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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2004
First many thanks to JCapriotti for this bonus beer in our recent trade! Crystal clear sparkling golden ody topped by a beautiful white head that collapses around the edges leaving big sheets of lace and a volcano mound in the middle. The aroma is very grassy only slighlt sweet and is quite simply excellent! The flavor is also quite good, grassy with some citrus components. Mildly sweet, hops are the headliners here. A shockingly good German style pilsner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Pours a clear golden color with a slightly orange hue; frothy white head that retains well and leaves good lacing. Smell is of faint grass, spicy hops, and I get a little lemon and honey in there as well. Biscuity upfront, hints of honeycomb, hops are slightly spicy, but not overdone, a nice lemon zest too. Both body and carbonation are probably around medium levels, but very soft and refreshing on the tongue, quenching your thirst, but encouraging you to take another. Excellent beer; I plan on drinking copious amounts of this over the summer. Updated on July 17, 2007. Original smell was 4.5, taste was 5. Having had this plenty of times, I still rather enjoy it, but prefer Yokel or Edel-Pils to this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7200) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Another solid beer from New Glarus. Tried this with Josh in KC after his trip to WI in 2013. Light yellow and nearly transparent (as long as you don’t get the sediment. Relatively dry with a thicker body than Belgian style blondes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle from Iowaherkeye. Spicy and biscuity aroma, with a rich, toasty flavor that is dry and brisk. Body and carbonation are absolutely perfect, and this beer is monumentally drinkable. Well done!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1163) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle, thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Pours light yellow with a generous white head and tenacious lacing. Lovely mix of hops; mineral, cereal, grain, light lemon/citrus, grass. Hot damn, this beer is sort of perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
355mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours low carbonation clear golden. Denser white head. Soapy lacing. Nose is raw grain, honey, grassy hops, clean malty lager. Taste is snappy, crackery, honey, grassy. Sweeter, clean malty. Very soft and classic malt showcase. Very delicious session lager. Palate is amazing- quenching, soft, dense for the style. Loves ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
12oz. Bottle $6.49 6-Pack 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2007
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!


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