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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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.


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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cutitoutdave (58) - - APR 10, 2015
Pours light golden from 12 oz bottle, fairly clear with moderate white head. Faint malty aroma, not much else. Taste dominated by bittering hops. Mouthfeel unremarkable, reasonably carbonated. Overall bitter light beer, couldn’t find many remarkable traits about it. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (240) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Golden yellow w thick white head that mostly dissipates but a thin foam remains. Balance of mild sweet and mild bitter. Hay floral notes. Not too slick mouthfeel. Decent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3164) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/20/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Fairly dry on the finish as well. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Old rating. Just alright Belgian blonde that I remember as quite spicy and floral. Better choices but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10542) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a large, fizzy white head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cracker and biscuit malt with pear and apple esters, light spicy hops. Flavor is sweet and crisp malt, light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and heavy carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3195) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes grocery store in Hickory, NC. Yellow-gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma is banana, belgian yeast, floral. Tastes are mildly sweet, lemon, cereal, light spices. 6.6

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12/6/2013. From bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. aromas of malt, Belgian yeast, banana. Flavors are buttery with spices, citrus and hops at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6633) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
10/9/13. On tap at Bleu Cafe. Hazed golden orange pour with a small off-white head that lasts. Mild aroma, lightly sweet, some citrus fruits, pale malts. Lightly sweet flavor, mineral water, orange peel, esters, Belgian yeast, lingering dryness. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Dry belgian pale malt aroma with dry spice. Dry belgian pale malt flavor with light spice and dry hop bitterness. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2013
from a bottle. Pours hazy bubble gold with a smooth white head. Tastes smooth, foamy, airy, creamy, like malt, banana, bubblegum. medium body and low carbonation. Smells light, sweet, and creamy.


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