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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (5027) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
bottle thanks to turdferguson. cloudy, deep gold pour with a thin cream head. slight sour scent along with that lovely belgian yeast and dried fruits. nice thickness and a very spicy aftertaste. a mild fruit flavor with clove stands out as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5598) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Light amber body with a small white head. Strong perfumy and Belgian yeast aroma with spices, light flower notes, and fruit. Taste is sweet malts, Belgian yeast, fruits, spices, and candy. Body is medium with a strong, but dense, carbonation. The finish adds some bitterness atop of flowery notes, Belgian yeast, candied fruits, spices (clove), and sweet malts. Nicely done Belgian style beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8641) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, murky glowing golden wheat colored body with a white head. Nose of perfumed wheat and Belgian yeast and huge notes of candy sugar. Flavor is pasty and plain up front, then dry/coarse/pasty over the middle, with an overwhelming amount of perfume wheat and coriander. Too much, very messy and confusing, like drinking potpourri.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of ryan. Thanks! Pours a hazy apricot / peachy color; light off-white head with patchy lacing. Lots of overripe yellow fruits, bananas, and soft cloves in the aroma; very strong overripe fruit presence. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy yeastiness, bananas, solid cloves (slightly more prominent than the aroma suggest): ryan’s Duvel comparison seems right, though this is definitely chewier and less drinkable; reasonably tasty, sweet Belgian beer. Medium finish: toasty malts, solid yeastiness, and some dry cloves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Courtesy of TURDFERGUSON. Hazy gold body with a tiny white head. Nose is bit too heavy handed with the banana, clove and bubblegum. Some notes of cotton candy, honey and herbals hops hidden in there as well. Light to moderate sweetness with moderate bitterness. Plenty of herbal hops but the seem a bit rough and ragged. The malts are very sugar oriented with mostly cotton candy. The fruit and clove character is a bit overbearing. Medium body is chewy with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3423) - 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 (650) - 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 (1140) - 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 (2698) - 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

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