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Judge's Review: 94 Rating - 951 Blonde Ale by Garage Brewing Co.

October, 2020

951 Blonde Ale

Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

951 Blonde Ale by Garage Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Blonde Ale (Category 18A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

951 Blonde Ale pours a bright gold with brilliant clarity and a thick, creamy white head that makes it very inviting. The initial grainy, bready malt aroma slowly gives way to a floral hop aroma with a hit of lemon zest. A hint of stone fruit esters develops as the beer warms and vents. The overall aroma is clean, fresh and bright. The flavor follows with a moderate grainy malt character that lingers with a light floral hop flavor. Light residual sweetness develops in the middle, eventually giving way to a medium-dry finish. Low hop bitterness emerges mid-palate and lingers through into the aftertaste, remaining smooth throughout.

This is a crisp, easy-drinkingand well-balanced blonde ale. The medium-light body and the fresh, bright character makes this a very pintable beer to enjoy.