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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an unfiltered Belgian Style Blonde Ale. The beer is blonde in color from the pale malted barley varieties. It is delicately hopped with Styrian Golding and Celeia for medium bitterness and aroma. Sugars are added for higher attenuation, following the practices of some Belgian brewers. Belgian ale yeast is used to add complex flavor esters. This beer is unfiltered and yeast is left in for additional conditioning. The beer is named Fatale because it is 8.5% alcohol by volume and will catch up with you if you’re not careful.

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3.2
rmn2011 (6) - - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body,

3.5
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a nice white head. Nose is malt and Tripel. Taste is more Tripel with some malt and banana. Hides the alcohol well.

3.1
Growe (2) - Burbank, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
Blonde Fatale comes off on the sweeter side, notes of citrus with a medium body. Summer would be the perfect time of year for this brew. Very enjoyable.

3.9
Ratman197 (15109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Stubby bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, clove, melon and pear. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, fruitiness, honey and light spice with a crisp dry lingering fruity honey finish.

2.9
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a very clear light golden with a small white head that settles to a ring. Aroma of oranges and tangerine with Belgian yeast banana and some phenols. Taste is spicy with some fruitiness and slight alcohol flavor. Some breadiness in the finish and alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied with medium/high carbonation. Generic Belgian strong ale. Had on tap at Barleys Brewhaus.

2.4
kaserk (55) - wdm, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Drank this beer with Ken and Julie at HoQ. Very weird strong taste. Did not enjoy this one.

2.6
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a hazy hay yellow with thin frothy white head that quickly fizzles to a faint lacing. Aroma is earthy, hay, brown sugar and a hint of banana/coriander. Medium sweetness - definitely sweet but not syrupy sweet. Body is not heavy - the carbonation is active enough where it hits your tongue and scrubs the sugar away but it is all very quick and finishes feeling a bit heavy down the throat and the carbonation has gone already. Overall nothing exceptional but drinkable but for the alcohol content i would expect something more exciting.

3.4
commonmac (1287) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap at Lyon’s Pub in downtown Mpls. Absolutely no head which is mainly attributed to the bartender not the beer itself. Dark golden color with good carbonation present. Aroma is odd....maybe yeast? Taste is surprisingly solid. Represents the Belgian strong ale well considering it’s about as far from Belgium as possible. Alcohol is present. Some malty sweet. No real bitter or floral hops at all. While it’s not the best beer out there, if you’re in Iowa (or Mpls) probably worth a try.

3.4
commonshawn (1297) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap in tulip at Lyon’s pub. Hazy dark gold. Little head on my pour. Sweet smell, almost honey like. Slightly syrupy, but has elements of Belgian ales. Yeast and slight citrus, finished with syrupy alcohol. Decent attempt.

2.6
HappyHandsClub (32) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2014
I was into Belgian Trappist Ales back in the 1970’s when Chimay was $6.00 a bottle. Blonde Fatale commands the highest price among 6-pack standard brews by Peace Tree in it’s home State. It’s a barely tolerable Belgian Ale worthy for dumping two bottles in a Bubba Keg over ice for mowing the lawn. Beyond that, forget the brand.


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