durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Chapel Hill
Pours a completely clear gold with a minimal head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mild grass, hay, and a corn sweetness. Flavor is light sweet corn with just a touch of grassy hops on the finish. Very simple session beer, perhaps a bit insipid, but the flavors are clean and it’s pretty refreshing on a hot day. Not totally my cup of tea, but this is pretty good for what it is meant to be.
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a macro (with a sudsy head) appearing. Aroma is a little wheaty and not much else. Flavor is a little sweet, wheat, slightly light and crazy mouthfeel for a golden beer.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped by the brewpub for a beer after work last week. Wanted something light with my pub fries, so I went with this. Came out a crystal clear pale gold, with a thin white head atop. Simple grain-like scents - husk, mild pale citrus tones. Easy drinking, crisp body. Mild flavors of corn, bread, very faint and fleeting hop presence, which was expected. All-in-all, this is a nice beer. An approachable beer for the masses, and a good one to pair with some barbecue fare for the upcoming warm months.
jjgmd (1682) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours like pale urine after you have had a few, Nose is quite revolting, pungent, and grainy. Purchased from a prior beer club of the month, which reminds me why I discontinued my membership. Taste is watery and WITHOUT flavor. Nothing more to say ! Quaff Score 2 / 10
zgaier (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a light yellow with a white head and unpleasant aroma of grain and corn. Taste is unpleasant as well, a lot of grain and corn with a bad aftertaste. Pass, flavorless and watery
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice smooth character. The nose is a slightly sweet grass to honey. Golden, a touch hazy,, with a white foamy cap. Balanced but towards sweetness. Incredibly smooth with a medium body and a velvet mouthfeel.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer 43 Asheville trip - returning home at this point! Clear blonde. Aroma is lightly of pils malts. Flavor is a match, with balancing bitterness on the finish. Not a bad beer, just sort of boring. Definitely more of a blonde than a cream ale - not quite sure why they are calling it a cream ale actually.
freekyp (1620) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Foithills’ reformulated version of Carolina Blonde is a cream ale; a style that is often thought of as a non-craft beer style. Unfortunately theirs doesn’t inspire greatness. It is a pretty golden pour, however, with some lacing. Well balanced and lightly fruity, but has a sort if noble twang thing in the finish that seems metallic, though this was the bottle version. Just ok. I prefer the prior formulation as a pile style beer.
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