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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3387) - 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 (580) - 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 (1465) - 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 (5930) - 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 (1602) - 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 (8773) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
12oz bottle at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a lightly hazed, golden-yellow colored body with an inch thick, dense, frothy and foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is wet grain, bread, a touch of yeasty spice, and a hint of fruit. Flavor is better. Grainy malts with a light bready sweetness and a touch of toast. Some yeasty spice in the middle with a few stone fruit notes before this finishes dry and grainy with a light bready sweetness and a light herbal bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a medium body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a decent tasting blonde that made up for a lacking aroma. Some nice grainy malts with a light, toasted bread sweetness and a balancing bitterness. Unremarkable, but not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bready aroma. Starts off a bit watery, then builds to a yeasty, somewhat sour, fruity flavor. Light malt, little hops.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bleh. This tastes a little skunky to me - like something has gone bad in the beer. It almost tastes like a lager mixed with a Belgian.


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