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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010
On tap at brewery: Pale hued but not pale on flavor. Great lace. Crisp texture. Flavors of crackers and grains blended nicely with citrus and herbs. Finished with a healthy amount of bitterness and some dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Draught at Russian River. Very light blonde ale. Low ABV. Taste is nice and somewhat citrus. Not as intense as I expected. I guess that’s the problem with reputation’s bending. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yumyum (210) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2009
pleasantly surprised by this beer. I wasn’t expecting much from this style but it was quite good. Nice citrusy nose and flavour. Surprisingly full bodied. nothing to jump up and down over but a very easy drinking and flavourful brew for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Clear, golden in color, with a light white head. The smell is light, malts, floral, and ok. The taste is slightly bland, malts, hops, some floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
A blonde ale with thin white creamy head. A light herbal malt aroma with light British hops. In mouth, a nice classy biscuitty malt with light British hops, pinhey and floral, very good. On tap at brewpub, August 17 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 On tap at the Pizza Port Session Ale fest. Pours with a rocky white head over a hazed golden body with great lace. Aroma is spicy, and herbal hops, with a light melon note, pepper and a trace amount of wheat. Taste is light, bready and slightly metallicy bitter with a grassy and eucalyptus note. Fizzy and dry.

Have since had it at the brewpub, much better expiriance. Lots of citrus hop notes, pepper. Great, hoppy little beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 6/30/09. Pours clear gold with minor lavendar and pine aroma. Little bitter, but overall a nice sweet golden that is pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear yellow, frothy white head, scattered lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet cereal malt flavor, light floral hops
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Sampled at the brew pub. Light yellow pour. Smooth malt with a touch of hop taste. Slight malty aroma with a touch of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
The second tap we finished at City Beer. Nose was very lemongrassy - Warrior hops? Flavor was like spiced Sprite and grain. Seemed anemic, especially in color. Pilsner malt indeed.

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