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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours clear blonde with a modest off-white head and a fruit and yeast aroma. There is a slightly sour light malt flavor with a banana finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (312) - Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours hazy gold with white head, lots of yeast. Aroma is spicy yeast. Medium body, lots of sweet yeast flavor with a little spiciness, little bit of banana, and some citrus hops. Some alcohol taste also. Lots of grainy barley taste on the malt side. Nothing spectacular but it does a really good job of hiding the higher ABV, very drinkable and pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (314) - - FEB 6, 2014
Tap in tulip at Lyon’s pub. Hazy dark gold. Little head on my pour. Sweet smell, almost honey like. Slightly syrupy, but has elements of Belgian ales. Yeast and slight citrus, finished with syrupy alcohol. Decent attempt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap at Lyon’s Pub in downtown Mpls. Absolutely no head which is mainly attributed to the bartender not the beer itself. Dark golden color with good carbonation present. Aroma is odd....maybe yeast? Taste is surprisingly solid. Represents the Belgian strong ale well considering it’s about as far from Belgium as possible. Alcohol is present. Some malty sweet. No real bitter or floral hops at all. While it’s not the best beer out there, if you’re in Iowa (or Mpls) probably worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Stubby little 12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is lemons, some dry yeasts, and something akin to overripe rotting fruit. A smooth flavor of lemons, dry Belgian malts, not hot despite a higher ABV. Decent. A nice effort.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Deep yellow, very thin white head. Citrus aroma with a bit of funk to it. Flavor is yeasty with some apple and clove, a spicy finish. Not much carbonation for the style. It’s got some good flavor to it, but a little rough around the edges--good beer, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip. Appearance: Slightly hazy blonde-gold with rapidly diminishing head, leaving complete stillness behind. This is not how a Belgian ale should look. Aroma: Yeasty (with banana and clove), hoppy (clearly Styrian) and bready. Taste: Sweeter than the yeasty, hoppy aroma - this is as expected when most US brewers attempt the style. Lots of bread, with some banana and clove before finishing up with the peppery Styrian hops. Palate: Moderate carbonation with a medium body and a barely dry finish. Not effervescent, crisp and dry as would be proper. Overall: Typical US attempt at a Strong Belgian Pale/Golden/Blonde Ale. While there are some nice flavors here, the faulty mouthfeel and sweet body are simply off.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Appearance: Pours clear gold with no head.

Aroma: Juicy fruit gum and grain.

Taste: Banana, flan, bubble gum light Euro bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with spicy fizz.

Overall: A drinkable Belgian-style ale. Not fantastic, but not bad either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear golden. Fruit and grain nose. This is nice. Soft fruit, spice. Lots of sweetness is nice. Tasty.


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