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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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New Cream Ale Formula: Two row barley, a hint of wheat and noble hops make Carolina Blonde exactly what a craft brew American Cream Ale should be. Clean, refreshing flavor. Rich, golden color. Unmistakable smoothness. Brewed right here in North Carolina.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Yellow with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of paper and corn with light malt and earthy hops. Wheaty malt papery and floral hops. Medium body with good carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
From bottle. Poured golden in color with big white head. Aroma is malt with a touch of citrus hops and wheat. Taste follows with a clean cream ale taste and clean finish.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbopslt (350) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Clear amber pour. Stale smell and taste. If this is what an "American Cream Ale" should be, I’m moving to a different class!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
draft pured light yellow color with white head. light bodied medium flavor of malt and some hops and I could easily pick up the wheat. mild bitterness and flavor not a bad cream ale but not an expert on this style.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Blonde body with a light head. Light, grainy nose with corn character and crisp hops. The body is rather dank, twangy grains and corn, and with a mild, tannic and soapy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Sharp noble hoops in the nose and taste. Appearance is typical of a blonde ale. Far from my favorite style, but this one is nice!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (696) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
12 ounce single bottle from a local restaurant here on Lake Norman. Clear blonde color, its aroma is lightly malty. Flavor is a match, with a neat bitterness on the finish. Not a bad beer, just kind of boring. More of a blonde ale - not really a cream ale at all - not sure why they put cream ale on the label when it isn’t even remotely close.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Aromas of flora, honey, and bread crust. Clear yellow-gold with a mostly fading, white head. Dry and corny. Light and clean.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Weird to see Foothills seeming to take over the Carolina Blonde; I guess they thought it was sort of iconic as one of the first popular (in-state) "Carolina" beers? Pours clear light gold, nose of sweet honey and corn. Slightly metallic. Refreshing and light, but not all that good.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2013
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing Rob! Lightly skunked nose backed with a hint of creamed corn. Flavors are rough. Oxidized and skunked. Very light. Not good, even for 3.8%. This kind of beer shouldn’t end up in bottles.


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