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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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• First brewed 1994
• Available year round
Our original brew crafted by Ned, Kevin and Quinny in the early 90’s with super drinkability. American two row pale with Crystal malts Cascade, Willamette and Cluster hops.
17 IBUs


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6322) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
Tap. Amber colored. Earthy nose, lemon, grass, chewy malts. Rounded, estery, fruity flavor, peaches and oranges, some biscuits. Decent drinking beer, though nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Tap at Devens grill, nice bubbly light bodied stuff, sold as a pale ale, but blonde golden works for me too, nothing offensive here, good and quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1927) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Clear copper with a good two-finger head that shrinks to a full cover, dots and streaks of lace. Sweet malt opens things; carbonation joins in as it moves through the palate, allowing just enough hop bittering to balance things at the finish. Very unassuming, but a solid choice for food and for a long night’s session. Very easy to drink. Recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 16, 2013
From tasting at the Brewery in Westminster. Wry light pale, some mild indistinct hops. Dry malts. good old style but really boring example of it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
asheft (2500) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013
[bottle] Sourish aroma of fresh wort and weak, possibly not so fresh hops. Almost clear copper under a thin, lacy, white flannel blanket. Sourness also in flavour, that is significantly oxidized/cardboardy and with a metallic feel. Perhaps this beer wasn’t stored properly. Medium body, medium carbonation, sour, cardboardy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
freeofthoughts (651) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Tap pours mostly clear deep golden yellow with white around the rim. The aroma is light and sweet of pale malt. The taste is bittersweet pale grains with a tiny touch of hop dryness. There is a simple sweet grainy flavor but it is not really very tasty, it is however more full bodied than most blond ales which makes it more palatable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1676) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Darker than golden amber, adequate white head with ample lacing. Nose of cracker, flowers, citrus, and chalk. Taste has all of the above with a slight skunk character. Body is light to medium and leaves questioning my recent trip to Albany all together.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours a deep golden color with a decent white head that recedes quickly but leaves a fair amount of lace on the way down. Smells earthy and bit minerally with a fair amount of sugary malt sweetness and light floral hops beneath it. The flavor is sweet with an odd buttery tartness to it. Light toffee and butterscotch flavor with a mineral aspect to it. Little hop flavor and barely enough bitterness to keep this from cloying. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sugary bubbly mouthfeel. I picked this up on a whim to fill my mix a six. This is quite sweet and lacks any balance, I’m glad I only have one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Hearty aroma of caramel dough and citrus. Orange color of the pale ale variety. Flavor is average sweetness, I’d have said 20 BUs. Has the basic flavor and character of a heavier English ale, ie not a bitter. Too sweet and heavy to be termed a blond ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6102) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Tap at Strange Brew in Manchester. Light gold pour with a white head. Bready and doughy, with just a hint of earthiness. Okay.


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