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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
On-tap at the brewpub. Pours light amber with a fluffy white head, lots of spider web lace. Smells mellow grassy hoppy with a nice malt backbone. Tastes surprisingly hoppy, grassy, earthy and mellow. Not too bitter at all, sweet and cereal malty. Medium body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2180) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
On tap at the brewpub during the RR 4th anniversary. Pours a clear gold color with a sticky white head. Aroma is soft and citric. Flavor is lightly grainy with a lemony zing and a hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is semi-dry and the drinkability is off the charts. One of the most refreshing beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Light yellow with white head. Crisp and soft with average flavors of yeast, citrus and fruits cmoing though. Pales in comparison to the others on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Probably the most passive beer we tasted in their sampler at the brewery. Yellow and fizzy, yet packs a solid backbone of flavor as well. Not much there, but this would probably stand up as a refreshing summer thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1290) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2008
Admittedly it’s difficult to rate this beer next to all the other RRs. It’s a good crisp Blonde, but it pales a bit standing against those Belgians and IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 9, 2008
Drank it on tap at the brewery. Pours a very light golden color. Very nice malt flavor.

   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 (3359) - 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.

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