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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Natural Blonde is a creamy gold lager with noticable malt flavor and a hint of hop nose.


0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2007
This beer is unnaturally bad! Not much better than macro swill. Has not much taste upfront, and a bit of an unpleasant aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moke (5) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007 does not count
Recently had it again in 341ml bottle. As others have said, it isn’t particularly anything special. I will say it seems they have substantially improved it from what I remember of the product from their old location. Pours a nice clear golden, somewhat lighter in appearance. Head was minimal but a nice crisp white. low to medium amount of carbonation. The flavour is actually quite good now, very smooth and refreshing with a slight sweetness. I found it hard to place, but I’d agree with the description of a dry lemony finish. New cheaper 25 pack from the brewery itself makes me put the over-all rating up. Can’t stress enough that it really seems to taste better then it did some years back from their King st. location, try it again if you haven’t had it in awhile.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robinvboyer (2985) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2007
on tap at the toronto beer fest. nothing special. its a blonde lager. tastes like a lager, cant really say much more, not memorable at all.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 On tap at Sneaky Dees - looks like a macro, smells like a macro, must be....a micro!? Get this when there’re only Molson and Labatt products on offer and sleep soundly knowing that you supported the micro-underdog.......in name only. There are FAR better local offerings and even some better macro ones. Not horrible, just pretty forgettable and bland. Sad really, because way back when, this was my introduction to "craft" beer, and when I drank this, I felt special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2006
From a sealed capped 341 ml. clear glass bottle with no freshness date. The foam started to rise as soon as I opened the bottled, poured slowly and carefully, a hazy yellowish lager golden with a frothy, rocky, white head. good retention. Aromas of lemons and grass, a bit spicy and sweet pale lager malts. Good fizzy carbonation and a crisp, dryish, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant tasting, a lightly sweet and tart lemon, hop spicy, a grassy graininess, and a dry lemony, malty finish. I like lagers in general and I found this to be very enjoyable, easy drinkability, glad I had a chance to try it. Acquired in a trade with Sammy, thanks!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
Verre de 12 oz, provenant d’un fût, dégusté chez Black Tomato (Ottawa, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de pommes et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col crémeux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Gout fruité. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de fruité en arrière goût. (Rating #761)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9742) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
Clear golden lager with a thick collapsing white head. Light corn adjunct malt aroma. In mouth, a crisp beer with light malt, corn character, and light german hopping. Light bodied. A plain micro lager.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCheshireCat (1) - Bradford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2006 does not count
I love this beer. Had it for the first time on Tap at a fine establishment downtown. Great color, Smooth taste a little on the hoppy side but it leaves very little after taste. I buy my cases right from the brewery so its always freash! If nothing else. its def worth a try

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2006
This was a terrible beer. There was absolutely no head, it was watery and had a terrible aftertaste. Worse than a average lager, it reminded me of soap.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
(341 ml bottle: Obtained 17-Jul-06 in trade with HogTownHarry, thanks Harry!) Harry’s box of Canadian beer just came today, and I immediately put this beer in the fridge so I could rate it quickly. That’s how excited I was to get this beer! Okay, not really, I’ve just been rating a lot of pale lagers lately, so it fits it with the theme. And I’ll tell you, I’ve had a lot worse than this offering from Amsterdam Brewing. It’s grainy and mildly sweet with a touch of corn, but at least it’s not like stuffing a wad of nasty cardboard in my mouth. However, there are some off-flavors including a touch of paper and the beer is a bit too sweet (especially in the finish), so I can’t say this is a very clean-tasting lager. Furthermore, the body is light and carbonation is moderate, but because of the sweetness, the lack of any bitterness or hops, and the less-than-enjoyable aftertaste, this isn’t a clean or crisp beer on the palate either. The nose is a bit problematic; I’m getting a rather strong hint of stinky socks amidst the grainy aroma. Light-golden in color and clarity is excellent, but the carbonation streams are few and far between, so that’s a lost opportunity. Plus, the white head pours very small and fully dissipates within minutes. So, not horrible, but not that good either.


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