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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5144) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jhliesen (736) - 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

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (3671) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2379) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3272) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap. Golden with minimal head. Very smooth cream ale. Hint of hops. Nice example of style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12oz poured into pint glass. Pours cloudy golden. Musty smell. Crisp and clean. Easy to drink. Not bad

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Hazy gold with a large white head. Very hoppy aroma, w/ a little citrus. Grass, a touch of vanilla, some citrus. Starts sweet, finishes bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow from the beer of the month club. Thinnish head and slightly salty aroma. Flavor is rough a bit dusty. Not really your normal blonde.


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