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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Inspired by our anniversary bike trips through Belgium. Spring Blonde is a bright golden ale with a sweet lemony start, pedaling to a pleasantly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Blond color, with compact head. Mild aroma: some Belgium here, light spices, light fruits, but also a bit of stale waters. Off-dry mouthfeel with high carbonation; pale malt flavor, with a hay accent and light late sugars; some spices, very light fruits; correct bitterness.
A pleasant and refreshing beer, with a rather true Belgian character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13518) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Orlando, FL. Pours gold with a large creamy white head. Aroma is softly yeasty with a citrus note. Flavor is bready with citrus and a minimum of spice and yeast. Starter Belgian.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of straw, yeast and a hint of citrus with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
12oz bottle-white-yellow. A-hay/grain, hint of floral. T-lemon/floral hops, hay/grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral, herbal hops and pale malts. The taste is pale crackery malts, herbal hops. Medium bodied, high carbonation, simple, well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a fairly clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has some spicy yeast, lemon, light pepper, and cracker notes and is clean. There is a bit of sweetness in the flavor but it dries out well in the finish. Cracker and dough dominate the flavor along with some grassy and light citrusy notes. Some bitterness on the finish. Nothing too flashy and sure, it’s a little boring but it’s clean and dry. That’s just fine with me. Update: Three weeks later it tastes like veggies.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Lactic lemon malt aroma. Medium yellow with large head. Lightly sweet milky barley malt flavor. Lightly bitter herbal finish. Not bad but pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12oz bottle. Best by: 22/june/14. Pours a clear golden color, with a bigger white head. Leaves decent reaches of lace. Medium body. Kind of sharp, light to moderate carbonation, dry finish. Kind of a lightly spicy flavor, some light belgian yeast funk, and yes, some lemon citric qualities. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, kind of spicy overall. An OK belgian blonde. Does get smoother as it sits and warms. Some nice bready biscuity malt comes out, that has an enjoyable but brief finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, on April 6, 2014.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, malty, floral, hibiscus taste. Sweet, floral aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, floral scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear yellow-golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, biscuit, sweet honey and a touch of vanilla in there, slight yeasty, spicy note as well but overall pretty light. Taste was a mix of slight biscuit, bread, grass, hints of yeast, slight honey, finishing fairly clean, slightly bitter.

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