Carolina Blonde

North Carolina
United States
Carolina Blonde Foothills Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Smooth as a summer day, Carolina Blonde is the beach in a bottle. Two-row barley and a mellow hint of wheat complement the subtle flavoring of German Noble hops to create the quintessential Cream Ale. Need a vacation? Have a Blonde.

Profile

ABV: 
4.3%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
40° - 45° F
Hops: 
German Tradition, German Perle.
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat, North American Two-Row.
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cream Ale sounds a bit ordinary, but when done right it can take “lawnmower beer” to a higher level. The complexity to the aroma starts this beer off right, biscuit malt wrapped in an appetizing blend of pear and pineapple. The pour is an exceptionally clear straw yellow with a creamy head. The flavor isn’t as fruity as the aroma would suggest, but has a soft malt flavor and a crisp, slightly bitter finish. Lawnmower beer? Sure, but this elegant Cream Ale is also a great beach or poolside beer. Sometimes you need to get away from the bourbon barrel hop monsters and just drink a clean, crisp beer like this one.