Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
Every time I had this beer, it was in a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice light golden yellow color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within seconds. There was some really super light lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.
The smell had some corn and rice with a delicate breadiness running about it.
The taste was mainly sweet and offered a bit to be desired.
On the palate, it sat fairly light and offered a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, I say this was just a decent beer and nothing to go all out in seeking out. This is your basic average blonde ale. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a hazy and slightly cloudy light straw, definitely strong carbonation and some sparse white foam that leaves decent lacing. There’s a strong pilsner-like malt aroma that arises from the glass, grassy notes, along with some DMS and corn. There is no distinctive hop presence. There’s a neutral taste overall, lager-like in character, a bit of fruitiness and plain, neutral malt. Although the carbonation is high, the finish is still lacking the thirst quenching/dry finish that should be found in Blonde and Cream ales. Overall it’s a plain and simple lawnmower beer. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a smallish white head on it. Nose is light and has a little bit of corn in there, and actually reminds me a bit of a lager. Taste is relatively unremarkable, actually, which was disappointing, and much like the smell. Meh. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours yellow and fizzy with soapy white foam. Smells of wheat and coriander. Tastes strongly of 2 row with hints of honey, wheat and a surprising amount of bitterness. AdamGott (387) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2011
a bit sweet and not enough hopping but it’s not nearly as bad as everyone is rating it here! Much better than your average american swill but it’s about the same price as other craft beers so why bother?
cartertr (29) - Ellensburg, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
It was good. It has has the drinkability of a cheap light beer, but has better taste. mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
I got a bottle of this for thirty cents at Grocery Outlet. Not bad for thirty cents. Nothing bad about it. Ranks at the low end of craft beer. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Golden Brigade Blonde Ale--2004 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.50% ABV?--20 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Blonde Ale--Foamy lacy head. Clear thin light bright golden color. Tangy CO2 mild floral hop front. Crisp mild citrus caramel dry mild sweet fruit ester ale body. Clean smooth tasty mild hop easy end. Well Made. Sampled 9/23/2004.
Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Golden Brigade Blonde Ale--Assurance--Stubby Neck Bottle--2009 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV--22 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Big foamy foam lace white head. Clear bright thin fizzy gold color. Crisp mild hop front. Zesty crisp mild sweet delicate pale caramel fruit hint Blonde Ale body. Mild crisp balanced zesty CO2 delicate hop citrus refreshing end. Sampled 2/10/2009. $7.99 / 6 Pack.
Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Golden Brigade Blonde Ale--Assurance--2009- oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV--22 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Foamy lacy white head. Clear pretty bright rich yellow gold color. Mild floral hop front. Delicate slightly creamy sweet mild doughy butterscotch breadfruit smooth fresh Pale malt body. Smooth refreshing balanced mild hop spice clean end. Mild-Tasty-Well Made Golden Ale. Sampled 10/17/2009. $2.79 Each.
Fire Station 5--Olympia, WA--Fred Meyer. Inc.--Golden Brigade Blonde Ale--Assurance--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV--22 IBU’s. (3.0 / 5.0) Fizzy no lace thin white head. Clear thin bright yellow gold color. Delicate floral fruit hop front. Mellow sweet cloying butter caramel light dough hint flat light but tasty Golden Ale body. Smooth mild hop refreshing end. Balanced & smooth sessionable Brew. Sampled 3/26/2010. 2 @ $2.79 Each.
Fire Station 5--Olympia, WA--Fred Meyer. Inc.--Golden Brigade Blonde Ale--Assurance--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV--22 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Lacy white mild head. Clear thin bright yellow color. Delicate flowery mild hop front. Slightly creamy mellow sweet butterscotch fruit white bread light tasty body. Clean refreshing mild hop balanced smooth end.Well made Light Blonde. Sampled 4/10/2010. 6-Pack $6.99. bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bomber from the local Grocery Outlet store. Pours hazy apricot with a decent foamy white head. Aroma is citric light fruit. Meidum body with mild carbonation. Rather like light stone fruit with some citrus hop bitter. It’s not too bitter at first impression, but it builds. Thought it might be a drain pour. Nope. Better than very many lighter ales. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2009
22 oz. bottle- A really good blonde ale, way better than the shitty tasting amber. More hoppy than usual for the style.