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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A crisp Blonde Ale. Golden in color, medium in body—she’s brewed with the help and the honey of Durango ’s Honeyville bees.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
I had some bombers from Ska back in 2007 and they weren’t very good at all to the point that it was reluctant to even try Ska again, but it’s hard to say no to it when here in Durango, CO and I enjoyed a couple pints of this from a growler fill... Aroma of pale malt, light honey, and floral hops; pale gold in color with a minor chill haze; flavor is much the same as the aroma with fruit pale malt, a dab of honey flavor and sweetness, and a balancing amount of floral hops; Medium light body and easily drinkable; fairly crisp and goes down very easy on a 92 degree day; I’m fairly pleased with this beer and would like to try more locally on draught...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (449) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Light beer with smooth taste and simple golden appearance. Good overall mix and this is a beer you can have all day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (718) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Appearance was clear yellow gold with rocky diminishing white 1/2 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are simple pils malts with clean yeasts profile and very soft noble hops. Taste are malt forward with soft corn, pils sweetness then soft noble hops. The water profile is good with this style, clean yeasts. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with light body, then easy drinkable crispy finish. An solid example of a Blonde.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pinkzambia (1693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Tap: lemony grain aroma with a yellow look and a white head. Thin and watery. Ok. The low rating fits this.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (1060) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Can poured a slightly cloudy clear yellow hue w/ large white foamy head slowly diminishing. Light bready aroma. Initial flavor is light citrus w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are lime, rice, grass, and crackers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Can pour. A fair to middling blonde ale, no discernible qualities that make this one I would go for on the regular but overall it provides exactly the experience you would expect. Light bodied and somewhat watery with a sweet undertone. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Can. Pours clear, yellow with thick foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, dirty, skunky, cloves, spice. Taste light bodied, creamy, lots of spice. Overall, not too great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2014
I quite liked this, and I don’t usually drink Blonde Ales that often. Nice, crisp, flavorful, a decent dose of yeast and citrus. Above average. On draft by the pitcher at Daily Dose, Phoenix. Others enjoyed it as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crajun (1075) - , Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Can to glass. Slight lemon in grassy aroma. Light pour. Taste like aroma with wheat lemon and some nice hops at end

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
eh. i hate to say it but exactly what i’d expect from an average blonde ale. nothing that stands out. decent balance with some hay and sweet malt with a touch of bitterness, but lite and simple. dig the can, and the name."


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