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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A Golden Ale brewed with dark, bittersweet chocolate. It has a balanced, malty sweetness, and decadent chocolate character with a nice dry finish.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1953) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
Nearly clear, gold to orange pour with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, toasted corn, caramel, toffee and tree fruit. Flavor starts off with a mixture of chocolate coffee syrup and cocoa nibs, then some toast, sweet cereal, sweet corn, toffee, grass and fruity notes. Light body, thin, slightly (and awkwardly) acidic feel with a light, slightly sharp carbonation. This beer is pretty strange, but I kinda dig it.


4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kaserk (46) - wdm, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Drank this can of amazing at the lakehouse. So smooth and yummy. Chocolate and spectacular.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Can at Lakehouse 2. Choclate light beer. Weird. Not bad. Confusing. Better than the ratings are

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3262) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Can, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a lightly hazy blonde with a big fluffy white head and decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is yeasty with lots of husky maltiness and a faintest whiff of chocolate.

The chocolate flavor is neat, decidedly forward but not overwhelming. The beer is never awfully sweet but the chocolate character hints more at a sweet than bitter chocolate. The beer has a little bit of harsh bitterness that seems derived from the malt more than anything. The malt is husky & the beer is a touch metallic.

Decidedly not bad tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Can from 6 pack I brought back from the Quad Cities. Poured a lightly tinted, clear golden color with a small, fizzy off-white head. Aroma was mostly just light toasted malts, but as it warmed up from the fridge, there was an ever increasing note of chocolate (like cocoa powder) that I began to notice. Flavor was very light initially, but finish is a blast of light milk chocolate notes - a bit like melted Cadbury or something similar. Pretty easy to drink - not as crazy chocolate as I was expecting, but it was pretty enjoyable. I don’t know, I liked it at least.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
can can candy davis pepsican. thanks! aroma gross sweet chocolate syrup. gross vanilla caramal old man candy. dirty artificial vanilla. not very inviting. taste brings for gross sweet dumpster vanilla chocolate syrup. some light burnt toffee dough. old desk rot bubblegum blond ale with a gross chocolate vanilla butterscotch twist. very fucken not drinkable. cred

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2181) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Yellow and hazy appearance with a small white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa and sweet malts. Similar flavor, mildly sweet and lightly bitter. Smooth, rich and soft with a light to medium body. I remember this when they were still brewing in Iowa City.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed June 10, 2013 as I was driving across the country. This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color ("dirty blonde" I guess, sure why not?) and leaves the same colored body. It has a one finger foamy white head that dies and leaves some nice lookin’ clingy lacing to the glass. The smell has a toasty yet slightly roasty chocolate-ness that comes through slightly malty in the background The taste is sweet all the way through, and then gets a bit stronger in the chocolate the more it goes down. It has a strong sweet chocolate aftertaste and a dry finish. On the palate, it has a light to medium body and becomes somewhat sessionable with a slightly creamy edge to it. Carbonation is spot on for the style and for me. Overall, this would be my first American Blonde Ale with chocolate in it. I once had DFH’s Theobrama and thought this would be similar and in a way, I guess I could kinda say it is without the spicy ancho chile flavoring. I would probably have this again.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Golden with extremely large off white head (infection?). Aroma of fruits and grain. Medium/light body with malt sweetness and some hop bitterness. Not much chocolate except the residue in the bottom of my glass. I expect a chocolate ale to have at least a hint of chocolate

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (6266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Can. Pale gold pour with a monster white head. Some funky stale wheat and fake chocolate aroma. Thin palate. Hint of metal. Not very good.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2013
pale yellow, slightly hazy, short-lived white head. nose is mild cocoa and frankly not a whole lot else. flavor is cocoa, bit of grass, with a very light touch of hoppiness in the aftertaste. not terribly interesting.


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