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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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4.5
Austin_Ripper (66) - Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Smells like banana, a bit of bubblegum, and citrus fruits. Pours a deep amber, with almost no head. Taste is banana, with a biscuity finish. Very surprised with this beer, very easy to forget that its an 8.5% beer. Easily the best Iowa beer that I have had so far.

4.2
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Orange-gold with scant, white head / Fat, clean nose of malo, citrus, and resin / Medium to full body, malty and fruit but very clean, body stands up well to big alcohol, with good balance and dry finish / Big, clean, elegant flavors of fermented orange, pineapple, mango, honey, and resin / Very nice in this big, steely, style.

4.1
Bismarksays (4) - - MAY 19, 2016 does not count
taste is stightly sweet, with hints of clove and banana, just a touch of pepper. beer hides is high abv almost too well. clarity on this beer is surprisingly good. a world class example.

3.9
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2011
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Bottle. A - Hazed dark, white peach color with a slightly smaller than average sized, creamy, smooth, frothy, white head. Average retention leaving a decent lace. S - A light on the light side with a fair amount of phenol, spicy aroma. Clove, coriander, and mediciny aroma are strongest. Some bready and pilsner malt base. Belgian yeast is providing a lot of the aroma. A touch of fruitiness (especially banana). T - Like the nose, the flavor is dominated by spice, phenol, and bready/pilsner malt (some graininess as well). The malt flavor provides a lot of the flavor and base. Clove, coriander and phenol flavors pop up throughout with an interesting kick. In the back there is a faint fruity ester flavor but not very strong for the style. Slight alcohol warming at the finish, but well hidden and not harsh at all. M - Medium body with a good level of carbonation. There is a bit of a kick from the alcohol and carbonation, but is very nice and smooth overall. D - I’m torn on this one and a lot of the scores could be changed a little without much problem for me. It is a little strong on the phenol/spice and not enough fruitiness but it goes down easy. Alcohol makes a very brief showing, but is very well hidden for 8.5%. Notes: Like I said, I’m torn. A some points I like it and other times I’m not really digging it. Overall I think it just misses a little on the fruitiness. Good and refreshing beer though, it’s just not something that I really enjoy. It seems like a nice inoffensive BSPA that I think a lot of people will like, but not love.


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