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RATINGS: 66   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4304) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4306) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Clean pale blonde pour with one finger of frothy white head. Nose is grassy and bready with a touch of grain. Dry and light bodied with a grassy finish. Nice and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Draft at the source. Almost clear, scant white head. Aroma of smooth straw. Taste is bitter and lager like.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (913) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Almost tasteless, watery, slightly bitter and that is the only taste....def not like genessee cream ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7606) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Tap at CLT airport. Clear pale yellow pour with a small spotty head. Very simple grain flavor with a hint of vanilla. Kind of meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Yellow, clear, no head. Smells grainy, toasty. Flavor is also grainy and toasty, with some canned corn. A bit fuller bodied than the old recipe, as well. Finishes with a slight piney, grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle--starts with an off putting aroma and no head in the pour, oh oh. Kind of a yeasty taste backed with some fruit. Probably a bad bottle, but Blonde isn't my style so I don't know if I'll re-rate. Mixed pack from Ingles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle: (labeled as 4.3 ABV, 15 IBU) Nearly clear gold...tall white head. Scent is sour grainy malt. Taste is sour-bitter grain...slight skunk....watery. Grassy....not very creamy....dry. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle, BOTMC. Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head. Sweet aroma - flowers and strawberry jam. Tastes grainy, hints of sweetness, a little candy-like. Fizzy, light-to-medium body, long, fruity finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4046) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy pale gold. Alfalfa notes in the nose. Light and crisp. Good summer beer.

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