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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Redhook Blonde combines the best attributes of a flavorful golden ale with the refreshing qualities of a lager. The ale is brewed with three different malts and two hop varietals. Lightly roasted barley and a touch of wheat, combined with an ample portion of hops, creates a truly crowd pleasing beer . Redhook Blonde pairs well with medium flavored foods such as fish, nachos or salad. Available year round.

Style: Golden Ale
ABV:5.3
Malts: Pale, Wheat, Caramel, Carapils, Munich, Vienne
Hops: Willamette, Saaz
Color SRM: 7.4
Bitterness Units: 24 IBU
Original Gravity:12.8


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours a pale gold color with a small frothy white head. The nose is scant, featuring a little pale malt and perhaps a touch of spicy and floral hops. The flavor is very light with a bit of pale malt sweetness, a bit of grass, and an odd tang I can’t quite place. What really comes across is the agressive carbonation and dryness. This one is a bit all over the place and I don’t think I would want to drink it even if it was hot as hell.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Godlen pour with offwhite head. Light Grainy aroma, not very pleasant. Drinkable but far from transcendent. This beer is bland as bland can be, the only saving grace is that it’s slightly refreshing and very drinkable. By subtle hops the mean almost none. Although Redhook is far from my favorite brewery, this is still one of their worst efforts.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Golden brown pour with a light white head. Not much of an aroma. Flavor is somewhat hoppy but smoothe. Goes down pretty smoothe with not much else for flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Nothing special to this one at all. Wet the whistle on a hot summer’s night, but other than that, it was just a small step ahead of most macros. While Redhook is not primo, I have definitely had better from their line. Pass on this one

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
12oz bottle to a pint glass. Decent example of the style, but almost... dumbed down a bit to make it more drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of toasted malt, some fruity hints. Tastes of sweet malt wth some fruity hints. An easy drinking lawnmower beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2009
12 oz. bottle from "build a six" rack at Hy-Vee, Storm Lake, IA. Light ale smell, a golden pilsener color with just a tint of haze. Taste opens with some ale fruitiness. Hop pepper at the top of the lips. Otherwise, it stays a basic beer, just a bit more hearty than a summer lawnmowerbrau. Still, a better version than other beers in this style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Overall Impression: Had this one a bunch of times, usually out of a Redhook sampler pack, it’s an alright example of the Blonde style. Flavors are fairly muted, thin, and light, if that’s your cup-of-tea, you’ll probably enjoy this one more then I do.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (790) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
bottle. Poured clear gold with thin white head. Light sweet, corn aroma. Sweet and malty flavour with a hint of citrus. Light clean mouthfeel, not over carbonated. Very faint metallic dry finish. My first Red Hook and I liked it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (4163) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2009
Pours pale gold into a shaker. Bright white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sweet roasted malt aromas. Sweet and sour thin wheat and malt upfront. Dry medium length hop finish.


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