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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (7176) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap. Pours a hazy very pale yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is yeast, a bit of bready malt and light fruity notes. Flavor is lightly sweet bread, caramel, citrus, grass. Finish is lightly bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
A - very light corona straw yellow. Off white head with some lacing. S - very light simple Belgian aroma. Very quiet. M - very light body, almost watery. Medium palate. Lingering vegetal malts. Light dry finish. T - light Belgian note with a subtle spice. Vegetal malts and lager ish notes as well. Hints of lemon rind and pine. O - very light uninteresting blonde Belgian. 5+

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Tap@ the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Shining gold with a low, lacing top. Lemon zest and lychee aroma. Crisp soft lemon sherbet hop; lovely soft Jacobs afters; hint of husk. Very English TPA. Balance and bags of it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (4571) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
1 oz pour at Russian River.

A - Very light straw color with no head.

S - Grapefruit and pine cones. Lots of simcoe and amarillo

T - Hints of grapefruit, pine cones and lemons. Very piney and dry.

M - Light body and carbonation.

O - This is an okay beer. Zero balance though with a very light malt bill but a dominating hop bitterness.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Draft yellow clear dry finish lager like mild hop aroma. All around a decent beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8135) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Draught @ the brewpub. Rated on 21.07.2012
Aroma is light with citrus, hay and fruits. Flavour has citrus, some herbs, spices and grassy hops. Nice for this ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9524) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Draught @ Brewpub, Santa Rosa.
Rated on 20120721.
Pours clear golden color with small head. Aroma of hops, honey, lemon and grass. Flavor of lemon, hints of honey and hay. Smooth.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3612) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Tap at the brewpub-June 2012-pours clear yellow with a small soapy white head. wow!!! big hoppy nose for such a small beer. lots of floral and citrus notes. This should be a 6pk brew-i would buy a ton of it! Flavors are exceptional for this style-big grapefruit, rind, and citrus, pale malts-very dry. WOW this is good. Very piney finsih. cant say how dry this is for such a lite beer. perfect hot weather beer here! Cant say that enough. exceptional!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17057) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2012
Tap. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, mt and hops. Nice and easy drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Aroma: light cereal grains, touch of sweetness, very nice floral hop notes. Pours a light straw color, white head has good retention and leaves lots of lacing. Nice Pils malt notes, low/medium bitterness, some citrus, finish is clean and dry. Light body, medium carbonation. Excellent session brew.


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