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Tampa Bay True Blonde Ale

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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An exceptionally light colored ale fermented at lower than normal temperatures for a smooth, clean finish. You can expect a light bodied ale with a slight hop nose. This is in the style of a Kolsch that originated in Koln, Germany.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Sampled some of this beer from a pint at the brewpub in Ybor. The beer had a light to medium gold color with a good sized foamy-creamy white head with great retention, and very good lacing and cling. Its aroma had lighter citrus notes with some herbal and yeast components, along with touches of earthy and grainy hops. The beer had a somewhat bitter taste with blends of grain and citrus, and a lighter sweetness with touches of yeast and wheat. A lighter beer with average carbonation, and a fairly wet body and average mouthfeel.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrodooo5 (919) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2014
Kolsch ehh. So light, so uninteresting - I say it every time. Hands down 1 of the worst styles of beer & this is no exception. Plain, plain, plain.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, light white head. Very faint aroma of grains. Light beer with a bread like quality with a very light hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Crystal clear blonde with a nose of toast and earthy blonde malt. Flavor of the same, lots of toast and bittersweet pale cereal grains. Nothing special, but clean and nothing outright wrong. Just a bit boring, if a bit sharp and grassy on the middle.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (919) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Draft at Tampa Bay Brewing in Coral Springs. Snifter. Yellowish pour with significant haze. Light creamy looking head. Great lacing. Light aromas with fresh hops and dough. Taste is light bitter hops with a very smooth, very slight floral finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2195) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
malty sweet and creamy with flavor of farina and notes of fruit punch and broomstraw. clear and golden with an quickly fading head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
always love it when a blonde turns out to a be a kolsch! .. . amazing lacing .. . deep yellow .. . cereal and light grain .. . a mild beer all around .. light crispness .. . . Why don’t you come inside and we’ll talk? About what? Sports? Bigamy?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Clear yellow pour with a very small white head. Buttery cereal grains, with higher carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Draft at the source. Pale yellow. Aroma of white pepper and subtle cardboard. Taste is cardboard and pepper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1643) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Draught at the brewery. Golden color, white head. Malty taste with hops, a bit of citrus and bitter finish. Good blonde with attitude.


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