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
Ratings:
221
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
16.53%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
64
For Trade:
0
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2.65/5  rDev -27%
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.

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2.65/5  rDev -27%
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%.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not that great of a beer

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.77/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Undated bottle at 50 degrees into snifter; six-pack purchased from a BP “Beer cave” in Iowa
Aroma very heavy yeast phenolics, almost plastic odor
Head gone as fast as poured – white and fizzy, one to two mm ring, no layer
Lacing none
Body light orange, clear, no sediment in bottle
Flavor sweet, fruity, most outstanding feature - leaves my lips sticky: no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly syrupy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 2.75, Palate 2.75, Overall 2.75

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2.82/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

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2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
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Blonde Fatale from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 221 ratings.
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