RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
6r from Walmart n Phoenix. Poured cold mug. Sunny spring like day in January. Lemony as advertised. A little too much lemon for me but not a huge lemon fan here. Maybe a touch of grapefruit. It's no somersault; but, a good blonde. Bit of barley. A little spice. Has the new belgium underly synonymous with all new belgium. That little nutty aftertaste like in fat tire, a bit of that. Very much like a fat tire blonde. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Yellow to light golden color. Moderate diminishing head. Light grain, dough and flour scents. Hints of herbal to light floral hops. Light malt and mild citrus. White pepper to herbal spice. Simple ale. 1/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
January 28th, 2014 - New Belgiums Spring Blonde is a lovely clear brew, with a big frothy top. Even with a wait and a few sips, the foam persists, never giving up, never letting me down. The aroma, far from a bland blonde, is more like a triple, rich with wheat and pear and a hint of lime. The flavor is somewhat obscured by a sudsy palate, but I can still catch the grain profile, bringing out those wheat brew notes, intense and powerful. As craft beer goes this is a frugal choice, but it packs a lot of flavor for what it costs, and for that reason makes a great brew for social events - impress crowds, drink good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Very good blonde ale. Nice straw and grain taste. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (916) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle. From notes 1-11-15. A light bodied, sweet and fruity golden ale. An easy to drink beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
willisread (2931) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2015
355ml bottle from Mitsuyas Liquor in Asagaya, Tokyo. Poured into an English tulip pint. Clear straw golden color with a nice soapy white head that hangs around for a fair amount of time. After about 30 minutes it looks like a pale lager or pilsner in the glass. Banana, pineapple and citrus aroma. As it warms up a slight bubblegum aroma comes out. Almost no malt notes are noticeable. Strong wheat presence on the palate with lemon standing out particularly strongly. A slight sourness becomes noticeable on the palate after coming to room temperature. Soda-pop like carbonation with a medium dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4178) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Not bad but nothing special. Nice malty beer with aroma of Spring. Easy to drink and quite thin too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WABeerFiend (400) - - JAN 16, 2015
07.13.14 Best by date. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.10.14. A: 1 finger head with an aggressive pour. Very light see through yellow. S: Hops. Some sourness. T: Lemon and honey dominate. It also has slight malt, some bitter hops. M: Crisp. O: This was ok. It was easy to drink and very light. It had a nice balance. There wasnt much else. There are much better blondes out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BassMan49 (8) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
A decent choice if your looking for something light and not over powering. Just sort of what you would expect for a spring afternoon with a light lunch or afternoon snack. Cereal, hay, citrus, and a quick dissipating head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a crystal clear golden color. The head is about two-fingers high, and completely white in shade. Its quite bubbly in texture, with retention that isnt quite fantastic. Streaks of lacing are left on the glass. Im usually wary of a Belgian-style ale thats perfectly clear, so Im not going to give a great score for that. S: The aroma is both lemony and somewhat sweet. There are underlying notes of Belgian yeast, with a hint of phenol to back the aforementioned fruit esters and candied sugar. Faint touches of earthy hops also appear. Not a bad aroma, but too sweet for me, without enough of a balancing bitterness. T: At first, its very sweet and lemony. Theres just a kiss of Belgian yeast here to go with the general opening flavors. The finish is a lot more enjoyable - the sugary notes fade, being replaced with a subtle hit of noble hops. Its the gentle bitterness that damn near saves this beer entirely. This could have been a sugary mess, but its actually pleasantly balanced and moderately enjoyable. M: I want to say that the body is medium, with a one-two punch of healthy carbonation and a dry finish helping to make this go down easily. The aftertaste has a gentle bitterness that lingers nicely on the palate. O: This ones slightly better than I anticipated. While the Belgian yeast is almost a non-factor, its still a decent beer thanks to the mild bitterness and easy-drinking nature. Its not amazing or complex, but itll get the job done. Worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-28-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance The beer pours a clear medium golden amber color with a two finger head of white billowy foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the beer is very light overall with just a bit of a citrus smell of lemon and some candied sugar, toasted malt, and some yeasty smells. Taste The taste begins with a bready and slightly yeasty flavor. Some lightly toasted Belgian malt flavors quickly come to the tongue along with some sweeter flavors of fruit with them being of a pear and a bit of apple. A little bit of a candied sugar taste later comes to the tongue with some lemongrass coming as well. All the while, the bready flavors convert more toward a doughy flavor as the taste advances to the end. Some hay comes to the tongue at the end as well, leaving a somewhat crisp but lightly sweetened malty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather nice for the mix of Belgian malt flavors and candied sugar/fruit flavors all while the higher carbonation level really does a nice job of keeping the brew crisp and refreshing. Overall While a bit light in the Belgian spice, the Belgian malt was quite nice and made for an interesting and overall nice drinking brew.

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