RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
This strong Belgian style ale is made with hand-toasted Pilsner malt, grains of paradise, and fresh picked dandelion greens. Although dandelions are considered a nuisance weed around the world, dandelion greens are a natural toxin-remover, and show up throughout modern history in various tonics and folk remedies. Paardebloem (Flemish for dandelion) has a hazy, deep golden color, a soft-toasted malt character and is 100% bottle conditioned. The grain bill was designed to produce a malty, light bodied beer, emphasizing the flavors of the spices and esters of the Belgian yeast strain. Paardebloem (Flemish for dandelion) was created in conjunction with Chris McCombs and New Belgium Brewing Company. 9.2% alcohol by volume.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fdemmer (51) - - MAY 21, 2016
2016 bottle at red rock, slc. sour smell initially surprised me, but its fine like a cider. it looks great. copper with stable thin foam layer. plenty of carbon. taste when cold especially is sour with the alcohol really hidden. letting it linger presents a slightly earthy but not grassy champagne like taste. with time and temperature the Belgian yeast appears and lets you notice the 9%. only for a moment though then green apple and pear dominate the aftertaste with a hint of spices maybe. this is fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
books_n_brews (162) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Light beers are not my favorite, but very few things beat Paardebloem. Its light, bright, crisp cider feel, then the dandelion hits you and its just a great beer. Hard to describe since Ive never had another like it. Wish it was easier to get. And cheaper. 14 bucks a mini

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13659) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a hazy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is funky, wood, lemony. Medium mouth, tart lemon, funky, light dry finish, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogre71 (353) - Utah, USA - NOV 7, 2015
This beer was a big surprise. Dandelions used as a bittering agent well it works great. Great flavor easy to drink not bitter lots of carbonation. Looking forward to next years release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler, UA. Cloudy orange-yellow pour. Aroma of yeasty, grapefruit, spice. Tastes are yeast, berry, floral, faint tart, pepper, toasted malt, herbal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Tart, earthy aroma. Floral and lightly sweet. Tart flavor, with earthy character. Spicy; moderate bitterness. Nice floral/sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 2011 bottle consumed in 2013. Gold, clear, persistent white head. Aroma of pilsner malt with a lightly toasty cracker-like character, light earthy spice, some light fruit of pears and strawberries. Flavor is similar with some more herbal notes and soft bready malt impressions. Light in character and complex and interesting. --Re-rating after having 2014: similar to above with perfect balance of tartness and acidity with toasty malts and light fruits of strawberry and pear. Very well made, nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Bottle. Murky yellow color. Nice bretty aroma with light spice. Taste is sour lemonpeel, spice, sourdough bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15910) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Pours apricot with white head. Nose/taste of florals, peach, wild yeast, light citrus fruits, lemon zest and spicy hops. A bit overcarbonated. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Paardebloem batch #2 is slightly hazy and light gold in color with peachy/lemony nose. It has a unique floral bitterness with a big malty backbone. There is a touch of sourness along with some nice peppery notes This provides a nice balance for the big spicy/sweetness the ale carries. As the ale warms the toasted grains become more apparent and the sweetness from the ale become a little less pronounced.

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