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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!


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 (8851) - 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 (3338) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akoeninger (525) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Golden with white head. Awesome noble hop aroma with hints of lemon and crackers. Taste is solid hops spice, crackers and slight fruitiness. Medium body and slightly fizzy. This is an awesome pilsner ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9241) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (502) - - AUG 30, 2014
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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared by beerman6686. Pours a clean clear straight yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, grape skins, hay. Taste is light sweetness with a crisp finish. One of the best pilseners I have ever had. Awesome stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfroms (462) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3218) - 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.


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