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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Blended blonde ale and porter.

Mild roasted chocolate notes unite with the bready toastiness and crisp finish of a blonde ale in this medium bodied blend. The blonde cuts the typical bitterness of a porter up front, and the crisp, sweet finish of the blonde unites with the smooth, chocolate finish of the porter. Big flavor meets drinkability


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Riley’s World of Wines in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear cola brown colored brew with a thick light beige head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt, a hint of caramel, floral hops and some dark pitted fruits. Taste is medium bodied, average carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malts, some light Baker’s chocolate, floral hops and a touch of yeast. Finish is slightly dry at first followed by some toasted chocolate malt and a short lived bitterness. A decent bacon & American cheeseburger porter.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottled. Poured medium-dark brown with a creamy khaki head. The aroma picked up cocoa and oatmeal notes with light herbal accents.. not a whole lot going on, but it was aiight. The flavor found more the blonde ale that the label mentioned.. toasted grains and light bready notes joined sweeter chocolates and vanilla on the middle.. sharp, tangy notes and carbonation over a bit of toasted cocoa on the finish.. it only worked OK. Sharper than I hoped for on the palate, with high-ish carbonation.. became a bit hard to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewHaMeister (155) - - APR 18, 2014
12oz bottle pours a reddish brown with a medium off white head. Aromas of roasted malt, bread and caramel. Slight bitterness. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany, small creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, Ashes, perhaps honey. Medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Mostly porter, not much blonde. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1196) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours black with an off-white head - a bit incongruous. Some streaks of lace. Aroma has caramel and ashy roast. Eventually down through the glass possibly some chocolate. Taste is of sweet caramel, light roast and some bittersweet bakers chocolate. Light to medium bodied. Some alcohol presence. Finishes short and somewhat watery, and to the sweet side of bittersweet. A fair brown ale, which is certainly damning with faint praise.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (5988) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown pour with a small off white head. Aroma is a mild roast and semi-sweet chocolate. Taste is a bit odd - sort of a soured porter. Meh.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (296) - - MAR 14, 2014
Thought that a blended beer would be interesting. I was wrong. This brew had the worst traits of a blond ale and a porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Aroma is nutty/toasted malts, light chocolate/coffee and dark bread. The flavor is dark bread, light fruit, dry/nutty malts, a hint of chocolate and a tangy/sour finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle - Blended beer? It’s like gueuze...or something (and by something I mean marketing). Pours deep dark brown with ruby tints and a foamy white head. nose is a weirdly soured ashy dark roasty malt, grainy and sweet, with a lot of milkiness to it. Taste is sweet and milky, with ashy dark roast, a little chocolate, and a bit of graininess. Thick and well-carbonated. Just tastes like a lightly soured porter. Huh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2014
12oz bottle. Translucent brown-burgundy body, looks filtered. Steady beige head. Chalky chocolate aroma, sweet caramel. Pretty insipid, but has enough vanilla and chocolate tones to make it work. Comes off relatively clean, drinkable. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. Pretty straightforward, inoffensive.


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