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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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An easy drinking Belgian-style ale, our Bridge Builder Blonde has a wheat flavored backbone from the malt, tempered with hints of clove, banana and pear. The name is an homage to the many immigrants who constructed the unique arched stone bridges all along the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Growler... RBWG 2013... Pours lightly hazed and light yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is bursting at-the-seams with spiciness Ė overbearing notes of clove and coriander. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. The flavor is mildly sweet and loaded with clove spiciness. Lengthy, spicy finish. I could have lived without that overbearing, clove-like phenol. Iím no fan of that. Growler courtesy of ygtbsm94!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13437) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy yellow color. Aroma of straw and light spice. Taste has mixed spice and rising white bread dough, maybe subtle citrus. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7417) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
12 oz bottle. (Mr. Billís) Roanoke, VA.
Slightly hazy golden colour with a small white head. Belgian yeast, bready malt, sweetness, mild hops and some spices in the aroma. Not bad. The flavour is a bit more straight forward with yeast, mild bitterness, some sweetness and malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerdedDave (513) - - SEP 21, 2014
on tap at Blue Blaze Pizza in Damascus; gold color; fruity, malty aroma; light and refreshing; well balanced; light malt with fruity, citrusy hop notes

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2364) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottled from VA. Poured a cloudy yellow orange. Candy sugar and a bit of wheat. OK. ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2014
12 oz. Pours a cloudy orange-golden with a lasting film of cream on top. Nose is toast, caramel, banana, orange, peach and spicy dry grass. Tastes of spicy dry yeast, peach, caramel, wheat toast and a touch of banana. Light-medium body has a nice balance.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4857) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Blonde golden coloured body with the slightest haze and a thin, one centimetre off-white head. Aroma of very light malt, some yeast and rice notes and a little floral hoppiness - not much though. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with some subdued sweetness, a hint of cardboard and staleness and a little hop touch at the end. Aftertaste shows some nice sweetness from honey and fruit and very little else aside from the malt. Overall, a decent light beer with an okay profile, but no real complexity and depth. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia after a hockey game on 13-November-2013 - Thanks Kev!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle Christmas beer for 2013 This is a style of beer that does not suit my taste. The ale poured a hazy amber with no head. The aroma was sweet fruit. The taste of a malt and some cloves. Light body with soft carbonation. Finish was spicy and typical of belgian ales.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4093) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Persimmon and lemon nose. Cloudy amber, medium head. Dry peach flavor. Medium body Lemon zest finish. Fairly tame.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (568) - Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Iím becoming a fan of Parkway. This Belgian style ale pours hazy, golden brown with a head that fades and leaves no lace, but a tenacious little ring along the outside. The aroma is the usual for a Belgian; bananas, peaches and mild cloves atop a buttery malt. The flavor brings that malt to the foreground and it closes with a nice, peppery tingle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (3520) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle from the last local swap - thanks! Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is grass, pepper, wheat, spices. Flavor is a bit odd, actually. Medium sweet, peppery, wheat. Medium body.


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