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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6306) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2/5/14. 12oz bottle from Warehouse. Cleanish golden pour with a small khaki head. Bland aroma, lightly doughy, a hint of earthy bitterness. Mild doughy flavor, a touch of citrus, hay, corn. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - 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 wasnít 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. Itís quite bubbly in texture, with retention that isnít quite fantastic. Streaks of lacing are left on the glass. Iím usually wary of a Belgian-style ale thatís perfectly clear, so Iím 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, itís very sweet and lemony. Thereís 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. Itís the gentle bitterness that damn near saves this beer entirely. This could have been a sugary mess, but itís 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 oneís slightly better than I anticipated. While the Belgian yeast is almost a non-factor, itís still a decent beer thanks to the mild bitterness and easy-drinking nature. Itís not amazing or complex, but itíll get the job done. Worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-28-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 ĖWhile 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 (575) - 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 (6165) - 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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlbeer (846) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Smells of malt, yeast and slight lemon. Taste follows with a slightly bitter finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (566) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Appearance: this beer is a very clear and pretty light yellow color, pours with a large white head with good density Aroma: lemon, bread, Taste: pretty sweet, has hints of lemon, sugar, very light bitter finish, Palate: soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, very slight bitter aftertaste Overall: this beer is like a wit but with added sweetness, decent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4653) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Small, quick dissipating white head atop a clear amber body. Cereal and metallic aroma. Very mild bready malts and grain finish. On draught at Moon Under Water in Victoria for $6/16oz pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1628) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains mainly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty clean.

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