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True Blonde Ale

March, 2016
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This beer is labeled as a blonde ale but that name only is appropriate for the description of the beer’s color; this hoppy ale is WAY too assertive for that boring “Blonde Ale” category! In the aroma, the hops are readily apparent as herbal, spicy, and floral for a character somewhat like noble hops but with a light lemony kick. The hops are again forward in the flavor with a light grainy pilsner malt  and a hint of honey to add background character. This beer finishes crisp and refreshing with a moderate herbal character and spicy hops lingering with hints of honey. In summary, this easy-drinking ale is hoppy, refreshing and crisp. Enjoy!