RATINGS: 89   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 Ales 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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tmoney99 (14273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear pale color with an minimal frothy white head that mostly diminished with minimal lacing. Moderate grain and light hop aroma. Light to medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration. Soft brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5733) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
Looks like apple cider. Smells like old flat lager. Unique plastic flavors between homemade apple cider and beer. Good sizzle. Weird mild grain alky finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
LinusStick (3419) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
God this is an awful beer. My first attempt at a gluten free beer. Aroma was nothing. Couldnt pick anything up. Pour was a very light clear gold with no head. Look like light yellow water. Taste was nasty. Couldnt pick up any detectable flavor except nastiness. I still have another of their beers in the fridge. If I had allergies and could only drink gluten free beer I would just not drink it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (12439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Uhh, this beer fails to come close to anything in its description. It is tour, rotten, and sorghum-infested. Not a good one, in fact a really poor GF beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2012
12oz bottle, green label\cap. Pours clear, golden color. Thin barely existent head. Aroma of corn, sweet malt extract. flavor is unique. Starts off with a bit of tart notes then is the sweet honey character, touch of berry. Honey essence in the finish along with lightly sweetened corn cereal. Liquid KIX cereal. I dont think this is as good as it could be, if there was some sort of fruit addition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Sampled on 3/1/2012. This specialty grain ale pours very light orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is sorghum and corn, a touch of spice. A light to medium bodied gluten free beer. The Non-malts are corn, sorghum and sweet. The hops are floral and herbal. Started out fairly lively carbonated, but the carbonation disappears quickly. It really tastes like a cross between ginger ale and corn chexs. I can understand trying to brew gluten free beers, but I have yet to find out that I would want to drink more than once. This one comes the closest I have had so far, but I think if I had a gluten problem, I would switch to drinking wine and ciders. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle pours a clear light gold with an almost hair thick white head. Scent is corn then sweet. Taste is ginger ale with corn and lemon. NAS TEE

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
The band the Bloodhound Gang uses a line "I would rather slurp rancid tuna salad out of my own ass." This is what came to my mind when I tasted this "beer". +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very pale yellow color with a medium sized foamy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was extremely faint dryish bread. The flavor was tangy with notes of cracker, rotten vegetable, bitter medicine and mint. Simply awful beyond all reason. Unfortunately the finish was very long with a rancid medicinal presence that refused to go away. Very light body. Disgusting - bring on the rancid tuna salad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
r464 (2354) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Rather sour and tart with a strange flavor and aftertaste. Bready, slightly fruity, odd. Not one that I would recommend or try again.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
obguthr (6231) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
No aroma. Crystal clear pale amber, headless. Sweet cane sugar with no other flavor. Thin.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5  6  7 8 9
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5