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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is not an original flagship brew, but came on permanently about 2005, replacing the Wollochet Bay Wheat. This is our concession to light t beer drinkers, though our brewer rates it as his #3 favorite. The Mt. Takhoma Blonde is a light bodied, crisp and refreshing brew. German Pilsner Malt and a touch of white wheat are used to produce this ale. Liberty hops provide the balance. This beer finishes crisp and dry. Very smooth and easy to drink; garnished with a slice of orange to enhance flavor rather than hide it. 4.4% ABV and 18 IBUs.

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2.9
andrewje41 (4161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Draft pour, tasted at Harmon, Tacoma. First stop at the much anticipated Tacoma brewery trip, and starting off with one with quite a bit of history. Served with a slice of orange that quite enhances the aroma experience here. Pale golden pour. Moderately crisp, corny grains. Has a Mexican lager feel to it, as much as it does a blonde ale. Lingering corn grains. Alright.

3
luttonm (6644) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Pale haze yellow, a taster glass served with a wedge of orange. Pale biscuit malts, soft and sweet. Cardboard bitterness. No hops, really simple and plain. Alright.

3.3
donandres (627) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - OCT 28, 2016
schooner at the Harmon taproom during lunch special sight: yellowish pale hazy medium head smell not a lot taste: medium bitterness feel:long finish long bitter aftertaste oa very good beer drank: 10/28/2016 130pm

2.6
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy pale blond color with greenish hue, no head.
Light aroma of refined sugar. At least it has a bit of malt flavor, some wheat, it’s fairly dry, with ordinary bitterness.
Different from other beers in the category, but too simple, forgettable.

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
SUPERB session ale. Highly flavor for the ABV. I’m getting banana notes ala a wheat ale, plus a bit of hops. For the ABV, it’s quite difficult to do better.

2.9
JoeMcPhee (9517) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Pale hazy yellow colour with a thick white head. The aroma is slightly spicy with an unfortunate whiff of diacetyl in it. Fairly decent hop flavour for the style though.

3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Straw in color, very hazy and thick, thin to moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Strong straw/hay nose, seems a little bright, some tart or sour notes coming through as well.   Grassy on the tongue, quite mealy, otherwise hay/straw with a smidgen of basement funk. &bnsp Certainly light, maybe even a bit wheaty.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This is like a Blonde crossed with an American Wheat, but without the sulfer.   Not bad, light, certainly a thirst quencher, but overall rather dull and boring.   Nothing to think about once you have finished a glass.


3.2
TBone (18068) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
[email protected] Brewery brewpub, Tacoma, WA
Hazy yellow color, small white head, lace. Wheaty banana aroma with hints of grains and fruity hops. Quite good body for 3.8% beer. Sweetish fruity front, wheat, some banana, candy ... Light citrusy hoppyness. Tasty beer, I would say almost hefeweizen. I think that they may have tweaked the recipe since last raters.

2.7
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Had a taste platter at the Harmon in downtown tacoma. This one was on it. Maybe its my taste buds but I haven’t been enjoying blondes lately. This one was ok. Light flavor with a sweet zing aroma to it

2.1
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with light floral hops, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, sweet cereal, light balancing bitterness leaves a light lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+ /4


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