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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   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.


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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
freekyp (1925) - 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


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
climberbob (439) - Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle into glass at the beach in Nc. Very pale straw color w white head. Corn aroma. Bitter indistinguishable hop taste. No real creaminess. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2016
On tap at Capitol On Tap. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is light grain, light body, lower carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is light malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Pours a light golden color. It has the taste of grass, with corn, and faint floral elements. It has a clean finish with a bit of an astringent bite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
On tap at Tobacco Road. Go hoos! Crisp clean dry. More presence and flavor than the full steam IPA I just had if that’s telling you anything.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Minnbrewer (35) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Alright...eh...won't buy again. Bitter on the back of the tongue. Doesn't taste like a cream ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jbruner (3990) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a clear golden yellow from the bottle with fluffy white head. Aroma is clean malt and earthy hops. Taste has a weird iron metallic note that just grows the more you drink it. No bueno.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Got a six pack while on vacation. Pours a pale golden yellow color, with an inch of white foam. Aroma of some malt sweetness, and a bit lemony, minimal hops. Taste is grainy malt taste, with some mild lemon at the end. Palate on the lighter side, medium body, crisp and clean aftertaste. Overall, not great but ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4687) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Draft in Waynesville. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like sweet corn, grassy, musky pale malts, straw, and faint citrus. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like corn, citrus, musky pale malts, and straw.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (5077) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Tap. Pours clear straw yellow. Aroma is pale malts, light toast, and faint floral notes. Flavor is clean and dry with just pale malts and faint hop character. Light body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4269) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours golden-straw colored with a semi-durable white head. Light malty and yeasty aroma with a touch of citrus. Flavor follows. Clean and refreshing. Feel: light but not watery body; crisp, medium carbonation; semi-dry finish.


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