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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
American Blonde; a crisp, straw-colored ale with a unique malt and citrus hop balance. It works!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ehaak26 (126) - - OCT 22, 2016
I hate Lexington, KY, so maybe that’s why I’m harsh on this beer. Too many pitchers at Tin Roof, Two Keys, and whatever other bar in town I ended up at.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mejiajav (7) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2016 does not count
I picked up this awesomely-named brew on a road trip back from Illinois. I must admit, Blonde Ales (along with Golden and Cream Ales) are not a style I typically go for. But we didn’t really have time to explore Lexington, and this is the only local craft beer the gas station had. So, alas, Blonde Ale it is. Cougar Bait pours a very hazy yellow, with plenty of carbonation bubbles quickly escaping to the top. The head is only approximately half a finger and it dissipates very quickly, leaving nearly no trace behind. There is barely-noticeable lacing after every sip, but nothing else to speak of. With all that said, this is truly one “purdy” beer to look at! From the first whiff I get predominantly (and, for the style, out of place) “limey” citrus notes. This is followed with a huge wallop of grain and doughy sweetness. The nose is very reminiscent of a salty Gose for some odd reason. A lot of bread and biscuit towards the end round up the scents. This baby goes down very, very easy! A little too easy. I would certainly want to chug a few of these after mowing the lawn, or playing a grueling game of soccer (or some other grueling activity that makes you sweat profusely and gasp for air after you’ve finished). For such a boring style, Cougar Bait does present some unique flavors I typically wouldn’t associate with a Blonde Ale. Of course, you are going to find the grain, the bread, the biscuit, and the doughy notes. This beer does possess a strong malt backbone. But there is also a strong presence of the lemon-citrus hops I detected on the nose. Well, I am assuming it’s the hops. This also gives way to a very nice, and welcoming, spiciness I typically don’t associate with Blonde Ales. The bready and grainy notes make their presence very noticeable on the back. These same flavors, except for a faint sensation of orange rind, are almost the only thing that lingers for a very short time after every sip. I am still uncertain if the lemon/citrusy notes were intentional here or not, but if they weren’t, Country Boy Brewing should definitely make a note to keep them. It’s about the only unique thing this beer has going for itself. All in all, not a bad beer. https://agrainoftruthblog.wordpress.com

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 4, 2016
On tap at Bourbon on Main, Frankfort, KY, 7.5.16. Clear gold. Apricot and tangerine aroma, mild bitterness with lots of fruit juice and apricot in the mouth. Full body, very carbonated, sweet, long, fruity finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours a super hazy yellow. Almost looks like a white. Zero head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Taste is sweet and grainy with a bit of spice in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6105) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
2 oz can pour at SAVOR 2016’s Country Boy/Red Hen beer and food pairing salon on Saturday. Paired with a smoked trout crostini with pickled onion and celery. Slightly hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of toast, biscuit, herbs, malt, wheat. Tastes of wheat, herbs, malt, citrus. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9141) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Draft to taster at Country Boy. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, light citrus, hay, grainy bread, floral, with sweet honey, slight metallic, meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Rated on 3-18-2016 (Can) The appearance is a medium sized fizzy white head that quickly dissipated, lightly hazy golden body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation observed, and no lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, bready and malt. The flavor is sweet, light citrus, malt, corny, and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. This beer has no excitement whatsoever. The flavor is easily forgettable and not a beer that I will drink again. Next!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2329) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 9, 2016
Can, thanks to NeoHippie2. Slightly cloudy pale yellow with small frothy white head, faint citrus aroma, slightly sour citrus taste, high carbonation, thin body, medium bitter finish with citrus aftertaste. Refreshing and decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $0 ][ Shot glass ][ 08.15.15 ]
effervescent hazy blonde, thin fizzy white head drops. Wheaty nose, light banana, light lemon effervescence. Dirty wheat nose, light pepper with a dirty malt bill mid, watery with faint dms notes emerging in milky, cloying sweet end, residual sugar muddling, bit metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2015
A better beer than its rating average indicates. Mild and well balanced. A little malty sweetness with a great appearance, fresh aroma, and appealing light citrusyness.

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