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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (24478) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with some grainy hints. Has a sweetish malty slightly hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22523) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Tap at the source. Golden color, thick white head. Nicely hopped, decent bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear yellow with a frothy white head. The nose has biscuits, hay, cereal, pale grains. Light sweet flavor with moderate pale grain husk bitterness, more hay, dry cereal, wheat, straw. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry finish, with more grassy bitterness, grain husk, hay. Nicely balanced stuff. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2016
Draught at Russian River, Santa Rosa. Clear pale golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, perfume, grapes, some spices. Hoppy spicy flavor, citrus, grapes, hay notes. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17960) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at Russian River (I didnt come 6,000 miles to tick Golden Fucking Blondes - but I had to of course), Santa Rosa, 27/04/14. Pale golden blonde with a moderate off white swirl atop the glass. Nose is orange, citric rind, light florals, bread dough. Taste comprises floral hops, straw, lemon rind, orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lemon bitterness. Ok GB, may benefit from being cask conditioned to work the flavours out a little more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17224) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16718) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. It is a clear pale golden beer with a white head. The aroma has pale malts and fruityness, quite straight forward and unexiting, but pleasant. The same goes for the flavor, where theres also some bitterness. Pale malts and a generic fruityness. Medium to thin on the palate. Far from the most exiting beer Ive had, but a quenching and nice one anyway. 130806

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16247) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
On tap @ Russian River. Clear straw colored beer with a white head. Floral and white pepper notes on the nose. Light bread and dough, some cracker, and a touch of orange pith. Palate is quite crisp and dry. Light sweetness of dough and bread. Crackery malt, white pepper, and a light grassy, pithy bitterness. Mildly hopped. Pleasant and easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Russian River, pours a clear pale blonde with a small white head. Nose is pretty light, with some crackery malt and some light floral notes. Flavour is very light and subtle, with lightly bitter floral notes and crisp crackery malt to back. Very light drinking on the palate, and highly drinkable. Good stuff for a boring style.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14498) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pale golden color with a fine white head. Light hop aroma. Very mild flavor of floral hop and a little grain. Finish is quite clean; lightly sweet.


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