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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Hoppy Blond Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3491) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Glass at Monk’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5761) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2719) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Draft at Monks. Hazy yellow orange with just a thin ring of a head. Exceptionally well blended beer that reads across multiple Belgium styles. Typical saison notes with a bit of sweet tripel sweetness. Fuller body that one might expect from a quad. Hop bitterness registers but finishes juicy pear apple fruity with a soft finish. Great beer but it seems a bit in its own category and rings a little shy of being a good example of any particular style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2012
2 oz. sample draft at the brew pub in Santa Rosa, California. The pour is slightly hazed golden, with a white head. The aroma is floral hops, honey, grass and bready malt. Fresh nose. The taste is slightly bitter floral hops, delicate honey sweetness, orange fruit, and finishes dry with a hint of Belgian yeast. The palate is medium bodied, though the dryness thins it out nicely. Bitterness lingers pleasantly. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
A - pours clear golden amber with 1 finger white fluffy head that last. S - floral and honey up front. Pit fruits and spices as well. M - lively carb, medium bodied brew. Lightly bitter, drier end. T - Belgian yeasts, floral notes, and honey on the nose. Pit fruit, grapefruit, grassy on the palate. Lingering bitter. O - pretty good spiced Belgian. 6/6+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
Very good brew. A pleasant grapefruit aroma. Notes of bread, hop Fruit and banana. I enjoyes it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Bready, hoppy, apples, fruit, yeast aroma. Flavor is spicy, apples, some pear, light yeast, very light floral hops. Another winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Tap at RR Brewpub. It pours hazy straw yellow, with a white head. The nose is melon, red apple, dough and grass. The taste is red apple, melon, floral, hay, grass, leaf, dough, touch of tart fruit and tinned nectarine, with a bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. The tart fruit and bitterness balance it out. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Draft. Pour is hazy gold, good retention/lace. Aroma of malt, honey, floral/herbal hops. Taste is yeasty, floral hops, lemon, bread. Palate is soft, light, bitter finish. Good.

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