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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cwrw42 (51) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2010
I picked up a six-pack to take to a 4th of July BBQ, as my wife is intolerant to gluten. From a technical standpoint this ale very well made. In the glass it was crystal clear, with no sediment in the bottle and there were no noticable off aromas or flavors. Gold, pale amber in color, there was a light aroma of hops and malt. Light in body with a slightly sweet flavor but, there was enough flavor from the hops and orange peel to balance the sweetness from the corn and sorghum. Overall not a great beer but well made and very drinkable, definately ine that I would buy again as session beer to accompany a BBQ or pizza on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Poured at the speed blogging - Beer bloggers conference
Nice easy drinking special beer. The base malt not being regular malt this was tasty and not that off from a regular malted beer. Nice hops and a good dry finish. I liked this a good lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7451) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (9162) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Clear light golden like a pilsner, with a thin rocky white head that recedes pretty quickly. Malty and bready nose with a little sorghum and light toasted nuttiness. Smooth medium body with a nice wheaty, bready middle and a little german blonde malt undertone throughout. A bit of weird GF - sorghum note at the start but it smooths out. Loads of crackery-blonde-germanness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle 9/30/10). Clear gold color. Small white head. Light citrus aroma, with light sweetness. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (6659) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Aroma is grains, mild sweetness and the expected sorghum funk, although milder than expected. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries/strawberries, mild citrus and a tart finish. Better than expected, the sorghum was thankfully muted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7807) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Denver, Co. - Tower Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, tight white head. Sweetish wort-like aroma with a hint of honey. Flavor is sweet with some maple-syrup sweetness, a little bit of nuttiness, some grainy notes. Mouthfeel is a tad artificial and slippery. Overall, not bad for what it is and if this is what the doctor ordered me to drink - I could.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8996) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Considering the restrictions they have placed on themselves this is really well done. Takes some getting used to but it has a nice little burst of sparkle to it. I think most people might not know it was sorghum.

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