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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A hoppy, dry blonde ale inspired by the abbey blonde’s of Belgium. Very dry with a refreshing spicy hop bite from Willamette and Goldings with complementary esters from our Belgian ale strain.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Strength forward blonde with apricot and peach and a little Belgian like spicules to it. Didn’t do a ton for me, but it was a simple and refreshing brew. Maybe hopped more a kin to an American blonde ale."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zaakistan (12) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
A Belgian feel to a blonde. Clear light yellow in appearance. Heavy alcohol taste other than some pleasant yeast and hops. I didn't get much spice, but over all easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, as Emerald Blonde
Cloudy blond color, cloudy, with compact head. The aroma has a mild nice spicy trait. Off-dry, highly carbonated; it has a very strong spicy character, probably some of it from the yeast, quite Belgian, and a robust bitterness too.
Not too complex, but a nice beer, very good interpretation of Belgian Ale, a lot of spicy character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Decent blonde, on tap at the brewery, light, drinkable, overall decent drinking brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (772) - Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2013
On tap. A: Light orange with a moderate white head. Nice lacing. N: Banana, clove, coriander, esters, sugar, pink peppercorn, earth and pine. T: Yeasty with a hefty bitterness. Complex flavors, but some astringency. M: Medium-full mouthfeel. Has a bite. O: Nice version of a Belgian blonde. A good low ABV offering, if not quite up to some of the standards of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2013
Draught at The Commons Brewery. Nice, slightly dirty, yeasty nose. Hazy medium straw color. Moderately sweet malty initial / good fruit in mid: some peach notes with other even more delicate sugary touches / thin and restrained finish. Thin body. Good, tingling freshness. A very decent blonde.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma of crackery malt, Belgian yeast, and some perfumey floral notes. Flavour is very pleasant, with Belgian yeast, some floral notes, and some candied sugar making it a bit sweet. Very smooth and drinkable on the palate. Well-balanced. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (999) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
On tap at alibi. Clear yellow gold. Wet hay, yeasty, lemony, with a great dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Balance is ok here. The main problem is the weak hops variety. Some light floral but nothing to speak of. Pours clear blond without much lacing or head. Finishes clean with touch of sourness on long-term aftetaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8099) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2012
draft.
stewed Belgian pale malt nose.
semi-sourish husky and pasty texture.
resembling stale, stewed, old greens.
creamy carbonation; medium acid; light body; beefy malt.
light butryic acid (bile) and ethyl butyrate (pineapple sugar).


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