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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by our anniversary bike trips through Belgium. Spring Blonde is a bright golden ale with a sweet lemony start, pedaling to a pleasantly bitter finish.

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2.8
scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a half inch white head that lasts. Taste is of malt, grass, honey, wood, hops and citrus. Similar aroma. Has decent body with a slight dry and slight biter finish. Easy to drink and refreshing. Honestly, this could compete with the macro lagers.

2.9
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a fairly clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has some spicy yeast, lemon, light pepper, and cracker notes and is clean. There is a bit of sweetness in the flavor but it dries out well in the finish. Cracker and dough dominate the flavor along with some grassy and light citrusy notes. Some bitterness on the finish. Nothing too flashy and sure, it’s a little boring but it’s clean and dry. That’s just fine with me. Update: Three weeks later it tastes like veggies.

2.3
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
I’m among those who were really disappointed with this. Why even bother brewing this beer? I don’t know if they just call it a Belgian ale to dignify it, but it is a meaningless expression that risks the great name that New Belgium has built up around their really good beers. This is a clear yellow beer with a moderate bitterness and a flat flavor profile that appears to exist merely as a "market share" beer--trying to get people to buy a sixer instead of some other, more deserving product. I drank this for a bit and then poured the rest down the drain. Utterly forgettable beer, not worth their effort or mine. Bottle.

1.6
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
I am angry at this beer. Clear golden macro pour. Smells like Heinekken less the skunk plus some yeast. Tastes of corn and water. Boo hiss.

2.7
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Yellow pour. 12 oz bottle. Lemon taste and smell. Walnut and fruits. Weird. Just ok

2.9
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle, golden orange color with fine white foam, aroma is bready citric, flavor of bready lemon zest, buttery, light finish

3.5
bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Kind of odd that I found this spring seasonal, but the store no longer had Snow Day even though it was an actual snow day from school. But anyway, it’s about as lemony as you can get in a beer without being disgusting. A little hops to balance it, but still dominantly lemony smell and taste.

3.2
Bill Becker (1034) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 17, 2014
It pours a straw yellow that is almost blindingly bright and clear, with over a 1 finger head of foam. Lacing is great as per NB usual. The smell is kind of earthy, has some distinct lemon thing going on, light aroma of yeast. I have to say the smell translates to the taste and is nice. I think the lemon flavour does a good job of making this interesting. A bit earthy, light hint of pepper, kind of bitter in the finish. Medium bodied though in the finish, it does get very light, almost watery. A good brew here. I’ll enjoy the other 5 bottles.

3.4
Brandon1989 (660) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
pours a clear golden yellowish color with a thick fluffy white head. the aroma is very bready and there is also slight citrus in it. the taste is very bready, some sweet malts, some hops, pine, and lightly citrusy.

2.9
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2014
12oz bottle pours bright yellow with white fluffy head. The initial aroma is mild Belgian style esters but very mild. The flavor for me taste like hay with stuff thrown into it. Get a very mild citrus on the back end. This is another beer I don’t understand from them.


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