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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This unique Blonde Ale is a blend of four malted grains, noble hops finished off with that great Belgian yeast. The result is a well balanced aroma and taste ideally suited to complement just about any gourmet dish or dessert.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
THOUGHTS: Not awful, but not that great either. Nothing unpleasant, just slightly simplistic for the style. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium yellow with a very small, ever so slightly off-white, head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. There aroma had light pale malt; light spicy and slightly funky yeast; green apple; white wine; orange juice; and apple juice. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter with an average duration. There was orange juice, pear, white wine, slight hops, white bread, cracker, spicy and fruity yeast, and grapes. The medium body was sort of creamy, but also a bit syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a dry and lightly astringent finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (741) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Only had 2 oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC... too pilsner-y

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (4013) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Funky white grape nose. Simmering amber, hardly any head. Smelled like it would be cloying, but it’s on the dry side. Again, white grape, light malt. Increasingly vegetal toward the end. Beany. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Clear golden color with almost no head. Nose of bitter orange peel and some spice. Belgian sugar sweetness, bitter orange peel, spice and nice bready malt. Pretty standard Belgian Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathan30533 (643) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
This tastes to have a little banana? malt maybe with some spice. Pours a yellow color with good forming head but no lacing. OK taste but not really my style brew. Good not great.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1750) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
much better than i expected. nice hop/malt balance, slightly tart finish. most blonds are dull, this one is a cut above.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (6831) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle from Total Wine & More in McLean, VA. Clear yellow pour with a large white carbonated head. This beer really sucks - little bit of sweet grain on the aroma, but it tastes totally artificial. Drain pour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2055) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet in Dec. 2011. Pours more than a little fizzy (think under-carbonated soda). Clear light amber. The fizzy head quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing. Smells bready, yeasty, floral and spicy. Tastes lightly bitter with a fairly good balance of spiciness, maltiness, and yeast. Floral and spicy hops seem to be ’enhanced’ with clove and nutmeg. A hint of bananas. Has a fruity, lightly earthy finish with good hop-malt balance. Light+ body. Coarse carbonation to start; not enough at the finish. O: A crisp blonde ale with more spiciness in the flavor than the aroma.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a clear yellow color with a small sized head. Aromas of grains, spices, and citrus. Tastes of citrus and light fruitness. Thin all the way around.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Clear hay yellow color, medium white head. Nose of Belgian citrus and straw. A heavily citrus dominated profile with funky Belgian yeast. Not bad, but it seems like more body to balance the yeast would be a welcome change.


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