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RATINGS: 226   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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1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (117) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1568) - 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 (8779) - 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 (322) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akoeninger (477) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
This poured a nice golden color with a white head. Aroma was of noble.hops, light cracker, grape skin sweetness. Flavor was nice moderate spicey hop but, followed by a short grapey and crackery swallow. Super dry and an.awesome pils.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Clear golden color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lace. Aroma of grassy hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, toasted malt and fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3663) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1718) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (832) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Smells of malt and hops. Very good flavor for a pilsner ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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