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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Hoppy Blond Ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. A bit yeasty and thick in the mouth, with a little sugary sweetness balancing a firm herbal an floral hop flavor finishing with a lasting bitterness. Some fruitiness that is more the yeast than hops, and shows a but of banana. Quite hazy. good but not as good of a hop and yeast combo as the last hoppy Belgian style ale I had from them. This one might be a touch too bitter as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Biroholik (689) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
Hoppy Blonde Ale 7,25% alk. 16 BLG
Złoty, lekko zamglony. Piana kremowo-biała, średnja. W aromacie ponownie belgijski charakter lecz tym razem w słodszym wydaniu. Słodko również w smaku. Wyczuwalny przede wszystkim cukier trzcinowy. Poza tym zboża, lekkie przyprawy (goździk), belgijskie drożdże. Na drugim planie owoce cytrusowe (głównie pomarańcze), a także brzoskwinie i morele. Lekka guma balonowa. Jest rześkie w smaku, mocno nachmielone, ale z belgijskimi akcentami, pełne w smaku z wysoką goryczką. Słabe...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Semi clear pale yellow color, white foam. Nose: hops, pineapple , a bit tropical fruit. Mouth: pulp, herbs, bitter end and sweet after taste. Complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: Amber, hazy, cloudy, medium off white head goes away slowly A: hint of hops T: lightly bitter, with sweet long lasting taste MF: soft carbonation, cereal aftertaste OA: Very good beer for the style, ok to repeat, look for Drank April 14, 2016

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3476) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Russian River 16-3-7: Ännu en belgisk ale som blir för tvålig med de sedvanliga kryddorna och den belgiska jästen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Draft at the brewpub, served in one of those tall footed glasses, exactly as pictured here. I nursed one while waiting for our table and talking to my wife on the phone in the back of the place by the bathrooms. It’s a good beer for that exact situation, if you should ever find yourself in RR on day 6 of a 10-day trip. It pours a mostly clear gold with a small white head that settles into a bubbly ring and thin film. Notes of grape must, bready and caramel malts, tea, grass, light summery esters, and florals. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, sweet, just barely funky mouthfeel. Nice Belgian blond.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at RR. Poured gold yellow with white head. Aroma sweet yeast malts. Light carb med bod. Taste balanced sweet quite malty drying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. The nose has some simple dry pale bread, grass, biscuit, hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with notes of sourdough bread, mellow bitter grass and hay, citrus peel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Light grassy bitterness on the finish, hints of chamomile, straw, dry dough. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap at the brewpub Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is really hoppy nice fruity, grassy notes, light tea like aromas. Taste is grainy, bready, lemony. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8047) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Palate yellow straw coloured pour with a sticky white head. Aroma is semi sweet, Honey, light grains, heather, little plastic. Flavour is composed of semi sweet grains, pils, light honey, floral Nobel hop, heather. Palate is semi sweet, moderate frothy carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7742) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft to taster at the brewpub. This batch is 7.25% abv. Looks solid; a mostly transparent gold with bubbly white head. Smells of Belgian yeast and mild hops with a semi-sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with some bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Not bad, but forgettable.

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