Iron Hill Smokin Blonde
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Belgian-style Blond Ale with biscuit-like character and subtle sweet smoke flavor from the use of smoke malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly creamy off white head. Aroma of fruity Belgian yeast, very light smoke, cereal grains. Flavor was of this nice smooth smokiness, spicy Belgian yeast, clove. light earthy notes and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
750ml bottle courtesy of GMCC2181, thanks Gabe. Rating #6. Medium yellow pour. L9ight smokiness and a little bready, very smooth, but with a little hop bite too it. Not bad and very nice for the 4th. (1281)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Shenandoah Throwdown, 750ml bottle, thanks Dickinsonbeer. Small off-white head atop cloudy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some spicy, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange, light smoke. Soft light-medium body, light creaminess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a hazy golden apricot color. Light smoke (and I do mean very light, knowing there was some smoke probably was the only reason I noticed it), some soft wheat notes. Smooth, cracker and sweetness. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Hazy orange-yellow pour with a light tan head. Somewhat weak aroma with mostly hops and a bit of cereal. I donít really get too much smoke. Dry yeasty flavor. A bit of funk and some fruit. Good hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7896) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
750mL sampled at Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a nice cloudy blonde with a creamy, relatively thick, bright white head that has good retention and lace. Not much smoke going on here for me- maybe a touch in the nose but thatís because I was looking for it. Taste is pretty generic Belgian blonde: yeasty, candi sugar, touch of grassy hops. Moderately creamy body. No real flaws but not what I would consider a smoked blonde, which Iím assuming was the intention.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
The newest 750 cc from Iron Hill, this one pours deep gold with a lot of carbonation streams and 2 finger white head. Nose is pale malt, hopcitrus, mild rauch and fruit. Tastes rich, spicy, with pale malt, hopcitrus, apricotty fruit, on the sweet side late, with light rauch. They advertise this as smoked gold ale, but I found the rauchy component to be pretty much non-existent. Still, a unique and quaffable beer on a 90 degree day, although I must admit to getting tired of all the puns on blonde women. This one even features a Barbie doll on the label. Letís get more original, guys.

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