Blonde Fatale | Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Iowa, United States
peacetreebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by FreshHawk on 07-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,912
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
234
pDev:
16.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 234 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of fitzy84
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend brought this from Iowa for me. The beer is a little murky orange-yellow with no head. Aromas are pretty strong with a mixture of sweet fruits, like peaches, but with some yeasty bread aromas. Very sweet drink with a good mix of different fruits like the peaches mentioned in the aroma. Silky and refreshing beer; a great combination. Overall, really good, refreshing beer.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike_Benson
4.61/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super smooth drinking beer, and high enough ABV that you should keep track. well balanced hops and fruitiness from the Belgian yeast. Definitely a crowd pleaser.

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Photo of Chilmer
1.91/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

boozy and intense on the yeast side of things, part wit part hefe if you ask me, some of that banana and clove spice character coming in from the yeast here, tastes and smells like it was fermented super warm, and it really does take over the beer a bit, but its cool to see a beer like this as an imperial style, we dont see that too often, and while i dont think the execution is immaculate here, i like the idea and enjoyed one, i did not go back for a second though... the alcohol factor seems high, especially when this comes up to room temperature, its fusel and hot and kind of breaks down some of the character here established by the grain, which otherwise is wheaty and robust, earthy and not too sweet for as strong as it is. it seems like most of the added sugar has been fermented out, but like it overwhelmed the yeast a little bit, that aspect tastes stressed to me here. green grape and green apple and saltwater taffy come to mind, and i can pick up some ripe banana too. i like the flavors well enough, but they dont all they jive with this high alcohol character, at least for me. thankfully the carbonation is nice and high and it doesnt linger real long. i had a a whole bunch of beers from these guys while i was in iowa, and while not bad, this was one of the least compelling, popular as it seems to be...

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold colour. Smells sweet, fruity, green apple notes, banana, clove, and light. Tastes like bananas, coves, very typical "blonde beer" flavours, crisp, sweet, pretty straightforward. A little too heavy off a body.

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Photo of Bstoeckel
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BenjaGrif
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CJ_Illi
4.86/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours golden with a fizzy Big-bubble head that lasts a few seconds. The aroma is sweet and fruity. The taste is fairly sweet with lots of ripe pear and some peach aromas. A bit cloying. Pleasant flavors but somewhat overwhelming making this beer hard to drink in large quantities.

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Photo of nickapvikes
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmh21
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Morningopiate36
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brap
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer. A shame Iowa wasn't producing these great beers when I was living there but it makes my trips back to see family much more enjoyable. So many great breweries. This beer stood out at my tasting of it at the Iowa State Fair, where they had a tent featuring a sampling of the great Iowa breweries.

Fruity Belgian style with a bit of coriander. I actually think this beer benefitted from a warm day, I found it refreshing, whereas many traditional Belgians I prefer to drink in fall and the cooler months. Definitely worth a try and a relatively affordable compared to the traditional Trappist Belgian imports that I absolutely love.

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Photo of vande
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bshipman8993
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour had a low head, maybe 1/5 inch.
nice blonde peachy color.
smelled like a typical Belgian. lightly fruity and a touch of malt
Taste is pretty smooth with a bit of a kick. light banana and apricot.
mouth feel was smooth but has a slight burn going down after a few sips b/c of the 8.5% but not bad for that level. Def a Belgian you can taste in you cheeks and gums which is what I love so much about them.

Overall a very good Belgian style for a micro brew.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ATVIowa
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmoore32
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Extremely murky dandelion color. F

rothy, prolific white head; decent lacing throughout.

Nose of bananas, clove & pear. The Belgian yeast is not hiding.

Medium mouthfeel, bordering on light.

Taste is much fruitier than the nose; the pear asserts itself strongly in front. Light hop bite on the back end, but not abrasive; a nice balance. Banana/clove is present in the ether, but this is much more of a spring drinker than the nose led me to believe. Delicious.

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Photo of Ivan52
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looking Belgian from the get, with a beautiful fuzzy peachy apricot color, and a 2 finger head that settles to a thick ring @ 1/2 finger. 100% opaque.

Aromas of fresh yeast, orange marmalade, bubble gum, and fusel alcohol. Some lingering smells of cantaloupe and honeydew.

Flavor...um....holy cow?! It starts with a harsh wall of stale alcohol, but after that...just waves of Belgian goodness. Juicy Fruit gum, stone fruits...namely cherry, peach, apricot; then the yeast and malt sets down nicely. The most delicious cantaloupe aftertaste just settles in upon first taste, I'm finding myself involuntarily grabbing for a napkin to wipe my mouth, dead serious. Nicely done.

Feel is intensely carbonated, with little swabs of creaminess here and there. A dry, musky, fruit-like finish wraps it up.

Overall, Fat Blonde Ale is totally worth what little hype it gets. Probably the best beer from Peace Tree.

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Photo of zaraspook
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blonde Fatale from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 234 ratings