Belgian Strong Ale, brewed by Peace Tree, the Blonde Fatale claims its unfiltered Belgian Style Blonde Ale throne. Exhibiting a blonde hue, attributed to the pale malted barley varieties, the beer carries a delicate hop infusion of Styrian Golding and Celeia for a moderate blend of bitterness and aroma. Employing the technique of some Belgian brewers, sugars are introduced for increased attenuation, while the Belgian ale yeast contributes complex flavor esters. It’s dubbed Fatale, not for its charm, but for its 8.5% alcohol by volume, ready to pounce if one doesn’t tread carefully.

Appearance: A Lackluster Start

The pour reveals a clear gold liquid, devoid of any substantial head, setting the stage for an underwhelming visual experience.

Aroma: A Fruitful Encounter

The olfactory journey begins with hints of juicy fruit gum and grain, offering a promising aromatic landscape.

Taste: A Symphony of Flavors

Upon tasting, the beer unfolds its layers, presenting notes of banana, flan, and a touch of bubble gum, all subtly complemented by a faint Euro bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Fizzing with Spice

The texture boasts a full-bodied profile, accompanied by a lively, spicy fizz that adds a distinctive element to the overall drinking experience.

Overall: A Tolerable Diversion

In the realm of Belgian-style ales, the Blonde Fatale emerges as a drinkable, sweet contender. While not my usual preference, there’s no denying the absence of any glaring flaws in this offering. It may not be a game-changer, but it holds its ground in the vast landscape of beer varieties.