GarrettB (1253) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hard to love a blonde (beer) but I keep trying new versions, expecting a powerful, new blonde-based experience around the next corner. And that’s what brings me to Iron Fist’s Blonde, which I’m pretty sure I originally picked up on a whim at my local no-name grocery store. The blonde, yellow brew props up a frothy white foam, which in spite of a thick head, puts out a steady plume of tangy muscat smell, fresh and herbal. I also get fresh summertime snack smells like celery and apple, garnished with parsley. Herbal, fruity and vegetal, all at once. It must be healthy! The flavor follows-up, with a dry and herbal foretaste, and adding in lots of parsley and parsnip, oddly enough. The carbonation is healthy and hale, though, with hops kind of outlining the whole experience, and generating a long, enjoyable aftertaste. I’m not sure I liked it, but I appreciated it. This is vastly different from the normal blonde offerings, light and airy and sort of flavorless. It’s the taste of a summer garden, made drinkable.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Iron Fist ][ $1.75 ][ Tasting Flute ][ 8.29.15 ]
>> Clear blonde pour, wispy foam. Taste is big cinnamon, tannic, celery, extract flavors. Nose is celery, old bread. Eh..
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramell grassy spicy aroma. Hoppy floral grassy bready flavour.
Scopey (9770) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours clear golden - amber with a small white head. The nose is soft, grainy, bitter -sweet, dough, cereal and light wood. The taste is soft, toasted grain, grassy, icing sugar, dough, wood and a touch of spice with a dry, grassy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit more alcoholic than I would expect for this sort of thing. A touch wishy-washy, but not all bad.
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear golden beer with a small off white head. Malty caramel aroma, spicy, grassy, hay, floral notes. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, hay, bready, biscuits, some lemongrass.
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, light citrusy. Mild estery. Sweet, toasted and yeasty. Light fruity finish.
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
19th July 2015
Very light haze on this gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Airy pale malts, some sweetness. Mild orange and a trace of spice. Dry finish. It’s clean but a tad dry and a bit dull.
GenDV138 (3739) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Brew’d Pub. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, spices, citrus fruit and peel, lemon. Tastes of wheat, herbs, spices, lemon citrus fruit and peel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Travlr (16872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brewd. Clear yellow, fluffy white head. Aroma of white pepper and paper. Taste is bitter straw.
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really nice grain sweetness in aroma with a slight hefe node. Nice. But that is were niceness ends. Not bad brew by any means just plain stuff. Expected more from these guys as they make great belgian inspired brews.