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RATINGS: 60   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
freekyp (1476) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Unfortunately, Foothills reformulation of this NC classic misses the mark. I was excited when I learned it had been redone as a Cream Ale, but this has none of the trademark creamy body or slick use of corn to keep the beer light. Instead, we got a watered-down pils with an inappropriate bitterness in the finish that really doesn’t jive with the lightness of the beer. Still, its pretty, pouring crystal clear yellow with a small but resilient head. Some minor cabbage notes in the aroma are a spoiler as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent gold with white head. Smells and tastes of mild bitter hops with notes of yeast and wheat. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An easy drinker with a bit of an extra hop kick for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Gatlinburg Walgreen’s bottle. Pretty tasty cream ale with good malt and enough hops to keep it interesting. Good for a style that can get boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
coyforce (580) - Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Golden yellow pour with a thin white head. Taste is grassy and lacks any significant ale distinguishers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReggieDunlap (3028) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a clear pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has straw, wet grass, and slightly stale hoppiness. Flavor has a slight malty sweetness, straw, and light grass...cerealy. mouthfeel is medium/full with a dry grassy finish. Flavor is much better than the aroma suggests.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
firemarshal (146) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from store. Aroma is skunky. Transparent yellow with plenty of carbonation. Salty initial taste transitions to unpleasant bitter aftertaste that won’t go away. Medium bodied, carbonated with foamy finish. This is one of the worst beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4939) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Yellow with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of paper and corn with light malt and earthy hops. Wheaty malt papery and floral hops. Medium body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
From bottle. Poured golden in color with big white head. Aroma is malt with a touch of citrus hops and wheat. Taste follows with a clean cream ale taste and clean finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbopslt (343) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Clear amber pour. Stale smell and taste. If this is what an "American Cream Ale" should be, I’m moving to a different class!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1208) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
draft pured light yellow color with white head. light bodied medium flavor of malt and some hops and I could easily pick up the wheat. mild bitterness and flavor not a bad cream ale but not an expert on this style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Blonde body with a light head. Light, grainy nose with corn character and crisp hops. The body is rather dank, twangy grains and corn, and with a mild, tannic and soapy finish.

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