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Embrace a classic! Home Town Blonde is an old world style pilsner, assertively hopped with four premium hop varieties. Tettninger, Saaz, Styrian Golding and Strisselspalt varieties all grace this German-style brew with the complex character you enjoy in a classic pilsner. Expect to pour an elegant blonde glass of beer, crowned with a rich head of foam that resonates with our chorus of hops. Although delicate in appearance, our Hometown Blonde has a backbone, but of course that’s no surprise in Wisconsin. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (344) - Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Pours slightly hazy gold. Slight white head. Aroma is grassy hops. Slightly heavier body than i expected. Its got a pilsner taste on the malt side, and a decent hop bite of pine, and a little bit of citrus. Very crisp and refreshing. Pretty good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (682) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours a clear, pale golden yellow. Smallish head. Grassy, floral aromas. Flavor is very typical of a good German pilsner. Flavor is very grassy, with some resinous notes. Very clean finish and mouthfeel. This is a great example of a pilsner--as with most styles Dan takes on, he delivers nothing but a sterling example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (1033) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Light golden color with a 2 finger head that hands around for a while. Slight lacing. Aroma is refreshingly light. A little grain with faint hops. Mouth is thin but the taste is pretty solid. Very easy drinking and better than most German Pilseners out there. Grain dominates the taste with a faint bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado.Not a favorite style, light wheat scent, sweet banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1454) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Yellow pour with a small white head. Earth, dough, cereal grain, some yeast notes, and just a touch of hay. Clean finish, crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Dark, clear golden, with very generous head. Aromas of straw, pine, hops. Fresh, crisp, clean taste. Very mild bitterness, with slight astringent taste. Some spice & herbs also present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (834) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Home Town Blonde is the newest addition to the New Glarus family debuting in the late summer of 2012. As of now it is listed as a limited production, but perhaps with gaining popularity, we will see it again in 2013. It pours a clear light amber color with bubbly head giving off that great, authentic pilsner taste. The scent is rather mild with the use of 4 different hops. Overall, it is a very inviting aroma. Upon my first sip, I could not have guessed I was drinking a pilsner made in Wisconsin and not from Germany. The taste is light, refreshing and slightly fruity. The ingredients compliment each other so well it is difficult to pick out specific ingredients. Finishes with and ever so slight crisp and bitter after taste. There is nothing better than waking up and finding out there is a new New Glarus beer on the market. This is a great, unique add to their already stellar line up of brews. I’m sure not many will find this to be their new favorite, but it is a nice transition from Totally Naked to Home Town Blonde. In the German tradition, here’s Prost!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours a clear light golden color with a finger sized head of pure white foam. Nose is hoppy. Very creamy on the palate, the taste is of bread, grain and hops. Most notable for its creaminess, this blond pilsner can be paired with deli sandwiches, snacks or light cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle from Woodman’s in the Falls. Pours a very clear dark gold with some of a white head. Aroma has sweet malt, straw, light fruits. Taste is of sweet honey, light biscuit, some fruitiness and some yeast. FInishes quickly and quite dry with some sweetness. Easy and fairly tasty drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1192) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2012
(bottle) Pours a completely clear gold color with a medium white head that retains and leaves good lacing. Looks like lively carbonation as well. The aroma is solid, but a tad muted, with some bread and cracker scents, floral and faintly spicy hops, honey nut cheerios, and musty lager yeast. The flavor is even better, with a large amount of honey spread over bread, crackery malt, and a finish that is pretty crisp and lightly minerally before yielding to an abundant amount of spicy hops. Lingering cracker on the finish too, but it could be a bit drier, although that’s a minor complaint. Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is lively. Overall I don’t encounter too many solid pilsners, but this one was excellent. I’m not surprised considering the source, and it looks like I may have to procure a case of this.

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