Musical Cheers: Noble Roots Blonde Belgian

In the spirit of beer being the beverage of the everyday man (and woman), we present Musical Cheers, a column that puts real beer in the hands of real people. Musical Cheers is guest authored by a revolving selection of friends and columnists with tastes as varied as the beers they review.


Guest reviewer name/occupation:

Denise Markowski, Marketing Director for Green Bay Community Theater, all-animal lover/rescuer, avid gardener.

Currently listening to:

Albert King, “I Wanna Get Funky"

Favorite film:

“Braveheart." I love all Mel movies before he went completely nuts.

Number of pets:

I refuse to answer on the grounds that it might incriminate me.

Preferred Blue Collar Brews:

Rolling Rock. Is that considered blue collar enough?

Preferred White Collar Brews:

Gray's Oatmeal Stout. It's like dessert without the sugar.


Name of beer reviewing:

Noble Roots, Blonde Belgian

Type of beer:

Belgian Ale


7.1 percent


OK. So I was totally honored to be asked to review a beer for Frankly Green Bay! Excited, actually. And what did I do? I immediately broke rule No. 1. Instead of choosing a bottled beer I stopped at Noble Roots and got a growler -- because a growler is just like a bottle, only bigger. Bigger, better, you get it.

Upon opening it up there was the immediate hoppsie, skunky smell that all beer has to me. But being an animal lover and a beer-drinker this smell has never deterred me.

The rich golden color was really nice with just enough cloudiness to let me know that it was a yeasty beer. Yes, it's yeasty, but much less than many others and not overpowering at all. It had a pleasing taste on the tongue without the bite some beers have. There was a definite saltiness to the beer and that kept me going back to the growler for another pour to quench my thirst -- or maybe that was for some other reason. I don't exactly know and didn't try to analyze it.


You'll like this beer if:

If you like a smooth, light yeast beer that's not heavy or bitter then this is the beer for you. I'd say it's a good choice for midday on the deck, happy hour on the patio, or evening on the couch. It's a good beer for just about any time of day -- save breakfast. (P.S. I made sure to test all these times out because like I said, I got the growler and wanted to provide a thorough review.)

You'll dislike this beer if:

If you only want lite beer (a.k.a. non-beer), you prefer dark beer, you drink that bitter red stuff or don't drink beer at all. And if that's the case, why are you reading this review?



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