RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes a somewhat cloudy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, grass, and spice. Taste is malt, yeast, oranges, florals, and spice. Tasty.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Epic Beer Festival 2013. Pour is slightly hazy yellow pour with a small white head and great lacing. Musty, biscuity, somewhat earthy, honeycomb, phenolic, touch of white pepper, and grassy aroma. Taste is straw, banana, a touch of clove, musty, honey, biscuit, somewhat doughy, and grassy with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Really tasty stuff.
GarrettB (842) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
December 28th, 2011 - A few days after Christmas I got one last Christmas gift: a flight of Lone Tree Brewingís beers. Prime facie, thereís nothing notable about this brewery, but itís close to home. Itís the local British pub I always dreamed of but never had until Lone Tree Brewing came along. After sampling their Hefeweizen, I moved on to the Ariadneís Blonde. The body is somewhat murky, and a dark, almost foxy brown and golden. A small, wafer thin white head sits on top of the brew, but its diminutive dimensions might just be an artifact of sampling the beer from a 4 oz. glass. The smell is above all yeasty, but also adds a touch of orange peel to give the brew appeal (ha!). On the tongue, the Ariadne Blond is sweet, most notably with lots and lots of orange flavors. There might even be enough orange for me to taste the concentrated sweetness of orange juice. The orange flavor is so powerful it feels a little like it is masking the actual brew, but the palate is quenching. Satisfying, and with a long aftertaste to suck on, an overenthusiastic sweetness can mostly be looked over. This is a little like a Hoegaarden with a bag of oranges squeezed into it. In the end, I do prefer more flavor to less.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours cloudy gold with average, fizzy white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, candy sugar, biscuit malt, floral hops, oranges, and light banana. Flavor is malt forward with good supporting fruit esters and faint hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
Ratman197 (8474) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lone Tree poured a hazy gold with a lasting offwhite head. Aroma of straw, fruiuttiness and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, yeast,coriander and citrus with a smooth lingering coriander finish.
3fourths (7521) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
draft. watery dishsoap. thin. corn, rice and dirty esters. the cleaning solution sharpness in the nose is offputting. thereís some sort of fruity esters and acid and a bitter bite on the back, as the beer quickly dissolves seemingly thinner than water, but itís also quite sweet, in a coors light sort of way.
adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Hazy, golden appearance with a white head. A touch spicy, coriander, a touch bready, wheat malty, Belgian yeasty aroma. Fairly clean, a touch spicy belgian yeasty, a touch tart, orange citrusy, wheat malty flavor. Pretty solid brew!
BeerandBlues2 (8450) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours hazy gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is straw malt, banana and coriander, light earthy hops and fruity esters. Flavor is malt, banana, coriander and citrus with light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body, warmth and medium carbonation.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw pour - nose of straw, light phenolics, ginger, honey - flavor is fairly dry and crisp, with some light peppery notes, a touch of banana, some flinty hints on the tail end - finish is semi-sweet, with notes of gingerbread - I would like the finish a bit drier, but otherwise this is a solid abbey single.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy copperish gold, thin but lasting foamy laceful head. The nose is surprisingly fruity, I think Iím getting apricot and white grape tones on top of more traditional blonde cereal grain malts, also, in general, it kinda smells like a clean computer store...not sure how else to describe it. Taste is crisp and clean blonde cereal malts, mild light fruitiness, just a shade of light grassy hops to bring some balancing bitterness. Very clean and mild with an assertive body and firm taste profile. Very well made