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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Not much flavor. Good for a blond. Nice clean finish. Could drink this all day........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Rating note from our n.california trip. On tap at the brewery. Grainy grass aroma. Typical pale ale tastes - light citrus - grain - slight tinny quality. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Part of the large sampler I had. Yellow with a white head. Light aroma. Citrus and milt, decent lighter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
A - Served a clear bright copper-orange color with a thin ring of white head around the top. The head fades down quickly but leaves behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of light sweet malts with a touch of honey sweetness and some spice. There is also a touch of hops and floral elements mixed in as well. T - Starts off with a mix of light citrus hops and some sweetness from both the caramel malts and the honey. Through the middle, some more hops as well as some light spices come through. The finish is a mix of citrus and earthy hops and a touch of bitterness alongside the sweetness from that malts. M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer felt very smooth and crisp without being watery or too thin. D - Very drinkable. The balance between all of the various flavors here is very nice with out feeling empty or muddled. It is a great approachable beer for new craft beer drinkers as well as a great way to start off the night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draft at RR... Really light straw, clear, almost pissy, light off white head... Really dead nose, light citrus... Taste is really herbal and lemon, big bitter bite you’re not expecting, but still on the lighter and boring side... Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
On tap at the brew pub, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear straw with a moderate white head. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of lace. On the nose, there are soft citric hops, pale malts, and flowers. The aroma is surprisingly IPA-like. The flavour is much smaller than expected from the aroma: lightly sweet, acidic and bitter, it becomes moderately bitter towards the end. The finish is average in length with lots of pale malts and subtle Cascade-esque hops. On the palate, it is light in body, with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an interesting ale that has an IPA-like aroma and the body of a pale golden ale. The nose led me to expect more from the body. 2011-06-09

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Clear golden pour. Fruity cereal nose, with cornflakes and greenery. Bitter and somewhat astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2011
sample from Russian River Brewpub. Color is light yellow with a white head. Aroma is clean with a little bit of spice. Taste is clean as well, with notes of citrus and some mild spiciness from the hops. Well balanced with the malts. Palate is light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a good "light" beer from RR.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at RR. Hey it’s a blonde beer, errr pilsner. What can I say, my chick loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
draft @ RR, Santa Rosa, CA. Pale yellow colored pour. Light aroma, light citrus, grainy, light weediness. Sessionable but average

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