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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
12 oz bottle from the Hilltop Brewery (New Glarus, WI). Glad to see this back around as the last time it was out, I was fresher into beer. Pours a richer golden hue, just a kiss of haze, darker golden pour stark glow throughout is pretty. Well carbonted with a cakey loose offwhite head, stays as a small layer, laces small. Lively carbonated, good colors. Aromas are a bit spicy, mellow dry straw and bready malts, grainy dryness, some mellow earthy hops are moderate in strength. Spicy earthy hops give some nice peppery play on the nose. Florals, grass, gentle Pils malts and yeast. Initial is light bodied, clean and dry up front, mellow bready and straw flavors, some crackers, gentle cereal malts. Crisp, clean with touches of fruit as we move into the middle. Gentle apple, a touch of lemon, as the backend cleans up for. Decent to medium dryness, earthy hops. Grass, gentle yet inviting spicy earthy hops into the backend. Nice dryness, crisp cereal and clean qualities. Light overall, quite a summer drinker with some ok hop character, spice, clean malt profile. This beer has "Drewbeerme" written all over it. Really nice fresh summer drinker, clean and light. Pretty glow, lively carbonation and a head that really lingers. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear golden, visible carbonation, modest fine bubbled white head in this glass ; it retains on the average side, with some light lacing. The nose is grassy, lemon, biscuits... this one is a very nice drinker, though. It feels a little light as far as mouthfeel goes.... The finish has a touch of cream. The flavor profile emulates the nose, but perhaps in a more subdued way. Overall a great pils

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a awesome soapy white head that slowly fades to a sticky lacing and film. Aroma is grass malt and earthy hops. Taste is subtle citrus and lemongrass grain and malt with a nice bitterness of hops throughout. Palate is thin with a fizzy dry finish. Awesome summer brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5033) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12oz bottle. Pale yellow tan body, highly filtered and transparent. Steady thin white head. Classic Pils taste, respectably hopped..a touch flowery, peppery. Straightforward clean malt body. Very well balanced, with a dry finish. Classic noble hop flavors. Really quite well done.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1771) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Clear, brilliant gold with giant white head. Spicy/woody-herbal noble hops with some sweet pilsner malt. Flavor is crisp pilsner malt the fades to a moderate citrus and pine bitterness. Bitter finish with some malt and graham cracker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Fresh bottle from the Brewery before it hit store shelves. I am glad to have tried this one as I missed out on the old style. Not my go to style of beer but light and refreshing. Would have liked to have this during the heat wave, but still not too bad.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
christopherw34 (5) - - AUG 17, 2012 does not count
Opened a 12 oz. bottle and poured into the proper pilsener glass. Upon bringing the glass to my nose, this pilsener noticeably bursts with noble hop aroma, and holds a fluffy, foamy, white head with a golden appearance. Unlike Two Women lager, this pilsener’s taste is not as acidic, and has a sweeter body and taste; a bit more towards the German style pilsener, but not as sweet as a traditional munich helles. I assume this is due to the mash water ph. In addition to the slightly sweet body, this pilsener has a quite spicy and complex hop bitterness that lingers on the palate. Don’t expect some big, palate abusing beer in Hometown Blonde. However, for the style, New Glarus hit the nail on the head like always.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3707) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Straw golden pour with a thick, white head. Aroma of fresh dough, pils malt, mild leafy hops. Flavor has a mild bread and dough sweetness with some crisp hop notes. Notes of pils malt and spicy german hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Solid little pilsner here from New Glarus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 A great little pilsener. The hop selection is a bit more experimental but it is great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1243) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12oz bottle, 2012 release, purchased at the Hilltop Brewery in New Glarus. Pours a crystal clear, bright yellow color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is malt, bread, some grassy hops. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, pine, grass, cereal, bread, a little nutty maybe, with a light bitter finish. A very tasty pilsner. I will probably drink quite a few of these this fall.


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