RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Light and refreshing, our Blonde Ale offers bright notes of honey and a subtle floral aroma with a crisp, clean finish.
Gluten Free Blonde Ale beer
Ingredients Sorghum, Brown Rice, Orange Peel, Yucca Extract, Hops, and Yeast
Hops Sterling
ABV 5.0%
IBU 15
Food Pairings Given the Blonde Ale’s more straight-forward taste profile, lighter foods pair best. Try: light, nutty cheeses (such as Monterey Jack); grilled chicken, salmon, or bratwurst; fish or shrimp tacos; anything with citrus. Awards 2012 World Beer Championships: Gold/90 pts

Note: From 2010 to early 2013 known as Tread Lightly.

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shadey (2149) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a clear bright gold with only a faint ring of tiny white bubbles around the perimeter. Aroma is lightly citrus, and a touch sweet. The flavors are more complex than I was expecting... some honey and corn sweetness, with a gentle carbonation and a clean finish. There is an odd hop finish that leaves a hint of bitterness on my tongue. I call it odd, because it seems out of place in a beer that is corn-sweet. Very interesting example of what can be done sans-gluten.

Evolutionary (515) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Bottle from giant eagle. Little nose and poor pour. Plastic apple like taste. Best and worst gluten free beer I’ve tried. ---Rated via my mouth

Sledutah (7795) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2012
12oz bottle from the state store
Appearance: Pours clear straw golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Pale malts, sweet and alcohols
Taste: Malts, green apples, sugar and herbal bitterness in the finish
OK, different.

marcus (10584) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours nearly colorless with a rocky white head and no aroma that I could detect. There is a slightly sour sorghum flavor with a dry finish. Drink this only if your body requires gluten-free.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 23, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear light gold, fine white head
Aroma: light dry pale malt aroma, touch of sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy sweetness, hint of raw sugar, just a hint of bitterness
Overall: just too sweet and bland
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 2/5.0
Drinkability: 3/10
Score: * /4

douglas88 (9573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
12 ounce bottle at the State Store: yes it has come to this, we get a new beer into the state and it is a gluten free one! Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A sweet apple nose with some candies. The flavor is dry, fizzy, lots of apples, some light copper. Decent.

kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Grassy and sweet to start. Pretty average on all accounts - take your macro lager, make it a bit more refined, and here you are.

cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle @ home. Golden, yellow appearance with a white head. Lemon, honey malty, straw, hay aroma that isn’t all that bad. Juicy Fruit, lemon, light passion fruit, honey, hay, grassy, green apple flavor. Not horrible for a GF but not something I would drink again.

beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle. Clear pale yellow color. Small foamy white head. Grassy and corn aroma. Flavor is watery ans corn, with touch of sorghum. Light body.

Cybercat (6048) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours a clear, rather wan straw yellow with not much head. Crisp aroma is fruity and has a hint of malt, but not much else. Flavor is a little better, fruity almost like a cider, a bit sweet - not complex, but OK. Smooth texture has decent fizz and body, and leaves a fruity, cider-like finish. One of these days I will find a truly good gluten-free beer.

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