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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft sampler pour at Face to Face Beerfest ( f2f.org ): brightest clarity, lightest brass, with mixed bubbles, lacing. Light-bodied. Sweet malt, hints of gravel; crispy & firm finish that dries out with hoppy resin note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours light golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale malts, and light dough and bread notes. Flavor the same with a decent amount of hops for the style. Average texture. A solid blond ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (15537) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at Russian River (I didn’t come 6,000 miles to tick Golden Fucking Blondes - but I had to of course), Santa Rosa, 27/04/14. Pale golden blonde with a moderate off white swirl atop the glass. Nose is orange, citric rind, light florals, bread dough. Taste comprises floral hops, straw, lemon rind, orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lemon bitterness. Ok GB, may benefit from being cask conditioned to work the flavours out a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5840) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Draught @ Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA

Pours clear golden yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, citrus, yeast and spices. Taste is smooth, fruity and citrusy with some yeasty and spicy notes. Finish is sweetish, citrusy and lemony. Quite smooth and sessionable blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1540) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a light golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, honey and malt aroma and flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Mild hop finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
batneil (574) - - 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 (3003) - 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 (1992) - 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 (1788) - 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 (6897) - 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.

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