RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Aud Blonde may be the lightest colored beer we have ever brewed at Russian River Brewing Company, but don't be fooled into thinking that this beer is light in flavor. It has a refined characteristic, which can be contributed to us blending pilsner malt with a unique hop called crystal. The distinctive characteristic of the crystal hop lends a citrus, almost eucalyptus quality in the aroma and mouth feel of the brew, while leaving the beer with a long dry finish.

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ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
The second tap we finished at City Beer. Nose was very lemongrassy - Warrior hops? Flavor was like spiced Sprite and grain. Seemed anemic, especially in color. Pilsner malt indeed.

gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - JUN 22, 2009
on tap @ RR. poured a clear yellow. Bready, spiced yeast nose. Flavor is a clean malty taste with some grassy notes. Finishes dry.

iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub. Clear yellow with a small white head, fading to a film. Aroma of biscuity malts. Flavor has a slightly earthy biscuity malt presence up front. Bitterness peaks @ a 3 in the slightly biscuity finish. Light body,moderate prickly carbonation. It is what it is.

Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Does not do much for me. If I were hard pressed to drink a Golden, I’d choose many others. Aroma is slightly fruity. Flavor is slightly sweet.

PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: Very pale golden pour with a dense white lacing head. Mild and dry aroma- crackery, grassy and crisp, quite nice. Light and fluffy on the palate. Dry flavor- crackery base under grassy light lemony hop notes (tastes like a noble variety). Dry throughout and crisp. I can drink this all day!

SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Light yellow with a creamy white head. Clean doughy, bready malt aroma. Light bready malt profile with a surprisingly ample, spicy hop balance. Light bodied and crisp with smooth carbonation. Considering that this was the "lightly hopped" of their two blond ales, I was surprised at the nice, spicy hop flavor. Great balance, and somewhat reminiscent of a pilsener. Top notch choice for a session beer.

marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
On tap at the brewery. The keg was tapped out from the previous evening, so I waited for a new one. It poured light blonde with a fluffy white head, and had a fresh floral aroma. The pilsner malt was tasty, but the overall flavor is a bit flat. The flavor, though, is saved with some nice hopping.

y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
this review was done on a coaster. I wrote: vinegar urine smell. clear piss appearance. golden like the hair on dennis rodman in the movie double team where him woody harrelson or woody like character are in a subway. I’m not too fond of subways

SDalkoholic (2386) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
On tap @ O’Brien’s: I had arrived the day after the Russian River night in hopes to try few beers left over from the night before but was left with only a few choices and this one of the two. Simple aroma of grain and grass with not much else. Grassy hops flavor with presence of grain and breaded wheat. Highly carbonated though average aftertaste that just tastes unripe to me.

Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Honestly not bad for a blonde ale, I would actually consider drinking another of these and I can’t say that I’ve felt that way about this style before. Nice yellow color with a medium white head and some okay lacing. Cereal like aroma with some floral traces and a decent malty taste with a dry finish and some floral hoppiness to it. One of my least favorite from the RR sampler tray, but still not a bad beer.

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