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RATINGS: 183   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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
I am angry at this beer. Clear golden macro pour. Smells like Heinekken less the skunk plus some yeast. Tastes of corn and water. Boo hiss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Very good blonde ale. Nice straw and grain taste. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (270) - - AUG 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle. From notes 1-11-15. A light bodied, sweet and fruity golden ale. An easy to drink beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
willisread (1280) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2015
355ml bottle from Mitsuya’s Liquor in Asagaya, Tokyo. Poured into an English tulip pint. Clear straw golden color with a nice soapy white head that hangs around for a fair amount of time. After about 30 minutes it looks like a pale lager or pilsner in the glass. Banana, pineapple and citrus aroma. As it warms up a slight bubblegum aroma comes out. Almost no malt notes are noticeable. Strong wheat presence on the palate with lemon standing out particularly strongly. A slight sourness becomes noticeable on the palate after coming to room temperature. Soda-pop like carbonation with a medium dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Not bad but nothing special. Nice malty beer with aroma of Spring. Easy to drink and quite thin too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WABeerFiend (349) - - JAN 16, 2015
07.13.14 Best by date. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.10.14. A: 1 finger head with an aggressive pour. Very light see through yellow. S: Hops. Some sourness. T: Lemon and honey dominate. It also has slight malt, some bitter hops. M: Crisp. O: This was ok. It was easy to drink and very light. It had a nice balance. There wasn’t much else. There are much better blondes out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BassMan49 (8) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
A decent choice if your looking for something light and not over powering. Just sort of what you would expect for a spring afternoon with a light lunch or afternoon snack. Cereal, hay, citrus, and a quick dissipating head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a crystal clear golden color. The head is about two-fingers high, and completely white in shade. It’s quite bubbly in texture, with retention that isn’t quite fantastic. Streaks of lacing are left on the glass. I’m usually wary of a Belgian-style ale that’s perfectly clear, so I’m not going to give a great score for that. S: The aroma is both lemony and somewhat sweet. There are underlying notes of Belgian yeast, with a hint of phenol to back the aforementioned fruit esters and candied sugar. Faint touches of earthy hops also appear. Not a bad aroma, but too sweet for me, without enough of a balancing bitterness. T: At first, it’s very sweet and lemony. There’s just a kiss of Belgian yeast here to go with the general opening flavors. The finish is a lot more enjoyable - the sugary notes fade, being replaced with a subtle hit of noble hops. It’s the gentle bitterness that damn near saves this beer entirely. This could have been a sugary mess, but it’s actually pleasantly balanced and moderately enjoyable. M: I want to say that the body is medium, with a one-two punch of healthy carbonation and a dry finish helping to make this go down easily. The aftertaste has a gentle bitterness that lingers nicely on the palate. O: This one’s slightly better than I anticipated. While the Belgian yeast is almost a non-factor, it’s still a decent beer thanks to the mild bitterness and easy-drinking nature. It’s not amazing or complex, but it’ll get the job done. Worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-28-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium golden amber color with a two finger head of white billowy foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is very light overall with just a bit of a citrus smell of lemon and some candied sugar, toasted malt, and some yeasty smells. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and slightly yeasty flavor. Some lightly toasted Belgian malt flavors quickly come to the tongue along with some sweeter flavors of fruit with them being of a pear and a bit of apple. A little bit of a candied sugar taste later comes to the tongue with some lemongrass coming as well. All the while, the bready flavors convert more toward a doughy flavor as the taste advances to the end. Some hay comes to the tongue at the end as well, leaving a somewhat crisp but lightly sweetened malty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather nice for the mix of Belgian malt flavors and candied sugar/fruit flavors all while the higher carbonation level really does a nice job of keeping the brew crisp and refreshing. Overall –While a bit light in the Belgian spice, the Belgian malt was quite nice and made for an interesting and overall nice drinking brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (669) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a light yellow with creamy, thick, four finger head. Aroma - lemon, spicy yeast, soft hops. Taste - sweet malt, some citrus, spicy yeast notes, warm bread. Refreshing on palate. Not my favorite blonde ever, but pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Clear golden but with a nice fluffy white head and good legs. Aroma is a little musty, with some yeasty spice and understated lemon. Decent prickly but crisp feel. Flavor pops a little more than the nose."

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