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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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This strong Belgian style ale is made with hand-toasted Pilsner malt, grains of paradise, and fresh picked dandelion greens. Although dandelions are considered a nuisance weed around the world, dandelion greens are a natural toxin-remover, and show up throughout modern history in various tonics and folk remedies. Paardebloem (Flemish for dandelion) has a hazy, deep golden color, a soft-toasted malt character and is 100% bottle conditioned. The grain bill was designed to produce a malty, light bodied beer, emphasizing the flavors of the spices and esters of the Belgian yeast strain. Paardebloem (Flemish for dandelion) was created in conjunction with Chris McCombs and New Belgium Brewing Company. 9.2% alcohol by volume.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2940) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler, UA. Cloudy orange-yellow pour. Aroma of yeasty, grapefruit, spice. Tastes are yeast, berry, floral, faint tart, pepper, toasted malt, herbal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (683) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Tart, earthy aroma. Floral and lightly sweet. Tart flavor, with earthy character. Spicy; moderate bitterness. Nice floral/sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeJslc (759) - USA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 2011 bottle consumed in 2013. Gold, clear, persistent white head. Aroma of pilsner malt with a lightly toasty cracker-like character, light earthy spice, some light fruit of pears and strawberries. Flavor is similar with some more herbal notes and soft bready malt impressions. Light in character and complex and interesting. --Re-rating after having 2014: similar to above with perfect balance of tartness and acidity with toasty malts and light fruits of strawberry and pear. Very well made, nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13508) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Bottle. Murky yellow color. Nice bretty aroma with light spice. Taste is sour lemonpeel, spice, sourdough bread.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Pours apricot with white head. Nose/taste of florals, peach, wild yeast, light citrus fruits, lemon zest and spicy hops. A bit overcarbonated. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Paardebloem batch #2 is slightly hazy and light gold in color with peachy/lemony nose. It has a unique floral bitterness with a big malty backbone. There is a touch of sourness along with some nice peppery notes This provides a nice balance for the big spicy/sweetness the ale carries. As the ale warms the toasted grains become more apparent and the sweetness from the ale become a little less pronounced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2011
750 @Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks Ibrew2or3 [via douglas88 perhaps!?]-pours a thin light tan head and hazy yellow/straw color. Aroma is sweet light malt, fruity, grassy. Taste is sweet light malt, fruity, grassy/spicy/wood hops. Yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to Ibrew2or3 for the share at the recent Tampa tasting I made a brief cameo at! Thx you guys rule! Hazy straw colored pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is hay and lemongrass. Initially this is a crisp tart lemony saison. Finish is dry and salty. Floral aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2011
Big thanks to douglas88 for this one. Waxed 75cl bottle pours opaque copper – gold with off white head. The aroma is smooth hay, lemon like acidity, spicy yeast, firm herbal notes and some saltiness. The taste comes across as wheat, lemon and salt to start with and then it gets herbally and apple like to midway. It ends with apple notes and some tartness. The tartness helps to create a somewhat dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4546) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours a hazy yellow with an off-white head. Nose is funk, herbs, Belgian yeast, pear, pepper, apple, and some malt. Flavor is similar with funk, herbs, grass, pear, esters, pepper, and green apple. Light-bodied, fizzy, and very enjoyable for a saison-esque Belgian ale. Very good fruity summer beer.


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