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Blonde Fatale - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: FreshHawk on 07-19-2010)
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spoonhawk

Iowa

1/5  rDev -71.4%

11-23-2011 06:25:00 | More by spoonhawk
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kellont

Iowa

1/5  rDev -71.4%

08-19-2012 03:03:15 | More by kellont
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skyisland

Missouri

1.25/5  rDev -64.3%

04-09-2013 16:23:32 | More by skyisland
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kemullen1

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

02-11-2012 04:52:09 | More by kemullen1
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cosmic-ray

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

10-21-2012 02:31:07 | More by cosmic-ray
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powerss13

Kansas

2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

ST: In bottle, poured into glass.

A: Light golden hue with straight pour; once mix in the yeast from bottom of bottle gives it a nice cloudiness. (Spelling)

S: Light settling aroma, giving off a hint of fruit. Small hint of hops smell.

T: Crisp taste, is refreshing in hot weather. Little fruity taste from the Belgian yeast. Faint hop flavor, considering it is a blonde. It definitely hides the 8.5% alcohol well.

MF: Very light body, Sticks around, and dissipates slowly

O: Decent beer coming out of Iowa. For a smaller brewery going at the Belgian blonde its worth a try. Pending on their cost for it, it is a bit pricey (where I am located at least), going at $13 for a 6pk. But, then again, it is 8.5%.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 15:45:27 | More by powerss13
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tvv375ia

Iowa

2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-somewhat hazy maize colored with almost no head that fades quickly

S-fairly light smell of banana is about the best I can come up with nothing really pronounced it is just the faint banana and maybe a little bit of nuts

T-much like the smell nothing jumps out a little fruitiness that is a little reminisent of banana but not much else and then it leads to a slight metallic finish

M-not a real heavy body but slightly better than the light body that it looks like it is going to be

O- this is not a bad beer, just not in line for the style I don't think. For a regular BMC drinker this would be a excellent choice to get them to try something new.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 14:06:03 | More by tvv375ia
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

07-01-2014 02:15:41 | More by KirkFrancis
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

04-14-2013 17:26:39 | More by Hellpop65
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

11-14-2013 04:57:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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rwathree

Iowa

2.83/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: dull, hazy, dirty blonde, with no head to speak of. Frankly, doesn't look much like beer in the glass.

S: banana, lemon and orange peel, perfume. Mild, but balanced.

T: wow, tart, almost cider-like. Some citrus notes, too, and a generous dose of clove in the finish. Not too much hop presence though.

M: for as still as it looks, this is nicely conditioned and effervescent. But again, for every positive there's a flaw: here, it's that this is pretty thin-bodied.

O: Peace Tree runs hot and cold for me, and this is definitely the latter. It's not at all offensive, just boring. So many better interpretations of the style. I won't revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 02:52:16 | More by rwathree
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Nay

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

You poor bastards in Iowa having to drink this...I feel for you. The clove phenols are there, the finish is strangely dry (alcohol dry) yet cloying. The awesomely designed and labeled bottle was undercarbonated for style and head is lacking like it was regular American 2-row as a base.

I guess if you didn't have access to good beer this would be great.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 04:07:28 | More by Nay
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deebo

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-12-2014 14:45:44 | More by deebo
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MFauver35

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

08-13-2012 00:30:32 | More by MFauver35
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langfot99

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-29-2011 14:16:51 | More by langfot99
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-10-2012 04:46:41 | More by AndrewBV
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IrishColonial

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-06-2013 00:17:06 | More by IrishColonial
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-19-2014 12:53:33 | More by mklisz
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rundocrun

Iowa

3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a murky honey color with bright yellow-orange highlights. No head to speak of, even after a rough pour. No lacing on the glass either.

S - I notice two things: Hints of citrus fruits from the hops and/or belgian yeast and a rich bready aroma.

T - An estery, almost metallic tang up front with honey-sweetness and toasted malt flavors following through to the finish. Mild hop bitterness that only strikes toward the finish on the back of the tongue. Hmmm... the metallic taste becomes more evident with each sip. Maybe my taste buds are off tonight?

M - Under-carbonated. Too bad, because I feel like proper carbonation could have made this a good beer, not just an OK one. Otherwise medium-to-thick bodied with a sweet, sticky finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 02:44:15 | More by rundocrun
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Miami66

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-09-2014 01:44:33 | More by Miami66
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-28-2014 02:21:37 | More by mothman
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Herky21

Iowa

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-13-2012 01:14:38 | More by Herky21
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markmcconv

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-13-2013 19:30:27 | More by markmcconv
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kurtj

Iowa

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-08-2013 02:43:42 | More by kurtj
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle, purchased at Gary’s Foods in Mount Vernon, IA. which continues to get a decent selection of beers for a smell town/non-chain grocery store making me a happy customer. Yellowish/amber pour with a small white head. Aroma fruit and grain. Flavor has yeast taste with a banana notes and grain. A decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 18:35:15 | More by iabeerbaron
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Blonde Fatale from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.