grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden with a smallish white head. Aroma is grassy and grainy with a hint of lemon. Slightly sweet with more bitterness than I expected.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/17/2007: New Glarus Hometown Blonde pours beautifully into my Warsteiner Pilsner glass. The beer has a clean, golden blonde color and a large, thick, and extremly pale yellow head. The head is lasting and leaves some dense, foamy lacing on the glass. There is also a generous amount of lively carbonation. The aroma is pale malt, slightly sweet, and has some lightly spicy and grassy hops. The flavor is crisp and clean with a welcoming bready maltiness followed by a good amount of spicy, grassy, floral, and lightly citrus hop bitterness. The body is medium which is probably a bit heavier than most traditional Pilsners, but it works really well with this beer providing a smooth, near creamy texture. Overall this is an impressive Pils that I could drink one after another all day long and enjoy from begining to end!
12 oz bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark!
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, likght copper color with a medium head. Quite a hoppy aroma with strong grains. Strong, toasted malt and raw grain flavor. Some unexpected citrus towards the finish. Very interesting.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, yellow color. Smell of yeast, some hops, roasted malt, citrus and bread. Taste of lemon, toasted malt, hops, minor alcohol, grass and sugar. Nice summer beer!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light Amber Color with White Head. Sweet Malty Grains and Light Fruit on the Nose. Carbonated. Light and Creamy Mouthfeel. Sweet Grains and Nice Balanced Bitterness. Bittersweet Lightly Dry Ending. Subtle Citrus Notes Poke Througout.. Very Well Made Pilsener.. The Rare Beer That Every Man Could Sit at the Bar and Enjoy.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of Monger. Thanks, James! Pours a clear, honey-orange color; fluffy whitish head with great retention and lacing. Nice mineral and citrus aroma; hints of lime. Lively carbonation. Medium mouthfeel, showing some citrus hop bitterness surrounding a light, mineral and wet-malt core; very drinkable. Medium, earthy and citrus hop finish.
tkhans (50) - Bangor, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smeels good looks good and It seems to have an ok taste on the first sip but an overpowering bitter hop taste gradually did me in, a little overboard Daniel, but I’m still a fan of your brewery.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Move over Victory Prima Pils, there’s a new sheriff in town. The body is a clean golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is awesome. Clean Saaz and Tettninger hops with crisp corn grains. The flavor is nicely grainy with lots of sweet barley and corn with lots of fresh Saaz and Tettninger hops. Crisp, refreshing, and it’s a perfect summer beer! Nicely bitter on the palate. A great pilsener!
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear copper body with minimal white head..basic macro aroma that is very bready and grassy..sour, heavily grassed flavor that is altogether too earthy..this beer would bode well with hippies i am sure
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roy’s Market New Glarus
Home Town Blonde is one impressive looking beer. Absolutely glows like a gold bar with plenty of large carbonation bubbles rising to the 3 finger white heaed that formed on the pour. The head eventually fades to a half finger cap that leaves decent lacing. If the lacing was slightly better this beer would get a perfect rating.
Extremely refreshing aromas come from this beer. There’s a very light pale base that has a touch of caramel mixed in there. The showcase is the use of hops. According to the bottle 4 varities were used. A very refreshing light grassy hop aroma hits the nose first but is quickly followed by a couple squeezes of lemon juice. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again "very refreshing".
Much like the aroma biscuity malts start things off and always float around in the background but the showcase is hops. Grassy hops show up almost immediately and give a pleasant mild bitterness mid palate. The citrus (lemon) shows itself toward the end and goes nicely hand in hand with the grassiness. Finishes mostly grassy but as I sit the lemon tartness comes around again. Probably my favorite all time Pilsner.
Mouthfeel is medium light and airy toward the back of the tongue. Mild bitterness along the sides and back of tongue that lingers and make this beer so enjoyable.
Fantastic drinkability! This is a non-stop all day long drinker.
My favorite pilsner and one of my new favorite summer quaffs. In my opinion this should be a year round offering. I never thought I would rate a pilsner this high but this beer is so good and refreshing for style it deserves every bit of praise it will ever recieve.