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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Hoppy Blond Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at brewpub on 062013. Hazy light golden with a white head. Aroma has citrus, light earthiness, spices, malt, hay. Taste is malt sweetness, spices, tart, bitter with a light dry sour ending

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, doughy malt and yeast. The finish is mildly tart with a fruit and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy, slightly herbal hope notes. Some good yeast character. Bright slightly sweet mouthfeel with a good citrus hop kick. Really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2617) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
tulip at Brewpub. ok aroma, little sweet little sour. tad hazed golden orange. ok head and lace. sweet flavor. medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. good, not gonna shout from the he rooftop about it, fine though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Growler from Liz. Came with a RR glass too. Pours hazy orange gold with a frothy/foamy white head. Aroma very fresh fruit. Belgian yeast esters. Maybe a touch of earth or barnyard. Med + body. Flavor is somewhat earthy Belgian - spice, fruit esters, particularly some clove and banana. Maybe pineapple. Itís very fresh tasting, and Iím thinking thereís a hop mix which has fruit and earth hop aspects. Certainly not pine. Anyway itís finishing dry and rather hoppy, tho the hop isnít the harsh NW citrus burning style. Good ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is hazy lemon peel in appearance with a medium white head and great lacing. Grassy, fruity, clove, slightly herbal, floral, biscuity, tangy, bananay aroma. Taste is fruity, banana, herbal, grassy, slightly tangy, biscuit, straw, lemon peel, and peppery with a spicy finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Tasty stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at the brew pub, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-golen with a tiny white head that fades slowly, leaving a small amount of lace. The nose has pale malts, combined with caramel, orange and apricot, along with subtle hops. The flavour is moderately sweet, with honey, flowers, orange, fruit, spice and a slight hoppy bitterness. The finish is long, dry and somewhat bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Belgian style blond ale. 2012-02-19

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2420) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer is golden hued and mostly clear, with only a slight haze. The white head displays lasting retention and leaves some decent lacing in its wake. The aroma brings yeast, malt, hops, spice. Decent flavor, with everything in the aroma balanced equitably. The beer is slightly sweet, and could stand more hop flavor and bitterness. Coriander comes through quite a bit. Not as dry as I would like. Overall, a decent brew, but not the customary excellence one comes to expect from Russian River. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 08-12-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Glass at Monkís for the RR/SN dinner. Pours a shimmering obtuse hay blonde with a soft, sticky white head. Aroma of clove, banana, intensely sweet malts, freshly-cut grass, and some overly-ripe fruit esters. Medium bodied with a rich, sweet, yet hoppy palate. Flavors are primarily Belgian candied sugars, sweet pears, dry, Belgian yeast and a hint of some honey and spice. Finishes bitter-sweet and dry with a nice balance between the Belgian sugars and hops. Very solid Beligan.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3142) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
At Monks for dinner, pours a cloudy orange with thin head and lace. Aromas and taste of cloves, spice, coriander, bannana, fennel. Very belgian tasting but with more pronounced hops. Interesting brew.


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