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Grand Ridge Natural Blonde

Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Witbier
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Classic Belgian style Blonde Wheat Beer. It is bottle conditioned and naturally cloudy using Australia's premium barley, wheat and coriander. Hints of luscious citrus seep through what is believed to be Australia's most delicious blonde head.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
feognix (3) - Briar Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2015 does not count
Cloudy, dirty blonde colour. Nice fruit notes, slightly dull however. Poorly carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (634) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Slight sour nose. Cloudy golden beer with thin white head. Medium carbonation. Light spritzy mouthfeel. Creamy, sour, fruity. Finish is a bit vegetal. Itís OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
varanid99 (760) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
Straw coloured, slightly cloudy pour with a thick white head. Orange, yeast, spice on the nose. Taste is sweet citrus, bready, a little spice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Morboso (129) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2015
Another possible dud from a variety 6 pack from this maker - on special so maybe the reason. Light honey aroma, very cloudy, no head, super sweet so I am thinking unfermented sugar in the bottle. Still, can get the picture what it would be like if I had a good one, and it is typical of wheat beer style which to me is not very nice anyway.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Estery and fruity aroma. Cloudy golden colour with ok head. Very sweet easy drinking fruity flavor with nice finish. Nice body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden with a small foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Sweet citrus aromas of orange peel. Taste is laced with some coriander and spice, and some unpleasant phenolic taste. Some malt sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1670) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
330ml bottle Pale straw body, small dense head. Light aroma; wheat cereals, spice and citrus peel. Good carbonation, light body, dry body Cereal malt base make way for notes of aromatic spice, and citrus. Mildly biter finish, a touch of tartness. Not a bad wit

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Cloudy golden colour with frothy white head that dissipates to medium lacing. Coriander seed, malt and a touch of citrus on the nose. Slight orange peel through the palate, along with wheat and a touch of malt sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours cloudy bright yellow straw with light white head. Unpleasant Phenolic yeast aromas, light floral, light grass and grain. light body, grainy tannic grassy light bitterness, crisp finish and lightly tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1797) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle- Pours A hazy golden color with a huge thick head that fades quite slowly to lots of lacing. Aroma of fresh grain, some malt sweetness and bit of citrus in the background. taste is fairly mild with a bit of citrus then a mixture of wheat and malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, crisp, smooth and somewhat refreshing. Decent balance. Not a great witbier but still enjoyable. Not a bad example of the style.

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