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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Hoppy Blond Ale.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft at brewery. Nose is light grassiness with some tropical notes. Taste is refreshing like a light saison without the undesirable phenols. A light hippiness comes through in the flavor too. Somewhat peachy as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2239) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
I can get on board with this. On tap at the source. Light pear, melon, clove, and grass on the aroma. Taste is moderately hoppy bitter and medium sweet. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus. Tastes of tropical fruit, citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sampled on 6/26/2014 at the brewpub. This Belgian Ale pours a medium gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is hoppy, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy, a touch herbal. Decent carbonation, lots of nice small bubbles. Hoppy and VERY DRY, and I mean VERT DRY. A little bit of tartness. This might be the driest beer I have had in a really long time. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a lot of dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5336) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft at City Beer San Francisco. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have nice Belgian yeast, bubblegum, earthy, almost oniony hops, pale malt, easy drinking, smooth finish, dry, some toasted bread,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3793) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale and caramel malts, and light spices. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Awesome strange Belgian IPA-ish yet Rye Dry... Aw fuck, I can’t explain this beer! It’s excellent, much like a RyePA, yet at the same time very Belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (701) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden color with a bit of fine head. Intense citrusy hop flavors. Unusual to put so much hops into a golden ale. The hop profile matches the style though. But it's a little overpowering. Nice fruitiness. The citrusy bitterness lingers a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3679) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Draught @ Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA

Pours clear golden with a smooth white head. Aroma of ripe fruity hops, yeast, sweet estery notes, spices and lemon. Taste is smooth, hoppy and sweetish with some ripe fruitness, lemon, yeast and spices. Finish is hoppy, lemony and ripe fruity with some yeast, spices and earthy notes. Pretty untypical, but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Keg at Russian River, Santa Rosa, 27/04/14. Lightly hazed golden blonde with a moderate off white covering that retains well. Nose is citric rind, peach, grassy tones, floral hops, light spice, straw, earthy. Taste comprises tangerine, straw, floral notes, lemon rind, hop presence, light peppery spice, yeast esters. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Nice hopped up Belgian stylee.


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