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RATINGS: 234   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4032) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a clear light gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, grass, and spice. Taste is malt, grass, citrus, spice, and yeast. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
12 oz bottle from iowaherkeye! Nose of grain and light grassy hops; hazy urine yellow with a medium yellow-tinged head; flavor of light hop bitterness, and a bit of grainy yeast! Pretty good pils!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 bottle. pours clear golden with white head. nose of cereal, wet grains, noble hops. flavor is crips, refreshing, wet grains, oats, biscuit. a nice refreshing pils. 3.3 8/17/12, bottle. Spicy floral aromas, crisp spicy flavors. Clean simple perfect classic pils. Wish I bought more. 3.7

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2004
I thought this was really good. Really, this is a style that doesn’t get much respect--"blonde" often stands in for a brewpub or microbrewery’s least offensive beer intended for the masses. But in the hands of New Glarus it is a very subtle, sensitive beer. Pouring a clear yellow with a rich white head--as advertised--the aroma is very fresh, with little of the stale grass notes often found. A few citrus notes complement a very gentle hop touch, with a restrained bitterness that lets you know it is in a German style. Nice enough carbonation (nothing to distinguish it, however, though that is a commentary on the style rather than the brewing). I could drink this one on a regular basis, and I virtually never say that about pilseners. Well done, New Glarus!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle at home. Bright yellow and clear with a tony ring of white head. Has a grassy, straw, lemon aroma. Mild hops, lemon/fruits, flowers. Very good for a blonde - one of the better of this style I’ve had

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Clear banana yellow out of the bottle with a foamy white head that left good lace. Clean, almost lemon citrus nose. Nice soft malt sweetness with smooth mouthfeel. Hints of lemon and berry with a strong hop finish. Very enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3655) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark golden color. Head was bubbly and white with good retention and lacing. Aroma was of grassy hops and green vegetables. Delicately sweet up front with mild hop bitterness and a crisp, clean finish. Light noble hop flavor without much malt backbone. Okay beer, but a certainly overrated the day I entered it (80th percentile). Maybe its better on tap.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3534) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is herbal and hoppy with some light crisp malt. Reminds me a bit of weedwacking in the best possible way.

The flavor is very herbal, very hoppy, clean and well defined malt character with some mild honey and a good crispness, just a mild doughy sweetness shows through. The beer has a pretty high bitterness level for a "typical" pilsner.

I love beers like this one; it’s a pity I didn’t buy a case.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3474) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear, sparkling gold with a small, oat-colored, puff of head. Doughy nose with lemon. Medium body but full for a pilsener. Begins with some coppery tang then dough, apple and lemon pith. Pleasant bready drying with hints of orange peel.


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