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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Belgian-style Blond Ale with biscuit-like character and subtle sweet smoke flavor from the use of smoke malts.

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3.9
raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
on tap at Maple Shade - nice golden color. Nice Belgiany aroma and flavor. Slight smokiness and spice to it.

3.8
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly creamy off white head. Aroma of fruity Belgian yeast, very light smoke, cereal grains. Flavor was of this nice smooth smokiness, spicy Belgian yeast, clove. light earthy notes and citrus.

3.7
egajdzis (6588) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana, toffee, clove, light smoke, and some citrus as well. Taste of citrus, burnt bread, toffee, some clove, banana, and a sweeter finish.

3.6
hopdog (12544) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
On tap at the North Wales location. Poured a deeper yellow, almost gold color with a smaller sized head. Nice smokey aromas that came out as it warmed up with some bready/biscuit. Tastes of the same with a slightly sweet finish. Some fruitiness lurking in the background. I liked the smoke characteristics.
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2010 Total Score: 3.6
750ml, corked and caged bottle, shared courtesy of Tom. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Hazy. Aromas of smoke, yeasty, and bready. Tastes smoke, caramel, and some lighter fruitiness.

3.4
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
750mL sampled at Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a nice cloudy blonde with a creamy, relatively thick, bright white head that has good retention and lace. Not much smoke going on here for me- maybe a touch in the nose but that’s because I was looking for it. Taste is pretty generic Belgian blonde: yeasty, candi sugar, touch of grassy hops. Moderately creamy body. No real flaws but not what I would consider a smoked blonde, which I’m assuming was the intention.

3.4
j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a hazy golden apricot color. Light smoke (and I do mean very light, knowing there was some smoke probably was the only reason I noticed it), some soft wheat notes. Smooth, cracker and sweetness. Light bitter finish.

3.3
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
The newest 750 cc from Iron Hill, this one pours deep gold with a lot of carbonation streams and 2 finger white head. Nose is pale malt, hopcitrus, mild rauch and fruit. Tastes rich, spicy, with pale malt, hopcitrus, apricotty fruit, on the sweet side late, with light rauch. They advertise this as smoked gold ale, but I found the rauchy component to be pretty much non-existent. Still, a unique and quaffable beer on a 90 degree day, although I must admit to getting tired of all the puns on blonde women. This one even features a Barbie doll on the label. Let’s get more original, guys.

3.3
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Hazy orange-yellow pour with a light tan head. Somewhat weak aroma with mostly hops and a bit of cereal. I don’t really get too much smoke. Dry yeasty flavor. A bit of funk and some fruit. Good hoppy finish.

3.3
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
750ml bottle courtesy of GMCC2181, thanks Gabe. Rating #6. Medium yellow pour. L9ight smokiness and a little bready, very smooth, but with a little hop bite too it. Not bad and very nice for the 4th. (1281)

3.2
alobar (3786) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Clear orange yellow color with soapy white head. Aroma of smoke, apples, yeast and bread. Smoke flavor with apples, and bread. Different and decent, but an odd combination.


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