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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Embrace a classic! Home Town Blonde is an old world style pilsner, assertively hopped with four premium hop varieties. Tettninger, Saaz, Styrian Golding and Strisselspalt varieties all grace this German-style brew with the complex character you enjoy in a classic pilsner. Expect to pour an elegant blonde glass of beer, crowned with a rich head of foam that resonates with our chorus of hops. Although delicate in appearance, our Hometown Blonde has a backbone, but of course that’s no surprise in Wisconsin. Enjoy!

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1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (184) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Bottle. A seasonal brew. This is my favorite of the New Glarus beers. It is a decent pilsener, but the color is too dark due to the use of caramel malts which do not belong here and the aroma and flavor of hops is too strong. This is not an "old world style pilsner" as it says in the description, rather an American micro-pils, along the lines of Samuel Adam´s nobel pils. The hops taste "green" because of dry hopping which you would never find in a German pils. New Glarus has all the tools to make really great beer, but never gets there.


3.7
juiceisloose (1603) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color and topped by a bubbling off white head of foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of lemon citrus, crackers, toasted bread, and peppery spice to go with some floral notes of grass and straw that pairs up with the pale malts, earthy hops and lager yeast. The flavor follows and is nice and crisp with the lemon citrus, crackers, toasted bread and peppery spice up front and followed by the earthy, yeast notes, pale malts, and the grassy, floral hop bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a clean, crisp, and dry finish with some lingering hop bitterness on the backend. Really well done pilsener and another great German style beer from the master himself, Dan Carey.

3.3
blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle, thanks to shrubber85, golden yellow in color, hazy soap ring foam, fruity nose, flavor of bubblegum, bready yeast, cocktail syrup, good finish

3.6
kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle at home. Bright yellow and clear with a tony ring of white head. Has a grassy, straw, lemon aroma. Mild hops, lemon/fruits, flowers. Very good for a blonde - one of the better of this style I’ve had

4
ttutony (952) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
Golden yellow, transparent, with a thin white head. Complex noble hop aroma. Nice Pilsner malt on the palate with a noble hop backing. Great beer.

4.1
superspak (6232) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/12/2014. Pours fairly clear bright golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly dry finish, but not overly dry. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an excellent German pilsener style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
drowland (9186) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3/8/15. 12oz bottle thanks to my in-laws! Golden pour with a nice off-white head, good lacing. Doughy aroma, grassy, citrus. Nice flavor, doughy pale malts, citrus, grassy. Tasty.

3.6
shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Light lemon, barley malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with giant white head. Tangy sweet lemon, barley malt and mildly bitter grass hops flavor. Nice body.

3.8
Jamesonpatz (32) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Brew smells grassy, a little citrusy, with plenty of hop aroma present. Brew has a full, yellow color with just a little bit of haziness and rendered a white 1-inch head made up of fine bubbles--looks quite lush. Taste is grassy and citrusy at the beginning of the sip. The middle of the sip revealed that the brew has a pretty full malt profile and some floral notes! Then you’re left with that perfect bitter and crisp finish. For a Pilsner, the body of the beer is quite ample, but still very refreshing. The mouthfeel has that nice bite of carbonation that doesn’t stick with you too long so you can actually taste the beer. I’ve tasted a few really good pilsners before, but this one tops my personal list. What a great brew! "Never turn your back on your beer."

3.6
edgallow (4640) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, pine and grain. Taste is sweet malts and grain. Just a hint of bitterness.

3.7
Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a tall, just-off-white head. Grains, grass, lemon-honey aroma. Taste is grassy, bitter-sweet grains...... A great example of a classic American Pils. Very good.


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