Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at Town Hall in August 2009.
Pours a slightly hazy golden blonde with a nice white head. The smell is that of citrus, mild coriander, orange, and a little bit of zesty spices. The taste is quite the same with a creamy body on a medium-light beer. Very drinkable and one that would be nice to have around during the warmer months, or any other time for that matter.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-01-2009 bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Poured from tap into pint glass.
Slightly cloudy light orangish-yellow with sustained thin head and some minor lacing.
Major notes of banana, citrus and spice in the aroma.
Banana, citrus, dark fruit and sweet malt, which is quickly balanced (maybe overtaken) by a very spicy and almost metallic bitterness. For some reason, the bitterness just seems out of place and is a distraction.
Moderate carbonation (seems low for style), with a light, creamy body. Finished very dry.
Refreshing but surprisingly bitter (in a spicy way, not an American bitterness). Slightly more than I was expecting for a summer brew.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2009
GTMW 2009. Poured a clear pale gold color with a white head. Smelled of hay and cereal grain/pale malt. Light bodied with clove, pale malt, and light banana flavors. kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
On tap at MTH. Moderatly cloudy, golden beer with a white, head that errs on the adequate side. Adequate carbonation as well. Sharp aroma with ginger and other spicy scents present. Tastes very sweet and spicy like nutmeg, lemon peel, and belgian yeast, strangely enough. Doesn’t really taste like a blonde. very fizzy and lively mouthfeel. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. This gave a snappy juicy-fruit enriched, plum, peach, and nectarine over some mineral heavy, pepper yeast character. Exciting. Pours a well-clouded, pale, clean golden, with a nice creamy white head. Flavor is just wonderfully rich and fruity. Fantastic yeast complexity, meets clean malt bill, providing a thirst-quenching, easy-drinking, palate-satisfying show of belgian beer play. Exquisite. Really, a solid, super-fresh pale Belgian delight. Ends in juicy fruit and a quick turn of hops for solid balance and cleanliness. Excellent!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Pint at Town Hall on 1/3/2009, named Town Hall Sunrise Belgian Blonde, pours a light gold with a small head and some remaining lace. The aroma is of spice, clove, and some hops. The flavor is spiced and fruity. The palate is refreshing and great with food. Overall, not bad. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Sunrise Blonde Ale
Lightly hazed golden hue, slim head.
Aroma of spice, straw, citrus....enticing, if quiet.
Clean taste, refined, dry at the end, light, swift finish. Light bodied, easily quaffed, great summertime refresher. Simple, uncomplicated, classic.
I practically gulped the whole growler.
islay (2734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2008
16 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub. This is the first beer I’ve added to the database! Classic, fruity, Belgian golden ale aroma features orange, tangerine, peach, green apple, and candy sugar scents. Pours a clear, pale gold with a small amount of bubbling. Small amount of near-white head. Sugar and orange dominate the wheat beer-like flavor. Good spiciness, especially cinnamon. Very little hops presence beyond a slightly dry finish. Quite tasty. Medium body. Fizzy in the palate. Easy to drink and thirst-quenching. Sunrise Blonde improves on multiple sips and is quite enjoyable overall.