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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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An easy-drinking, light bodied American craft beer with soft malt flavor and aroma. A great everyday pint and our best seller. 11.3°


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1206) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Easily one of the best blondes I’ve had. The malt profile on this one is incredible. Highly recommended.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Slightly bready and delicately grainy malty aroma with fruity (apricot, citrus) and flowery hops. Sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Grainy and slightly sugary malt upfront with mildly flowery and delicately fruity hops; sweet malt-accented and shy hoppy finish. Too sweet for my liking. 29.VIII.14

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Clear light golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is pale malt, straw, light citrics. Taste comprises bread, papery tones, straw, light citric peel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Mediocre GB.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
13th August 2014
GBBF Day 2. Bottle. Clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is dry and crisp. Mild minerals. Light dry pale malts. Touch of dry floralness. Whisper of citrus. Dry crisp finish. Very dry and somewhat insipid.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3796) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy aroma with cautious hints of yellow stone fruit, apricot, peach. Taste is moderately sweet pale malty, minimally fruity, a touch of apricot, peach and mirabelle; light and slightly watery. An easy-drinking Summer Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is malts, slightly a sweet grainy touch, slightly yeasty. Taste malts, slightly grainy, lightly yeasty, quite bitter. Average body, medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is straw, grassy and light citrusy. Flat toasted malty and slight cornish. Bitter and dry herbal. Ends bitter and dry into the far finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishbrewguy (3) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
Medium bitterness in the aroma. Nice golden clear appearance with good carb. Sweet in the taste, nice mouth feel and overall a good american blonde ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1633) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Had at their tap room. Pours a clean golden with a thin white head. Aromas are grassy and biscuit. Flavor is grass and some sweetness. Finish is a bit harshly bitter. Decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/3/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, slight pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast fruitiness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast fruitiness; with a crisp and balanced finish with no cloying flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good American blonde ale. All around good robustness and balance of pale/bready malt, earthy hop, and light yeast fruitiness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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