RATINGS: 185   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2358) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Clear straw gold head with a 2 finger, creamy, off white head. Aroma is cereal, biscuit, light fruity esters, and citrus and floral hops, maybe a hint of spiciness. Flavor is full of dusty cereal grain and some stale biscuit up front, the some citrus, light vegetal and planty hops with a finish of mineral notes, oily grain and floral and spicy hops. Light to medium body with a neutral to creamy feel, up front leading to a slightly syrupy middle, medium and slightly sharp carbonation and neutral to off dry finish. Not much going for it overall, but fairly inoffensive despite a few off flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Pours a bright clear yellow with a white head. Not much aroma--a little yeasty. A bit bland. Some floral notes, a little apricot and slightly soapy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, 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 (1562) - 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 (1050) - 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 (3150) - 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 (4175) - 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 (410) - - 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.

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