, and cloves. Tastes fruity and light with cloves coming through and almost dominating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4127) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours, with a slight haze, golden. Thin white head. Aroma of a bready yeastiness. A very Belgian Ale aroma. Lots of dough, hints of lemon zest. Flavor is a medium sweetness, dough. Light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3901) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 12 oz bottle from ucusty, thanks Dave. Pours a super hazy golden orange with some suspended particles floating around and a huge pillowy bright white head. Very fruity aroma with notes of green apple, yeast, grain, grapes and some dry tropical fruit. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor has more of a grain, yeast combo with a slight touch of white pepper and cloves and all of the fruitiness is lost. If they can match the flavor to the aroma this will be one kick ass beer instead of just something nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of OldStyleCubFan. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma opens with a big candy sweetness surrounded by bananas, yeast, and spice. The flavor does not have the over the top sweetness as the aroma might indicate. Fruity, with a good mix of yeast, dough, and spice. Mouthfeel was medium/full with a crisp finish. This was better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - 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 (6354) - 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 (7721) - 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.

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