Salty Crew Blonde Ale

California
United States
Salty Crew Blonde Ale, Coronado Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

What is a boat beer? It’s a canned beer that’s crisp, versatile and refreshing. It’s the perfect blank slate. Throw a lime in it, make it bloody or spice the rim for a classic twist. It’s a beer that goes where no glass can. Whether you’re on or off the boat, this beer will take you back to days spent finding refuge in the sea.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
10
Served at: 
45º F
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Salty Crew Blonde Ale by Coronado Brewing Co.​ was judged as a Blonde Ale (18A). The aroma is characterized by some malt sweetness and a subtle bready quality. There are no hop aromas, as anticipated, and a touch of sulfur is present in the background. The appearance is pale golden with excellent clarity, though very little, if any, head forms beyond a few pale bubbles along the edge of the glass beer. The malt flavor is wonderfully soft with a hint of sweetness. A touch of malt bready character comes through as well. A very subtle hop flavor with an earthy quality is present, and the bitterness is balanced as expected for a Blonde Ale, though it does lean to the high end of the style spectrum. The carbonation is firm, providing a slight carbonic edge that adds dimension. The body is medium-light. Overall, this is a really well-made Blonde Ale. Yes, this is typically a style that serves as a gateway beer for breweries and brewpubs, but I would happily have this anytime when something less complicated, and more traditionally American, is warranted. I would enthusiastically encourage anyone to try this beer.

Brewery Introduction

When we opened the doors to our beach town brewpub on Coronado Island in 1996, we wanted it to be the kind of place where friends could enjoy great beer, a good meal and a laid-back atmosphere.

Our award-winning beer is now available coast to coast, but the spirit of our family-owned... Read More

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