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RATINGS: 78   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Aroma: a little bit of pine hidden behind a more pronouced fruit juice, somewhat sugary aroma (the sugary notes clearly due to the characteristic Belgian yeast); Appearance: light yellow to golden, pronounced lace, not as cloudy as I would have expected for being an unfiltered ale, Taste: superior, definately the best aspect of this ale, very easy to pick up the apricot, some banana, the fruity flavors mix very, very well with the hoppy flavors, really tasty; Palate: the yeasty background smooths things out in an awesome way, you’re not left with the hops piledriving your tastebuds, Overall: very good beer, I wish I had another, I enjoyed it with Waldorf chicken salad, and I suggest you pair it up with something slightly fruity too

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Shared with kristen, james and veronica. Clear golden pour. Kristen also REALLY liked this beer. Belgian candi sugar and lightly yeasty. A little alcohol on the nose. Not burning. Thought this was Blonde Fat Ale. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pour out of bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma of lemon, biscuit, slight pear and grape, touch of earth note in there as well. Taste is a nice biscuit, caramel, slight lemon with rich yeast, touch of earth and more bready notes, finishing fairly sweet but slightly dry. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3606) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Sampled at Repeal of Prohibition fest 2013 at Schlafly Bottleworks - Pours golden blonde with a light haze and white head. The aroma has bananas, clove, raw dough and fruity Belgian yeast. It has medium / full body with light carbonation. The flavor starts sweet and sugary with nectar fruits, spice and mild banana. The finish has mild spicy hops. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Light pale and grainy malts, fruity/peachy sweetness, and light spicy yeast. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Draft at Shorts Burger & Shine. Poured a hazy yellow-light orange color with a white head. Very fragrant. I smelled it from across the table without bringing up to my nose. Lots of banana, cereal grain, and a squeeze of lemon. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with a bit of citrus-type acidity. Moderate carbonation. The flavor profile followed the aroma; banana, lemon zest, and mixed cereal grains.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2010
On tap at peace tree. Cloudy flaxen color. Nice initial large head with great retention. Initial sulphorous yeasty aroma that gives way to a very blegian lemony scent. Palate is slightly fizzy. The hops provide a nice medium citrus bitterness throughout. Key lime finish. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Aroma is largely Belgian yeast phenolics, lemon, bread, and sweet malts. Pours a muddy golden color with a 1/2" white head, below average retention and just a touch of lacing. Very fruity flavor, banana and lemon are most apparent, some pepper and clove, good dose of bready malt character. Medium body, more than the appearance would suggest, some residual sweetness. A bit heavy on the palate, but otherwise a nice blond ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a smallish light biege head. Aroma of citrus, spice and yeast. Taste is malt, lemon, spices and a touch of hops. Some alcohol taste. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophouse (5) - - SEP 5, 2011 does not count
Had a 12 oz. bottle. A solid mix between a belgian and a blonde. I expected more off, fruity flavors being they used a belgian yeast and was a bit disappointed. But still a nice easy to drink, tasty beer with hints of caramel and butterscotch.


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