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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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!


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pch49 (4) - Alabama, USA - JAN 9, 2013
12 oz bottle - pours lemon yellow. Thin head, aroma lemon and hops. Nice full body - good balance, nice use of hops. Another winner from New Glarus.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3079) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/12/2014. Pours fairly clear bright golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly dry finish, but not overly dry. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an excellent German pilsener style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6579) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3/8/15. 12oz bottle thanks to my in-laws! Golden pour with a nice off-white head, good lacing. Doughy aroma, grassy, citrus. Nice flavor, doughy pale malts, citrus, grassy. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Light lemon, barley malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with giant white head. Tangy sweet lemon, barley malt and mildly bitter grass hops flavor. Nice body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesonpatz (23) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Brew smells grassy, a little citrusy, with plenty of hop aroma present. Brew has a full, yellow color with just a little bit of haziness and rendered a white 1-inch head made up of fine bubbles--looks quite lush. Taste is grassy and citrusy at the beginning of the sip. The middle of the sip revealed that the brew has a pretty full malt profile and some floral notes! Then you’re left with that perfect bitter and crisp finish. For a Pilsner, the body of the beer is quite ample, but still very refreshing. The mouthfeel has that nice bite of carbonation that doesn’t stick with you too long so you can actually taste the beer. I’ve tasted a few really good pilsners before, but this one tops my personal list. What a great brew! "Never turn your back on your beer."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, pine and grain. Taste is sweet malts and grain. Just a hint of bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4455) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a tall, just-off-white head. Grains, grass, lemon-honey aroma. Taste is grassy, bitter-sweet grains...... A great example of a classic American Pils. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1755) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Color is clear light yellow thin head. Aroma of corn, hops, grass. Taste follows crisp and light

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 ounce bottle courtesy of AWISLguy, opened 10/16/14. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a thin creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of grassy, herbal hops, bright citrus, lemon peel, grainy malt. The taste is grassy hops, bready malt, mild dough and toast, hints of apple. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness, good balance. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfroms (442) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle traded by kalthaus223, cheers! Pours a clear pale chardonnay color with very small head that fades to a ring of white bubbles. Aroma is awesome fresh pils: lightly toasted grain, dough, citrus peel, earthy/spicy/grassy hops, biscuity malt, soft rose petals, sweet honey. Taste is gulpable pale doughy malts and faint orange juice with a little lemon-lime character, honey, and earthy hops. Medium carbonation. My glass is emptying quickly. In the vein of great American pilsners like Prima but softer and sweeter. Very tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
A large, off-white head with fair lacing. Aromas of bubble gum and vanilla (pleasant). A rather light body, with a creamy texture. Moderate sweetness.


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