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City Beverage, the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents The Less Desirables Beer of the Week, Lunatic Blonde Belgian-Style Ale from Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, NC.

I am a fan of Wicked Weed, they make good stuff. I love Belgian-style blondes. I drank a few the times I spent in Europe, especially in Belgium. We’re getting away from the increasingly boring IPAs for a bit and try something else. According to the Wicked Weed site for this brew: This ale is brewed with European hops and Belgian yeast. This combination imparts a wonderfully complex clove aroma with subtle dried apricot and biscuit-like flavor. This golden ale is a wonderful introduction to Belgian beer styles. I like that description. I don’t 23751de4-1fb5-43d5-b4c4-94d7c9c4a1d8mind apricots and I like biscuits and clove. It’s 6.5% ABV and only 21 IBU, so it’s not going to be silly hoppy. Woot, I can’t wait!!

BeerAdvocate has it rated at 86 (Very Good) with no Bros Score. Untappd has it at 3.72 caps out of 5. Both of those are quite respectable scores. Have you had this yet? How was it? We’re really interested in hearing your thoughts. If you haven’t had it or just want more of it, then head down to City Beverage and grab your sixer. Tell them that it’s the beer of the week and get 5% off the order! Tune in tonight to see what Caitlin, Danielle, her guest and I have to say about the beer (and probably a lot of other beers).

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

“Some believe it moonstruck madnewss to craft Old World ales for a modern palette that constantly clamors for the extremes of “hoppy” or “sour.” While our love for those extremes is strong, we believe that subtlety, balance and simplicity in beer – though sometimes forgotten qualities – are sacred necessities. It is precisely this kind of lunacy that keeps the craft world sane. It takes all kinds to make a world.” – Lunatic Blonde by Wicked Weed carton.