RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Initially only available on draft. Draft versions brewed in either Irvine or Davis, bottled version brewed in San Jose.
5.5% Alc/Vol 3.3 SRM 37 IBU
Belgian Malt, Imported Noble Hops, Traditional Belgian Ale Yeast
Our Belgian Blond pours a beautifully hazy yellow with a billowy white head. Classic Belgian esters are rounded out by lemon zest, clove, and fresh cut grass. This Blond is balanced and refreshing with a nice dry finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1595) - Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Cloudy medium yellow,slight head,Ok maybe lower carb than normal. Aroma is skunky,tart,lemon,grass.I guess I can say, clove as descibed as well.I kind of like it in an obnoxious skunky- blunt way. Taste is like some wheat beers,with tartness. It has also the clove/mild bannanna/fruit thing also.Grassy,pepper(could just be clove).Tart grassy finish. Some grainyness and mild sweetness.Not bad really, would go better with food maybe,good drinkability with a nice bittering finish has some dry toast that drys the top of your mouth in finish also. Not my favorate style,but something I would get again but not soon for a blond ale. I was thinking this was german malt but guess not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7252) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow gold with just a little off white foam. A sugary aroma. A little fruit under it. More fruit and bitterness are tasted early. Yeast and earth. Oranges and zest. Some saison notes here with the fruit, yeast, and malts. Some esters with plenty of sugar. I would have liked this more with less sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (4020) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Slightly hazy blonde with ok, white head. Sharply fruity and tannic nose. Estery with some bubble gum and hay. Gummy bear and bubble gum fruit body with some farmhouse notes and lemon mixed in to create a rather odd medley.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (11268) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. Cardboard and lemon malt aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Sweet light lemon malt and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Very light body. No date on bottle so probably on the old side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6514) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy, pale yellow with a short white head. Grainy, lemon, yeast aroma. Taste is mildly skunky, Belgian yeast, lemon peel. Long grassy bitter. A bit dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Looks good in the glass with crackling head of foam. In the nose there are hints of orange and maybe a bit of spice. All round quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden pour, with a frothy white head. Dry crackers, grian, floral, light grass, and finishes with a sharp metallic bitterness. Ok, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10573) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours hazy straw colored with off-white head. Nose is yeasty funky malt, spicy esters, mild florals. Tastes hopcitric, with yeasty esters, some spice, and a dry, somewhat tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear and bright yellow gold body with a large frothy white head that left lots of thin lacing. The nose is soft bready malt with a light hoppiness and a light yeastiness. The flavor is light and quite sessionable with just a touch of floral hop bitterness. Nice soft pale maltiness, a little light spiciness on the finish from the yeast. Light bodied and airy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice and easy drinking Belgian Ale with just enough flavor to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Hazy Pale Yellow, Big Frothy Head, Decent Spotty Lacing. Not Much Of Aroma. Citrus, Clove, Lightly Peppery Belgian Yeast. Real Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1415) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a hazy pale golden with a fairly decent eggshell head that settles to a thicker ring and leaves some clingy, soapy lace. Nose involves floral notes, honey, some dusty and lightly funky yeast, citrus and spice. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter, slightly tart. Lighter bodied, decent action, a touch oily, with a lengthy yeasty finish. A nice Belgian blonde, good balance among all the elements. The hoppiness is nice and refreshing. Its not stunning, but its pretty good.

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