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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light and refreshing, our Blonde Ale offers bright notes of honey and a subtle floral aroma with a crisp, clean finish.
Gluten Free Blonde Ale beer
Ingredients Sorghum, Brown Rice, Orange Peel, Yucca Extract, Hops, and Yeast
Hops Sterling
ABV 5.0%
IBU 15
Food Pairings Given the Blonde Aleís more straight-forward taste profile, lighter foods pair best. Try: light, nutty cheeses (such as Monterey Jack); grilled chicken, salmon, or bratwurst; fish or shrimp tacos; anything with citrus. Awards 2012 World Beer Championships: Gold/90 pts

Note: From 2010 to early 2013 known as Tread Lightly.


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Better than i expected from a gluten free beer. New Planet is one of the best gluten free varieties I have had. Slight sweet/orange body with yeasty finish

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a very light yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is mainly grains (sorghum- I am guessing) and a heavy dose of green apple. The taste is of bland sweet grains, more apple, paper, hints of Band Aid. Very thin. Poor, even for a gluten free beer.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (9387) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Super clear and pale yellow pour with almost no head. Aroma of sour apple. Someone else said it smells like sake - I get that too. Very light palate, medium carbonation. Taste is apple and pils malts. This just isnít very good at all.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Clear golden color/ no head. Big melon fruit, alcohol aromas--smells like sake. medium body. Sickly sweet corn syrup, rice pudding flavors--godawful shit

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes a clear gold with a tiny white head. Aroma of citrus and grain. Taste is malt, citrus and grain. Drinkable.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
10/24/11. 12oz bottle. Super clear golden pour with a fizzy white head thatís gone fast. Weird dusty, fruity aroma of green apple and berries, but not in a good way. Slightly tart apple flavor at first followed by dirty mop water. Terrible.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
The aroma is rather watery but there is sweet sorghum and grassy hops. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a medicinal aftertaste but overall not horrid. The palate is thin but smooth. Overall a drinkable alternative for the gluten free crowd.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle 9/30/10). Clear gold color. Small white head. Light citrus aroma, with light sweetness. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
popery (1941) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Not the worst gluten free beer but not worth buying, either. The beer pours pale gold and headless. If I didnít know this was a beer, I would call it a cider based on the aroma. Itís all sour apples with a hint of lemony citrus. Thereís also a bit of gummy sorghum sweetness under the surface. It doesnít taste quite as much like cider, though thatís not really a positive. Thereís just very little flavor. A touch of that oddball sorghum sweetness and a mild sour/bitter twang in the finish are pretty much all that Iím getting. Itís more like soda water with dollops of cider and sorghum syrup. There might be a very light touch of hops, but itís hard to tell. The mouthfeel starts almost alright, but it quickly fades into a watery, fizzy mess. Thereís also a touch of booze and that sorghum flavor sticks around unpleasantly in the corners of my mouth. This beer is a definite pass, gluten sensitivity or no. Itís too watery and lacks beer flavor. Really, it tastes like watered down cheap cider. There are better gluten free beers and much, much better ciders.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with no head to speak of. S: A mild pepper note as well as some "malt", rice, and cardboard. Thereís definitely some apple and crappy tofu aroma. A little bit of soap and water in there, too. T: Apples and water, soap, and more of the wonderful crappy tofu character. Thereís plenty of wet cardboard with a mild sweetness and a general sense of blandness. M: Light and watery with a medium level of carbonation. O: Rather crappy; just like all the gluten free beers Iíve had.


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