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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Great Crescent Blonde Ale is clear, slightly malty with medium hop aroma and relatively low bitterness and has a somewhat sweet, dry finish. Our Blonde Ale is based on a German Kölsch style beer using British Ale yeast for the fermentation.

This beer was created as an easy-drinking, approachable, malt-oriented craft beer and the style is being produced by many American microbreweries. This style is usually designed as the entry-level craft beer, however Great Crescent Blonde Ale is well appreciated by people who are already familiar with and enjoy many other styles of craft beer.
ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 22.2


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11114) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Can courtesy of shrubber85, thank you sir! Clear pale golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of white pepper, hay. Taste is bitter peppery hay. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Can: Pours clear amber, with a large, foamy, off-white head. Honey, barley malt aroma, soft pretzel... Flavour is grainy, dry bread-heel, a hint of salt. Tasty, but an odd, dry-dusty feel to it. Darker and richer than a typical blonde...(ale, that is)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
16 oz can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and grainy. Tastes like it smells, but with some light hop notes as well. Average on the palate. An okay easy drinker.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jakebergs (13) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Golden and opaque. Great fruity nose smells like green apples. Nice malty/grainy flavor with a touch of sourness in the finish. Recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Alright, I had it as part of the on tap "Flight" sampler selection at Brewriver GastroPub - It’s a yellow, high white headed blonde ale that is very drinkable and repeatable, but I found it lacking in body and it’s just not my favored type of beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rondphoto (1929) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Araoma of orange and malt. Hazy orange color with a thick creamy head and foamy lace. The taste is hard to follow - begins with citrus and malt, then turns sour, taking that late into the finish when citrus returns. Different, but not particularly palatable. Not recommended.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (6307) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
16oz can. Big foamy white head, that fizzes loudly. Surprisingly amber / orange colored. Hazy body. Some lace. Weird tangy metallic taste. Aroma of over-ripe oranges and wet pennies. Weird bite to this. Smooth texture to the stronger carbonation, more dry finish, but some stickiness in the aftertaste. Some zesty sweetness. Light funkiness. Disappointed

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Aroma - What aroma? Seriously, I am only getting a very faint biscuity smell. My nose actually took an accidental dip in this because I had it buried in the glass trying to get a smell. Appearance - Clear, yellow, thin. Looks like a Budweiser sans carbonation when pouring out of the can. Thin white head that dissipated immediately. When held up to the light, appears a light orange-ish yellow color. Taste - Slight malty taste, a bit of cereal, a bit of honey, a little bitter and a little sweet at the same time. Not much of anything strong. Absolutely no lacing on the glass. Palate - Low carbonation, kind of thin. Kind of like a lager but without the carbonation. Overall - Pretty low showing for a blonde ale. I really expected stronger fruit smell and taste. Great Crescent is a great brewery with some amazing other beers! It’s just this one turns out to be a bit of a disappointment.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Draft sample at BrewRiver. Poured a hazy amber color with a moderate fizzy off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Medium malty and hop aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth drinkable brew.
Earlier Rating: 12/5/2008 Total Score: 3.1
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured a hazy amber color with a moderate fizzy off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Medium malty and hop aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth drinkable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluejacket74 (1304) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2012
16 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a small off-white head that went away pretty quickly. Not much lacing. The aroma is weak, the brew smells like bready and sweet malt, and a bit of honey. Taste is similar to the aroma, but I can also taste some herbal hops. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. For the most part it’s an average overall brew. Worth a try if you can get a single can like I did, but I wouldn’t buy a 4 pack of this.


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