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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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This ale is made in the Belgian tradition with Noble hops and our Belgian yeast giving this blonde golden colored ale a wonderfully complex spicy clove like aroma and subtle dried apricot, and biscuit like flavor. This beer is a wonderful entry level Belgian beer for anyone unsure of Belgian styles.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1077) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2016
12 oz bottle pours a golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of sweet malt, light citrus. Light bodied, a great refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3376) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pale yellow body with a white collar. Aromas of bread, lemon, light floral notes. Some earthy hops, light bitterness, lemon zest. Medium-light body with high drinkability. A solid beer I would have again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (976) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2016
It pours golden with a white head. There is some lacing that is produce. It has aromas of biscuit, fruit, spice, and orange. There is a sweet initial taste highlighted by fruit and spice. There are biscuity and hints of nuts with floral hops and some peppery flavors as well. It has a medium feel to it with a moderately bitter dry finish. Overall, it is a somewhat easy drinking ale with front forward fruity elements balance well with malts and spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3364) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Draft at the Imperial. Good Belgian yeast, a little more subtle so that is nice. Wheat and banana flavors. Some spice. Solid to style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1230) - USA - JUN 6, 2016
Hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is a little yeasty with a hint of black pepper. Flavor is peppery up front with a light yeast body. Clean finish, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6148) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Ale Yeah! Very nice light yeasty blonde that borders on saison in taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2109) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Thanks Danny! Nice Belgian blonde. Estery, fruity, clove, fairly dry. Pretty good, but outshined by other WW at pool party

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4711) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2016
33 cl. bottled 03.28.2016 indicates 6.5% abv. pours mostly clear and golden with a thin film of foam. Nose is banana bread with toasted walnut, clove and a bit of funk. Tastes the same plus some spicy dried grass and wood in the finish. Light-medium body has a nice balance and too much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2482) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Table and Vine. Slightly hazy gold with ring head. Spicy clovey aroma with light lemon pastry and wet grass. Tropical fruit lemon with a touch honey sweetness spicy clovey lemon drop long bitterness. Medium body lacks soft mouthfeel. Not something I would use to introduce newbies, but a pretty solid and very spicy Belgian-style blonde.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2625) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 Bottled on 3/28/16. Clear golden. Fluffy white head fragments but persists as it subsides. Pleasant nose of baguette, gum, pepper, lemon, hay, flowers/nectar, and a hint of sulfur. Softly prickly carbonation. Lush malt provides a pillowy foundation as peppery hops converge with assertive gum notes to lend a drying effect. Commendably bright and succulent hop punch combines with a hushed tartness to aid in balance, as soothing oils continue to wash over the palate and induce saliva. Balanced and mostly clean finish reveals ongoing floral hops and chewy, multidimensional pils-derived hay notes. A raspy huskiness does sneak in alongside a light saccharine note to mar the aftertaste. A surprisingly traditional example which thankfully contains not a trace of any novel New World embellishments. The malt has been given proper attention - unlike many Americanized Belgian goldens - as it provides some nice textures (aside from the very subtle coarseness), and there is plenty of finesse here to keep me returning for sniffs and large gulps. Of course I’d love to see the alcohol dialed down a point or two (my bottle states 6.5%, FWIW) and a drier, more bitter finish. But overall, not too shabby.


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