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RATINGS: 210   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!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (1725) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear and pale yellow. Flavor is a classic pilsener that doesn’t have any real distinguishing characteristics. Not bad, but boring.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Sparkling gold with a medium frothy head. Malt hop aroma. Pleasantly dry and bitter with a hint of lemon.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
clear copper body with minimal white head..basic macro aroma that is very bready and grassy..sour, heavily grassed flavor that is altogether too earthy..this beer would bode well with hippies i am sure

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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2007
12 oz bottle aroma was was like a can version of beer. Aluminum, bitter, corn. Golden body good head left lace on upper portion on pint glass from pour. Flavor was just like any orinary beer nothing to say hey this flavor or aroma makes me want another. Have had muh worse so don’t be affraid to try it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tkhans (50) - Bangor, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Smeels good looks good and It seems to have an ok taste on the first sip but an overpowering bitter hop taste gradually did me in, a little overboard Daniel, but I’m still a fan of your brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
12-oz. Thank you, MrFacto! Pours a crystal clear light amber or dark straw with a thin film of white atop. Sour vegetal DMS happening on the nose...I seem to be a magnet for this this evening. Fizzy, medium attack. Crackery, yeasty mid-palate. Sourish finish. Pretty surprised this is an NG beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
Date: 03/15/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy dark yellow, frothy off white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: skunky malt aroma with light spicy hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light balancing hops, hint of wood pussy,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2004
not really to my liking. Pale yellow without any real lasting head. no real flavor to speak of except for an odd aftertaste that I can really put my finger on

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (104) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Bottle. A seasonal brew. This is my favorite of the New Glarus beers. It is a decent pilsener, but the color is too dark due to the use of caramel malts which do not belong here and the aroma and flavor of hops is too strong. This is not an "old world style pilsner" as it says in the description, rather an American micro-pils, along the lines of Samuel Adam´s nobel pils. The hops taste "green" because of dry hopping which you would never find in a German pils. New Glarus has all the tools to make really great beer, but never gets there.


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