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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emeister84 (2029) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (352) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KUEric (936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jjgmd (1979) - 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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
zgaier (1889) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3737) - 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.

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