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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeJslc (754) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11835) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2009
750ml bottle at RedRock
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden with a same white head that dissipates quickly
Aroma: Sour aroma, citrus and grapefruit
Taste: Bitter at first then it is citrus, grapefruit and yeast. Finishes with a mild sour taste
This is a very different beer that is real good. Very well balanced with no real overpowering flavor. Is is almost like a dry wine with a sour taste. I enjoyed drinking it and hope someday that we can get it to go, instead of just available at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Not bad. Thanks UtahSteve. Looks like banana pulp with a bit of dingy copper hues. Full lasting head that reduces to scattered clouds. Smells of tropicals, banana, and herb. Full nectar with ample effers. A bit creamy with delightful purity of style. When it warms up it throws off more herbaceous with defined fresh baked biscuits amongst all the sappy stone and tropical fruit. There is a bit of acid on the finish but overall this is a rather round, soft brew.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2656) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , 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.

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