Brewed by Northampton Brewing (Picaroons)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Fredericton, Canada


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our Blonde Ale is the result of simple brewing techniques and quality ingredients; Maris Otter barley, West Coast hops, and Ringwood yeast, creating subtle yet complex flavours in a sociable pale ale.

AaronBouchard's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, - JUN 2, 2010
500ml bottle. I purchased this beer thinking it was a British import only to find it was from a small brewery not far away in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I went to the Picaroons website and I was highly impressed as every day has a log book per batch with all the notes on the status of that particular batch with all the details. How cool!. My batch was 1124 brewed by Jordan Trethewey. Nice firm head on pour with natural gold hue body. Aroma a little soapy. Not too harsh for a micro with some citrus notes to it. Fresh and pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (327) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Hazy golden color with a low amount of activity. Faint foamy white 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, making faint legs. Flavors of caramel, roasted grains, buttery, faint lemon, scotch, toffee, a hint floral, noble spices.Slick full body with prickly zesty carbonation. Light to medium strength finish with a lingering roasted grains sweetness with a dash of caramel, and a citrusy tongue feel. Very nice roasted feel with delicious burnt sugars. Balanced sharpness coupled with pleasant sugars. Feels bready and like butterscotch, cookies and a little grassy. Overall very good craft with great freshness and quality ingredients. Tasty flavors and a nice body. Well rounded and intensified ideal summer ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (782) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
500ml bottle. Nose is toffee and light floral hop. Flavour is light+ sweet toffee with minimal bitterness. Medium creamy mouth with average carbonation. Fairly one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (4138) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
500ml bottle Golden pour, big, frothy white head. Ok cereals, no hops. Bready, slightly yeasty, medium bitterness. Meh, run of the mill blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3073) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Thanks to my friend Nic for bringing this back from his trip at the brewery. Pours a slight hazy golden-amber colour with a big frothy warm-yellow cap with good retention and lacing. Apple-like aromas from the malt with spicy notes and very mild honey. The taste is a mix of the apples with the mild grass from the hops. Quite a nice blonde ale that has loads of apples, but not on the sweet-side and definitely not cider. Not sure if this is from the fact that it is old, but I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Where and how: bottle
Aroma soapy hop front, mild sweetness, not much depth to it.
Appearance :
Top: lasting mid top.
Base: hazy amber.
Palate : medium-lighter bodied.
Taste: plain , malty sweetness, touch of lemongrass.
other notes simple and forgettable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Pours yellow-orange, little head but okay lacing. Some spice in the aroma, but I lose it on the taste. Citrus, some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (1648) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Aroma of malt, sour dough and spoiled fruit. Clear caramel color not much head. Taste of sour fruit, and malt. Watery feel with a malt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike5326 (1617) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Rotten fruit smell. Medium body with a corn syrup flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3780) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from the brewery store on Queen st. Pours a deep golden color with a decent sized off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aromas of bready malt with hints of toffee and butter with a bit of floral spicy hop to counter. The flavor is malty sweet with bits of toffee and caramel. Light earthy hop flavor to counter. Medium body and level of carbonation. Decent enough blonde ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (941) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from NB Liquor (Saint-Antoine). Pours a golden colour with large white head. Aroma is hops, spices, malts. Taste is hops, bread.

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