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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Blonde Lager. Common Sense series.
In music the crescendo is a valuable tool used to increase the strength and fervor of the song. Instead of a harsh contrast between tones the crescendo conducts the melody to perfection, making the song harmonious with an easy flow. Likewise Valiant Brewing has brewed the perfect Blond Lager, which will introduce you, the audience of sorts, to a performance of bold tastes and flavors. Just as the orchestra’s music builds up into climatic power, our Crescendo will escalate the desire for fine beer, which only Valiant Brewing can satisfy.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Getbetter (889) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
From a bottle.The pour is a clear orange yellow.Light body with a taste of honey and white grape juice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is sweet, taste is hoppy, citrus, some honey.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nealblind (917) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
orange clear pour. Aroma of honey, buttery wheat. Tastes big butter, tannic big hops. Lots of flavor for a blonde, slightly thick pal

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Large sample from Tim Bekmaz (Sales rep) at The Clay Oven in Irvine California on 14th July 2014 at a beer and Indian food evening. Deep golden hue to the body, clean white crown. I can not pretend that Blond Lagers are one of my favourite types of beer but this one was fine. The nose was slightly citrusy with a floral undertone. The taste followed along in a similar way and had a decent bite to it’s flavours and palate. The malt content is there and semi-sweet in nature to add extra depth and balance the brew nicely.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours bright dark gold with aslight white head. Aroma is a bit spicy herb. Backed by pale malt. Med body, maybe. The flavor is too sweet and distracts my thoughts. Makes me think of East Euro lagers. There are bold tastes and flavors, all seemingly sweet, and I’m hard pressed to find the hop I thought I smelled. Not my thing at all.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
giantkiller (7) - - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
If you want a crafty style of lager this is for you. Perfect balance of crisp and clean taste with an elevated abv. Hops are a bit more prevalent than most blondes, bit I prefer a little hoppiness. Would drink again. And again. And again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a dark shade of yellow. Quite smooth. On point for what I expect from a blonde. Simple and tasty. One of my favorites from the Valiant line.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap @ Valiant. Clear golden pour with a white head. Smells like hot dogs and candy. Corn, grain, and more corn. Really kind of off-putting savory aroma. Flavor is sweet sugar, corn, and grain. Grain husk, pennies, and white grape juice.


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