tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Wow, I’m going way against the grain on this one. The aroma was floral and malty with hibiscus and daffodil notes. Very clear golden, thin head. Fantastic honey and hibiscus flavor with bits of dandelion. Quite possibly my favorite beer from SAVOR. Johnm24 (8) - Sa, USA - JAN 23, 2011 does not count
It has nice body from the can into a borosilicate glass and a good full flavor. ronaldtheriot (1932) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Ska True Blonde Ale has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of white chunks suspended throughout, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of light, sweet, biscuity malt, sugar, and a ghost of honey. Taste is of all that, with underlying honey, faint grain husk, and yeast. Mouthfeel is light, watery, and lager like. Ska True Blonde Ale finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is very nice, and I score it as being excellent. Try it!
RJT Bludwig (31) - USA - APR 29, 2010
I would like to start with a comment; It blows my mind that a beer which won a bronze medal in the Great American Beer Fest can not garner more than a 29 on this sight. I have had this beer many times but this is my first review and it just boggles my mind. I wish folks would pay more attention to what they are tasting and not what they want to taste when they review their selections.
Aroma: This beer threw me for a loop just now and I had to consult my wife on what was going on. After mild deliberation I/we have concluded that on a side by side, this beer could be mistaken for a light and less spicy Midas Touch. Now before everyone freaks out on me let me explain. I just had a Midas so my brain is going there already, but the nose on the True Blonde is very honey laden and slightly white grape/ vinous smelling, two characteristics in common with the Midas. Weird. Kind cool also. The nose is very rich and complex, but I’m not able to place the spice, but it’s there.
Appearance: I poured the ale vigorously and there was a head to begin with but it faded almost immediately to the thin lace I see before me now. The golden color is exactly what I would like in a blonde ale, but I’m a stickler for head. I really wish more beers were better carbonated.
Taste: So the similarities to Midas are gone now. This beer has a solidly malty/honey flavor that drives the first half of the taste. Those flavors linger and fade into a slightly more bready flavor with mild acidity. The beer finished how it smelled with a light fruit flavor and still more hints of honey.
Palate: The beginning is an assertively rich feeling blonde ale, but as the beer left my palate, there was some good acidity. What surprised me was the dry finish which was somehow not what I was expecting. Second, third and fourth samplings have reveled an ever more smooth ale. English summer ale indeed.
Overall: This unassuming blonde ale does not ask to be a double IPA or even stand in line with such wild and crazy beers as the Midas Touch. What it asks of you is to be enjoyed in the company of others on a warm Colorado day and to refresh while hopefully stimulating the creative juices.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
The color is a light golden color with a white head, and the aroma has hints of yeast and wheat. The taste is quite sweet and slightly salty, and the texture has a thin texture, medium body, average carbonation, and an abrupt finish, which makes the beer quite drinkable. Herbicles69 (57) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from can into a pint glass. Heavy blonde with the perfect balance between bitter hops and sweet.
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Just tried out of the can for the first time. Way better than bottle. All the same staples of the bottle, just ten times smoother. SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 2, 2011
can. hazy gold with medium, foamy white head. nose has slight tartness to it and a little lime. the flavor is lemon/lime and lightly tart. i taste of little of the honey sweetness too. light to medium bodied. comes out good from the can. a bold blonde indeed. dry with a quick finish. i like this one. foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 26, 2016
On tap in pint glass at Breckridge Brewery on Blake St Denver
Pours a slightly hazy golden color. Aroma of floral, malt and corn. Flavors include lemon, hay, a bit of honey, and sweet malts. Really enjoyed this one, paired well with dinner at the pub.