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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
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.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
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

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
zgaier (1414) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
freekyp (1500) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2013
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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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - JAN 3, 2013
Draft at the Charlotte airport. It has a light clear yellow appearance with little aroma or flavor.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4234) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
The aroma is slightly phenolic and estery with biscuits corn and cooked vegetables. The appearance is deep gold with an average head. The taste is like the aroma but everything works. The palate is smooth. Overall it has serious flaws but for some reason it’s a good tasting beer and pares well with food.


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