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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 316   ABV: 10.54%
This is our favorite beer to drink. We like to call it our "LIGHT BEER" because it is so drinkable for its size; weighing in at 10.54% ABV (Alcohol by volume). This is a Belgian Blonde Ale, brewed with a CrAzY amount of malt and little Belgian candi syrup to give it that rich Belgian flavor. Hopped with just enough earthy Sterling hops to leave a little sweet rich malt flavor, which makes this beer go down so smooth. We work hard to get our yeast to attenuate, keeping the body down, so it seems much lighter than it really is.

OG: 1.084
FG: 1.004
IBU: 28
SRM: 4.50°

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AirForceHops (7806) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle. The nose starts off with a light malts, followed by some subtle yeast esters. Taste is light breadiness to begin. Prominent fruity Belgian yeast with large amounts of pale malt character to this beer overall. The body is light to medium with a medium carbonation. The only reason I could recognize the ABV was by the warming sensation after the sip. No alcohol flavor at all. Very well made brew.

alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Yellow-tan and just a touch of haze, white head is about a half finger and lasted a bit, leaving a sheen of white and sparse lacing. Aroma is a bit different from what I expected, kinda like a blonde mixed with a saison, mixed with just a splash of tripel. There’s just a touch of fruitiness too. Taste wise, I think they really kind of nailed with the name. It’s very blonde ale-ish, even though the alcohol is so high that few would consider it to be an actual blonde ale. But it does somewhat have the blonde ale taste. It’s not real heavy on the flavor, just like a blonde, but does have a fair bit of lemony citrus, graininess, and some of the yeasty character of tripels and Belgian pales. There’s enough slightly spicy hops to make it a well balanced beer. Drink is amazing, medium bodied, but with a well hidden alcohol that packs quite a punch. It’s very different and innovative. I’m going to pick up another bomber of this one again. After trying all four of the Texas Big Beers available so far, I like the ESB best, but it’s close with the Porter. The blonde and the Scotch ale are also pretty darn tasty. I love the innovation of this brewery, and love that it’s pretty local. Great job!

kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours apricot color with a cool, thin body and no head which for me, was surprising for a Belgian style. Continuing on the aroma is sweet candied malt. The flavor is like a medium, light sugary syrup. The alcohol is noticeble on the finish and burns a little. Its watery on the palate. The label and description are unconvincing. It even smells a little metallic as it warms.

soupy (36) - - APR 14, 2013
I am not a fan of Blonde ales. That said, this one of my favorite. Bronze pour, creamy head. Poured from a bomber. Strong and smooth. It does not hit you until you move. Top notch.!

blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
bottled, thanks to mora2ooo, clear yellow pour with aroma malty sweet fruits, flavor of almond, sweet sugar, honey, malty sweet finish

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold, wispy fine white bubbles. Nose of sweet belgian candi sugar, corn, light alcohol, wheat, not very good. Taste is very sweet, corny, alcohol, not complex at all, not much to it. Alcohol linger, medium carbonation.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty orangish straw, fine sediment about, thin frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Semi-sweet doughy and bready aroma.   Faint floral and fruity notes.   Seems more citrusy, doughy, with some dank barnish notes on the tongue.   Not heavy in the bready sense, which so many American brewers do.   This was a bit of a surprise to me.   Backside is a bit musty, faint floral and citrusy, doughy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Th 10.5% ABV is very well hidden.   Better than expected.   Thanks Bill!

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
The beer pours a golden-orange color with a small white head. The aroma is not good. I get a lot of alcohol, but I also get some circus peanut quality as well as something that resembles apple cider vinegar. The flavor is not any better. The apple cider vinegar notes are back with a vengeance, as is some sugar, biscuit, toffee and grass. The alcohol is also present. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not good.

Ratman197 (15364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bomber courtesy of Bu11zeye (thanks Markus) poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aroma ofbread, earthiness, spice, yeast and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, yeast, light earthiness and light spice with a crisp dry lingering yeasty finish.

SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours crystal clear (without the yeast) and really murky (with the yeast) and has a super tiny white fizz. Smells sweet, with some subtle Belgian notes. Taste is distinctly Belgian, but not with the bread-like character. Light-to-medium bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Texas BIG BEER Texas Blonde finishes with a slightly spicy touch.

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