Lonely Blonde

Minnesota
United States
Lonely Blonde Fulton Brewing beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

The Lonely Blonde wears a delicate fragrance of German noble hops, and slips a touch of white wheat between American pale and crystal malts for a smooth, sensuous body, fair complexion, and a pleasantly lacy white head. Crisp carbonation slinks the Lonely Blonde quickly away, and you’re left with nothing but a slight lingering sweetness as you contemplate how The Lonely Blonde can be so beautiful on so many levels.

Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
29
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Lonely Blonde by Fulton is a relatively simple beer, as would be expected from an American Blonde Ale. This is typically an entry level style for those first approaching the craft beer world, and as such, Lonely Blonde is a good example of the style – unassuming, yet clean and refreshing with enough character to let the drinker know this is something more than an American Lager.

The aroma is mild, with a light fruity ester character and a touch of sweet malt above a slight sulfury note and what seems to be a subtle, coarse, grassy hop aroma. A light perfume character develops as it warms. This light-golden, straw-colored beer exhibits outstanding clarity and an exceptionally firm, white, small-bubbled head with lace that lingers quite well into the drink.

The flavor mirrors the aroma quite well; the malt flavors are subtle, giving a medium-light body to the brew, and a light floral and grassy hop flavor comes through as well. The hop bitterness is slightly higher than the flavor presented by the malt, delivering a somewhat dry character to the middle and finish. The moderate carbonation helps amplify this dry perception in a good way. The finish has a measure of fruitiness that cleans out the aftertaste.

Overall, this is an approachable and refreshing brew that is undeniably quaffable and thirst-quenching.

Brewery Introduction

THE STORY BEHIND THE SUDS

When we founded Fulton in 2009, we were homebrewing out of a South Minneapolis garage and contract brewing at a small Wisconsin brewery. Our dream was to build a real Minneapolis brewery of our own in the next 5-10 years, and quit our day jobs along the way. We... Read More

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