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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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of hashmads
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pablobomb
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
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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Photo of Tone
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, earthy malt, alcohol, hint of yeast, and slight spice. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong alcohol, sweet malt, slight yeast, slight spice, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, poor blend with the alcohol overpowering other attributes and weak appearance.

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Photo of jokirkev
4.84/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer!

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Photo of flagmantho
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz big-stubby into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head pours a thin layer of ivory foam which dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: very nice aroma of pear and floral elements. It's getting a bit close to too sweet for me, but the pear character is really very appealing to me.

Taste: sweet malt with a definite alcoholic heat. The pear and floral flavors are here, too, but somewhat drowned out by the alcohol. Not bad, but could be smoother.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of well-integrated carbonation. Nicely creamy, as I expect from the style.

Overall: for the most part, I like this beer a lot, but there is just a little too much sweetness and alcohol heat for my taste.

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Photo of burtonryan
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_G
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours gold with a slight haze under a fizzy head that disappears almost immediately. S: nose is fruit, hints of bubblegum, malt, earthiness. T: The palate mirrors the nose but tastes thin. F: light and highly carbonated. O: Falls a little flat for me.

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cabelgabel
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ri0
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy deep gold with thin half finger white head. Fades into collar with spotty lacing. A nice fruity apple and pear aroma with a biscuit malt. Starts with a nice mild malt and yeast flavor with a slight touch of pear cider. Cloves come forward with a touch of herbal and earth hops to finish. Medium body with light carbonation and dry. Reminds me of a poor mans Don De Dieu.

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Photo of MWendlandt
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of qcbrewer
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TobiasAngel
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smconnor
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
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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Blonde Fatale from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 221 ratings.
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