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RATINGS: 79   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
freekyp (1944) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JAN 3, 2013
Draft at the Charlotte airport. It has a light clear yellow appearance with little aroma or flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4379) - 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 (4613) - 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 (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (1354) - 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 (9662) - 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 (6099) - 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 (831) - 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

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