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Bonfire Brush Creek Blonde Ale

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
In the spring of 2011, we had a tough time getting enough of the signature hops for the Two Hands Wheat, so we brought the Stranger (renamed the “Brush Creek” in the summer of 2012) on board as an alternative. Using Nugget and Willamette hops, this beer was designed as a slightly maltier version of the wheat, and of course, nixed much of the wheat malt. For wheat loyalists, it may feel a little funny at first, but you’ll eventually come to love it just the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (5061) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 12 oz via can from Evergreen Discount. Aroma and flavor of wheat, biscuits, light herbs, pale malts, mild hop bitterness and light sweetness. Perhaps a touch of toffee/caramel malt in there as well. Crisp and easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2014
In the can @ home. Pours a bit hazy dull yellow appearance with a dissipating off white head. Light veggie, chewy / chalky grains in the aroma with some herbal elements. Rough mouth feel. Very husky and grainy. Mineral notes throughout. Light fruitiness. Twangy finish. A bit of celery. No.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Clear light gold with a slight chill haze, under a fast-fading thin rocky white head. Nose smells like creamy biscuit and light grassy hops. Flavor is medium-light with a greenish vegetal grassy tone, some wheat, some biscuit malt, and a mild doughy yeastiness. Nice leafy finish,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Decided to give this a shot, as I enjoyed their dunkel, but man, this is just bad - gritty texture - flavors of raw, husky grains, strong diacetyl (buttered toast), light sourness, peanut skins, boiled root vegetables - syrupy sweetness, bread dough/yeast - just god awful - beer, meet sink.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ernest (7319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, dog food, wort), trace hop (flowers), with a strong note of butter/diacetyl, lesser notes of lettuce/celery/zucchini. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean, husky. Light to medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation. An absolutely abysmal drain pour. Nose is mostly diacetyl with vegetables as primary accompaniment, with horrifically awful malt...wet dog food and wort and raw grains...just fucking atrocious. As it warmed, it only got worse / more pronounced. Rough and syrupy and dirty and thin and watery and just plain AWFUL. It boggles the mind how a brewer could find this acceptable enough to sell, based on how clearly screwed up it is. This beer would sell well in Lithuania, where this sort of dog food / worty malt character and diacetyl is seemingly beloved.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (3201) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2013
0,33l can. Hazy yellow color. Aroma of malt, wheat and fruits. Tastes malty and bit of wheat, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (4986) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 2, 2013
Can. Lightly hazy yellow colour. Aroma lightly fruity, with hints of banana or vanilla. Quite surprising, since just a little wheat has been used in this one. Taste is mostly malty, but with higher hops bitterness. Body is light. Finish is nicely bitter hoppy. Good summer thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7774) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2013
Can at brewery tasting. Hazy golden color with medium white head. Malt, wheat, fruity notes in aroma. Taste, starts malty, continues with hint of wheat, some fruitiness and ends with nice hoppy bittersweet finish. Tasty session beer.

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