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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This is an unfiltered Belgian Style Blonde Ale. The beer is blonde in color from the pale malted barley varieties. It is delicately hopped with Styrian Golding and Celeia for medium bitterness and aroma. Sugars are added for higher attenuation, following the practices of some Belgian brewers. Belgian ale yeast is used to add complex flavor esters. This beer is unfiltered and yeast is left in for additional conditioning. The beer is named Fatale because it is 8.5% alcohol by volume and will catch up with you if you’re not careful.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Orange-gold with scant, white head / Fat, clean nose of malo, citrus, and resin / Medium to full body, malty and fruit but very clean, body stands up well to big alcohol, with good balance and dry finish / Big, clean, elegant flavors of fermented orange, pineapple, mango, honey, and resin / Very nice in this big, steely, style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2011
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Bottle. A - Hazed dark, white peach color with a slightly smaller than average sized, creamy, smooth, frothy, white head. Average retention leaving a decent lace. S - A light on the light side with a fair amount of phenol, spicy aroma. Clove, coriander, and mediciny aroma are strongest. Some bready and pilsner malt base. Belgian yeast is providing a lot of the aroma. A touch of fruitiness (especially banana). T - Like the nose, the flavor is dominated by spice, phenol, and bready/pilsner malt (some graininess as well). The malt flavor provides a lot of the flavor and base. Clove, coriander and phenol flavors pop up throughout with an interesting kick. In the back there is a faint fruity ester flavor but not very strong for the style. Slight alcohol warming at the finish, but well hidden and not harsh at all. M - Medium body with a good level of carbonation. There is a bit of a kick from the alcohol and carbonation, but is very nice and smooth overall. D - I’m torn on this one and a lot of the scores could be changed a little without much problem for me. It is a little strong on the phenol/spice and not enough fruitiness but it goes down easy. Alcohol makes a very brief showing, but is very well hidden for 8.5%. Notes: Like I said, I’m torn. A some points I like it and other times I’m not really digging it. Overall I think it just misses a little on the fruitiness. Good and refreshing beer though, it’s just not something that I really enjoy. It seems like a nice inoffensive BSPA that I think a lot of people will like, but not love.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Stubby bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, clove, melon and pear. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, fruitiness, honey and light spice with a crisp dry lingering fruity honey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle courtesy of pepsican. Thanks! Pours a hazy almost murky yellow color with a thin fizzy white head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma of bready malts with caramel, spice, stone fruits, very faint earth and herbal hops. The taste is sweet bready malts, cinnamon, other spice, caramel, strawberries. pineapple, citrus and stone fruits. Medium bodied, slight bitterness, high carbonation and no heat. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
on tap, cloudy yellow with good white foam , aroma is belgian yeast and soft floral, flavor is nice floral, some yeasty bread notes, soft bodied, refreshing, abv well hidden

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2522) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Love the stubby 12oz bottle that I poured into a smaller Corsendonk goblet glass. Extra point for the cool bottle. The beer is unfiltered with sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Thus, the pour provides a cloudy golden body, cannot see through it but still radiates. Small head does not stick around for long. Aroma is moderate banana and pear esters with some sweet candy and mild dough from the yeast. A bit sweeter than I want it but still within my range of acceptability. I think I get a little bit of pilsner malt in the aroma particularly. Flavor is lower on the sweetness and esters and a bit higher on the doughiness with a little bit of bitterness at the end to round it off. Nice medium body, very drinkable. Sweet aftertaste. Very nice beer especially for the price. On the sweeter side and I would like a bit more carbonation. Underrated on RB.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
12oz cool ass stubby bottle from JCWatts, thanks John. Poured a good looking clear yellow gold body with a smaller foamy bright white head. Upon pouring the last few drops some giant dollops of yeast plopped into my DDC tulip. Aroma is very yeasty, lots of esters, ripe banana, slight white pepper, bready, dough, bubble gum and topical fruits. Body is rather nice with a medium mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation with an average duration on the aftertaste and a slightly delicate mouthfeel overall. Flavor is not as complex as the aroma, yeast, bread crusts, lemon rind, slight bubble gum and some white pepper. This was a nice surprise. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (346) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
12oz stubby bottle bought at Hyvee liguors in Cedar Rapids. Poured a crystal clear yellow gold body with a very small foamy white head. (Recommend leaving the yeast in the bottle on this one. Did not find that it improved the taste or texture.) Aroma is very yeasty, lots of esters, ripe banana, slight white pepper, bready, and apricot. Thick body with chewy texture. Soft carbonation with a consistent uncomplicated taste and finish. Flavor is not as complex as the aroma, yeast, straw, bread crusts, lemon drop, slight bubble gum, some white pepper, and paper napkin. A very pleasant beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice big tight head with larger than normal bubbles. The aroma is plenty of bread yeast with some nice banana fruitiness and a bit of spice. The flavor follows but the banana is more defined and the spiciness is less so. There is some nice lemon zest and a mild balancing bitterness with a nice enough alcohol character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1451) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2010
hazy gold with a nice sized white head. Lots of dough and spicy bananas in the flavor and aroma. Some lemon citrus notes and a bit of lime and just a bit of grassy hops. Lively carbonation, just a touch of the ABV in the finish.


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