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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Using dandelion greens to bitter a Belgian-style ale blossomed from our brewers collaborating with Red Rock Brewing. This being our sixth interpretation together since 2008, expect a wonderfully complex ale fermented with wild Belgian yeast and blended with just a touch of wood-aged beer. Bitterness imparted from dandelion greens and grains of paradise will have you blowing wishes for sips.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy gold with a slight white head. Slightly sour aroma with a bit of wood. Medium bodied without much carbonation. Slight tartness. Bit of sweetness and a little fruit. Overall not really a whole lot going on here. Didn’t do it for me.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Cloudy bright yellow, sweet aroma and flavor, and a good body letting you know it’s a hefty beer. Floral and slightly sugary, with a little grassy bite from the greens, and a touch of tart. Really different, good brew."

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BarefootMaiden (2) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
At first pour, Paardebloem is a beautiful, dark, almost creamy looking orange, with an extremely frothy head that lingers. It is floral/grassy and citrusy, even a little woodsy. It says ’best enjoyed by May 2014,’ and I believe this is why the beer appears to be so flat to me. It’s a fairly light beer, the more I drink the more flavors I seem to notice. Overall, this isn’t my type of beer, I don’t think I would purchase it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Babajan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Hops, floral, grass, citrus, grapefruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, floral, grass, citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1318) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
22 ounce bottle, says Best Enjoyed by May 2014. Guess this was in my fridge longer than I thought. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a hazy dark golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. It smells like peaches, herbs/earthiness, white grapes/wine, citrus, and some bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of a bit of clove and grassiness. It’s fruity, tart and bitter. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and has a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, I liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (751) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Not too much aroma. Beautiful head, but a bit of chill haze. Nice bitter. Working through the add-ons tastes, the peach juice is present and nice balance - very minimal added sweetness, just flavor. Very light on wood agedness. Grains of Paradise and dandelion greens - not familiar with them in the brew, but there are some interesting tastes going on - I’m good with crediting them, or just great hop choices. Nicely done. Could almost fall under "fruit beer" more than Belgian.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Babajan, Stockholm. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy floral aroma, grassy, hay, citrus, peach, citrus, some grapefruit. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, hay, dandelions, peach, herbal notes. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3712) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12 oz. on tap. Cloudy golden with a lasting film of foam. Smell is mild funk, white grape, resin and herb. Taste is pear, grape and a touch of funky bubblegum. Finish is bitterish wheat flour and green herb. Medium body has medium-high carbonation and finishes bitter and dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
The aroma is alcoholic and floral with yeast and fruit. The appearance is hazy gold. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a strange beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (2946) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
It's very different than other beers. It's a tart quality with a potent carbonated punch. Pours cleans yellow but loaded with flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Appearance: clear light orange, with a scant, bubbly near-white head, no lacing, slightly syrupy legs. Aroma: mandarin orange, green tea, vegetal/floral notes, hint of honey cough drop. Taste: grassy and marmalade-y, sweet clover, herb garden, coriander, yeast. Finish: lingering syrupy sweetness, hint of tart, lactic wood, lasting vegetal. Notes: Not for me. Overly sweet, herbal, and weird.


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