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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
batneil (430) - - APR 13, 2014
Clear light golden colour with visible fizz. Bit too fizzy when just poured. Slightly hoppy with taste of grapefruit. (K)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap @ RR! Beautiful 10 karat pour with a tightly managed ivory foam. Ample carbonation percolating up from the bottom of the glass. Nice acidic notes, floral bouquet, light cracker/bread addition, and even some green leafy qualities. Distinctive for the style and rather enjoyed it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap @ RR. Golden blonde with a white head. Notes of floral hops, sweet orange peel, lemon, and crackers. Light bodied and light taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1654) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
On tap as part of a sampler at the brewpub. pours light golden with a creamy white head. the nose is light citrus and peach notes, very fruity, with some accompanying hay aroma. Flavor is light with hay, grass, light citrus, and a wheat-like finish that is just a tad dirty. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, easy going. Very easy drinking beer that is worth sucking down on a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the Brewpub in February 2014. Clear light golden/yellow with a small white head. Quite light with floral notes, some yeast, hay and bread. Nothing special with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1660) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours clear golden with little head. Little aroma, grapefruit is. Taste is nice blonde, some hops. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1856) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
From sampler at the brewery. Very pale yellow. Aroma is chalky, citrusy. Taste is citrusy, dry. Good for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dr_Fellini (719) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Extremely clear and light yellow in color with a white head. Light dry Belgian yeast in the nose. Dry in flavor with a mild sweetness. Extremely light in body. Not too tasty overall. Only bad one I’ve had so far from Russian river.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6744) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft - sour grapefruit and lemon. Pale gold with a thin white head. Light grapefruit, grass and a light bitterness. Not as sweet as expected, a great refreshing interpretation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
On tap @ Russian River. Clear straw colored beer with a white head. Floral and white pepper notes on the nose. Light bread and dough, some cracker, and a touch of orange pith. Palate is quite crisp and dry. Light sweetness of dough and bread. Crackery malt, white pepper, and a light grassy, pithy bitterness. Mildly hopped. Pleasant and easy drinking.

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