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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Looks can be deceiving! This satisfying simulation of self exploration is sure to surprise your pallet. Itís an extremely smooth sessionable coffee blonde. So light a candle and enjoy the adventure this beer has to offer.


FunkyBrewster's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep golden with a small white head. Aroma is very strong mocha coffee character, vanilla, cream, coffee like a latte with vanilla. Flavor has much the same, straightforward vanilla and cocoa and coffee. Finishing sweet and nestle cocoa powder. Fizzy carbonation, too much for the style, soda-like prickle that should be softer to let all those sweet notes roll. Medium body. The more I drink the more I kind of feel like its an artificial coffee character but it has some nice notes to it


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter5470 (3) - - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
Beautiful Blonde ale smells strong of coffee and tastes even stronger. If you like coffee this beer is for you. I enjoyed it and it's one of my favorites

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Really great Combo of a blonde and coffee. Sweet and slight sugar tastes. Caramel notes and even hazelnut

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4678) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
pours unclear light but bright golden with a very nice creamy white head, good retention and lacing. honeyed malts, sweetish milk chocolate (!), vanilla cream and coconut - soothing, not overwhelming, coffee liquor - kahlua *TM, smooth coffee, some candies, some fruitiness - red berries, lightly zesty. light carbonation, light body - oily, lightly tannic and grassy-spicy-citrusy-dry coffee finish. nicely integrated coffee in a rather honeyed malt bill thatís supported by a good dose of grassy and woodsy hops. enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (426) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured golden hue with a bubbly white head that disapated quickly. Sweet aroma of light coffee and coco. Taste of vanilla/white chocolate. This seems to be a bit of a novelty beer, not a beer drinkerís beer, but Iím not disapointed that I tried it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (235) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Cloudy light amber color. Chaffy aroma with a lil bit wet coffee. Actually quite tasty. Slight milk chocolate taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ralflott (8) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 First taste from bottle was like a quality coffee porter - color after pour was surprising light. A winning balance of weight, flavor, finish make this one of the best coffee beers of any style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (141) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Out of the bottle poor is golden with a white head. Aroma is light coffee . The taste of this beer is surprising compared to the way it looks. Upfront you get coffee flavors that are not overpowering along withsome chocolate notes. Flavors of this beer do not linger giving it a smooth finish. Easy drinker that is worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (707) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a thin, white head. Aroma has slightly sweet, slightly candy, notes of vanilla, toffee, caramel, and a hint of coffee, but not really roasty. Interesting. Taste is balanced with mild coffee/roasty notes paired with traces of vanilla and caramel, and a short aftertaste of coffee bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Very slightly syrupy but still very drinkable. Overall an interesting and tasty beer. Traces of coffee and vanilla but without the big roasted flavours.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Milky coffee and toffee malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet creamy coffee, caramel malt and lightly bitter citrus peel flavor. Nice body and blending. Very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Refreshing. Very slight trace of vanilla. It reminds me of a good iced coffee with no cream or sugar. More like crisp pilsner with notes of coffee. No artificially flavor crap in this. Doesnít have much of a nose.


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