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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Baseball and beer. Few things are more ingrained in America’s psyche than baseball and beer. The histories of both are laden with traditions and transcendence. Rascals and radicals. Celebration and shared experience. Treasured summertime moments with sun on our faces and a beer in our hands. The timeless game defines our past and guides our future.

Lightly golden-straw hue with a lasting thick, white head. Aromas of sweet malt, floral with slight citrus are followed by delicate herbal notes. Faintly sweet giving way to mellow, lightly floral hop flavor and notes of banana and pears from our signature house yeast. Nicely balanced with a clean herbal-hopped finish makes this an enjoyably, quaffable ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1538) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2015
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a pale yellow with a nice white lacing head. Mild fruity aroma. Crisp, clean sweet pale malt taste with bread dough, white grapes, lemon zest and mild hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (576) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Cooperstown calls itself a Blonde Ale, but seems like the hybridization of a Saison, Blonde, and Belgian Ale. Its looks are like a Saison with a golden body and a long-lasting head. Aroma presents fruity yeast esters and bread malt - much like a Belgian White and Belgian Ale. Taste offers banana, clean hops, fresh bread, pomaceous fruit, and mildly earthy yeast. Blonde Ale or not, Cooperstown Ale offers a lot more flavor and complexity than traditionally lighter summer beers. It’s a beautiful and refreshing Belgian-style ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2306) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 26, 2015
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD.  Hazy, yellow gold with an off-white head and good lacing.  Aroma of lemony citrus, yeast, herbs, grain, biscuit, banana, grass and cloves.  Taste of yeast, herbs, cloves, lemony citrus, wheat, biscuit and spices.  Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1614) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body. The aroma is lemon, lavender and grain. The taste is bright grapefruit and lemon bitterness. The texture is crisp with soft edges. Nice overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7680) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Tap at Busters. Golden light orange pour with a white clingy head. Citrus, herbs, and a hit of lemon on the tongue. Light and easy drinking. Somewhat creamy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8514) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, slightly hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, dough, biscuit into some lemony notes, grass from the hops into some Belgian yeast, some pepper, slight white fruit. Taste was a mix of citrus peels, spice, coriander into a bit of grain, biscuit, some husky notes into a bit of lemon, grain, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1265) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Gold pour, nice white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, lemon, bananas. Flavor of bananas, yeast, wheat, straw, spicy hops... floral and vegetal. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 19, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2015 between a 3.9 and a 4 on this beautiful belgian blonde. Ommegang keeps doing this so i really should stop being surprised. banana and clove, something hefe like but distinctly begian with noble hops. refreshing too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4449) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Aroma is citrus hops, vanilla/cream and a hint of bananas. The flavor is Belgian yeast, spices, malts and a dryish/hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 3/4/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, banana, pear, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, banana, pear, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, banana, pear, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, balance, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good hoppy Belgian pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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