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

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   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.


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 (6016) - Montréal, 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 (10438) - 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 (3035) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnBeerGal (5) - CANADA - JUL 10, 2006 does not count
A long time fav. of mine, it’s a little hoppier than I usually like them. Overall very clean and well balanced.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma of grain, fruit, light malt and a faint hint of hops. Smells better then I expected. Very watery flavour of grain, fruit and malt with a mild hop finish. I’m not too fond of the aftertaste. Light bodied. It’s pretty mediocre stuff but at least it has some flavour and isn’t extremely bland like many other Canadian Pale Lagers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
Draught @ The Brewery. Not good, not bad, just taking up space. Pours light in colour with a rapidly disappearing head, almost no scent to speak of. Flavour is somewhat generic, perhaps a bit more carbonated than I like. Like I said, it’s not bad, there’s just nothing to separate it from other pale lagers.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
Bottle (341ml). Bright clear light gold, small whie bubbly diminishing head. Aroma of grain, mild corn a little dry. Pretty genric corny/grainy taste, a little sweet yet some generic harsh hop bitterness, slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Mouthfeel - the usual watery pale lager impression ... not awful, would be a passable fishing beer.


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