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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3331) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle; poured a murky, somewhat dark gold color. White head. Aroma was a bit strange; yeast, fruit, spice and something I couldn’t identify. Was ok after getting used to it. Flavor was a blend of wheat, bread and spice; a bit sweet and earthy. Fairly dry. Overall it was strange, but ok on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2008
A bit of a lemony flavor with some spice, this wasn’t as good as hyped around here, but better than average. At least it is a pretty pour of brown with a nice white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
This is a blonde type ale, and I thought it was going to be awesome. It was pretty good, but it doesn’t end well... just seems to lack character and sort of shrivels up and dies in your mouth. Still have 5 more of these in the fridge, we’ll see how they go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2008
A murky yellow appearance with a white head. The flavor is a little off putting as it smells like lemon dishwashing soap. The flavor is rather sour with some lemons, hay, and a bready presence. A slightly spicy presence is also noted. Overall it was ok but nothing great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Date: May 10, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear gold, wispy off white head
Aroma: dry malt aroma with a strong sulpher character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice earthyness comes in for balance, light spicyness

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

Name: Belgiam Blonde
Date: February 07, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, NC
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, layers of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt candy aroma with a light spicyness
Flavor: sweet candy flavor, fruity esters add to the sweetness, light spicyness for balance

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a transparent deep golden with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet pale Belgian malts and a good amount of bready Belgian yeast and some mild sulfuric notes, Body starts fairly full and sweet with good, authentic Belgian character and some drier earthy bittering hops. A pretty decent Belgian ale.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is musty skunk, honey, and some paste. Flavor is sulfury, honey, paste, and a bitter peppery finish.

   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 (4250) - 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 (4168) - 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.

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