Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
freekyp (1944) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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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mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JAN 3, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft at the Charlotte airport. It has a light clear yellow appearance with little aroma or flavor.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at the source. Almost clear, scant white head. Aroma of smooth straw. Taste is bitter and lager like.
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost tasteless, watery, slightly bitter and that is the only taste....def not like genessee cream ale
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
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