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Aud Blonde may be the lightest colored beer we have ever brewed at Russian River Brewing Company, but don't be fooled into thinking that this beer is light in flavor. It has a refined characteristic, which can be contributed to us blending pilsner malt with a unique hop called crystal. The distinctive characteristic of the crystal hop lends a citrus, almost eucalyptus quality in the aroma and mouth feel of the brew, while leaving the beer with a long dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
This is a very nice, complex, very flavourful, yet light and refreshing beer. It is gold, with slow, steady, constant, even streams of bubbles and a medium, but lasting, creamy white head that leaves lots of rich, even lace. It smells of fruit, grain, crackers, with hints of citrus, yeast, and herbs. The taste is simlar, with a distinct fruity quality, plenty of lightly toasted grain, citrus, crackers, a hint of yeast and herbs. It is lightly sweet and bitter with great balance and a light sour hint added in. Although light, it is full of a lot of wonderful flavours and it is very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
1/3/08 with BikesandBeer, 9th Brewery of the trip, 2nd of the Day. Finally got to come here. Pours gold with a bright white ring head. Nose is light and hoppy. Taste is sweet light and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
On tap at Russian River - Golden color with a light head. Aroma is a bit malty, a bit citrusy, and a tad yeasty. Flavor is light and malty with some light citrus and assorted sweet fruits, subtle hops, and a clean finish. Not bad/

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
On tap at Russian River. Light golden-yellow color with a thin, quickly disappearing head. Light malty aroma with a bit of spiciness, citrus, and some yeast. Flavors were very sugary and malty with a lot of witbier-like spiciness with a touch of hops coming through toward the finish. A nice balance of soft sticky sweetness and clean dry bitterness. Damn good, it seems Russian River can do no wrong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hapjydeuce (931) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
On tap at Russian River brewery. For some reason this beer did not agree with my taste. I found that the lighter color and appearance did, in fact, correlate strongly with a lighter flavor. Clear champagne gold color with some sparkling carbonation. I could barely detect any aromas of hops, mostly just the pilsner malt notes taking over. Weak and watered-down flavor, just some citrus and hops playing around at the finish, and no character to the palate. Nothing much else for me to say here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1376) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Draft. A light blonde ale with a white fluffy head. Citrus and spice aromas, banana, eucalyptus, mild finish. Quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2350) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Hazy golden. Aroma is bread, lighter fruits, grain, fairly typical but clean at the same time. Medium to light body, VERY drinkable. Enjoyable for a blond but it’s still a blond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3341) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Got this on tap at the Brewpub. Came in a pint glass and was clear yellow minimal head. Nose of flowery hops and mild malts. Good clean mouthfeel. Nice flavors with hops sort of like a pils. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2372) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2007
On tap at the Brewpub. Clear ligt yellow with a fine creamy white head. Light pale malt aroma a litte papery. Flavor is a soft wheaty light malt with a bit more bitterness at the end than I expected. Light and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
On tap @ the brewery. Hop and citrus nose, and a strong pilsner flavor. I am not a pilsner fan, so I guess this was not a good match to begin with. Won’t try again.

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