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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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LaConner Brewing Company is honored to bring you this special release Ale in celebration of the 21st Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This Belgian-style Blonde Ale is light in color and body, yet full of flavor and character.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Bottle pours light golden with an ever so slight pink hue.   Head is dishwater like (large bubbles), carbonation is light, lacing is minor.   Aroma is very distinct, but not sure exactly what to make of it.   Perhaps some flowers, pears, and a bit of sweet grass.   Definately not like anything I have smelled before.   Taste is again floral, with perhaps some sweet straw flavor as well.   Unsweetened pears maybe?   This is very clean and crisp, finish is smooth but lacks any umph of flavor.   Easily a thirst quencher.   Light and refreshing.   Very interesting to say the least!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Light yellow orange color, very hazy. A HUGE freakin whitish head. Aroma is yeasty, citrusy and a touch lemony. A medium bodied Belgian Golden Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Citrusy flavors, lemon, apricots, peaches and wheat grass. Fairly bright yeasts. Very lively carbonation, perhaps a bit to lively. The carbonation tends to get in the way of some of the flavor. Light and refreshing. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2004
(Bottle) Light peachy straw color with a taller big white bubbly head. Light pale malt, light spice and lemon aroma. Rather straight foeward pale malt flavors in which the alcohol comes out and disrupts this middle quaff. Some really nice malt and hops flavors in the finish. The linger has more alcohol and odd dry spice. A few little tweaks and this will be an outstanding belgian golden ale.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2004
Top clear, bottom cloudy gold, tiny head.Cat piss floral nose. Sour taste with light hops. Nearly flat. Not a good effort

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3301) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 3, 2005
Sampled with SoCal RB guys...thanks to whomever who brought this...Huge head. Sugary, sweet, mildly fruity aroma. Interesting. Pale, mildly hazy straw color with an overly large huge white head. Mild sweetness to start with candy sugar notes. Finishes bitter and hoppy. nice body. Smooth and easy drinking. Not shabby.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3106) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2004
Has one of the best noses around full of sweet tulips and honey. It is light bodied with good balanced, but the finish is a strange malty mix that didn’t appeal to much to me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Pours with a slightly cloudy pale yellow body topped by a thick, fizzy white head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet with notes of iced tea and lemon, as well as, flowery notes. Similar flavor with a little bitterness in the finish. Light bodied and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2010
La Conner Brewing Company--Tulip Festival Ale 2004--22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 15 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Blonde. Hazy bright dark golden lemon color. Mild lace head. Pleasant mild Belgian floral hop front. Smooth delicate sweet banana ester mild clove cinnamon tasty Belgian body. Clean mild spicy hop end. Sampled 4/10/2004.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Tap, at the brewpub. Light sterling/saaz hop aroma. Light pale color. Some phenolics, no tartness. Quite estery. Refreshing low alcohol beer. Impressive for a non-wit low alcohol belgian style beer. A belgian style session bitter?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2005
Poursa golden yellow hue with a big frothy white head with poor lacing. Aromas of chamomile, wheat, orange peel, and a hint of mint. MOuthfeel is medium bodied. Aromas of wheat, lemon zest, with a slight sour flavor and a hint of banana.


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