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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (20866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden color, pretty much flat. Aroma of raw bread. Taste is bready, light bitterness.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13823) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours gold with a creamy white head. Aroma suggests a wit, sort of. Med body. Flavor is sweetish with some citrus. Finishes a bit gummy.
Earlier Rating: 10/10/2010 Total Score: 2.8
Pours gold with a transient tan head. Light citrus aroma. Med body/mod carb. Flavor is mild grain(?) with a little citrus. Light but drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tmoney99 (13239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear pale color with an minimal frothy white head that mostly diminished with minimal lacing. Moderate grain and light hop aroma. Light to medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration. Soft brew.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ratman197 (12938) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lingering rinmg of white bubbles. Aromas of carmel, bread, corn and light spice. alate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, corn and light spice with a crisp finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Draught. Pours dark yellow with a small, fizzy white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, cereal, meal), light hop (herbs), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of apple, sorghum, nutmeg, and pepper. Light bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Man am I glad I do not need a gluten free diet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Grainy, doughy malt aroma with faint hops. The taste is apples, doughy malts and faint sugar. Thin-medium bodied.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Uhh, this beer fails to come close to anything in itís description. It is tour, rotten, and sorghum-infested. Not a good one, in fact a really poor GF beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 23, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear light gold, fine white head
Aroma: light dry pale malt aroma, touch of sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy sweetness, hint of raw sugar, just a hint of bitterness
Overall: just too sweet and bland
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 2/5.0
Drinkability: 3/10
Score: * /4

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle @ home. Golden, yellow appearance with a white head. Lemon, honey malty, straw, hay aroma that isnít all that bad. Juicy Fruit, lemon, light passion fruit, honey, hay, grassy, green apple flavor. Not horrible for a GF but not something I would drink again.


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