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Blonde Bombshell Ale - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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51 Ratings

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"As the name implies, this is one knock-out of a beer. Brewed to be a light bodied, refreshing ale, Blonde Bombshell combines subtle malt and wheat flavors with a delicate Liberty hop aroma to create a sensational beer. Originally brewed as a seasonal, this beer was so popular it pushed its way into our regular line-up."

Grain: 2-Row, Wheat
Hops: Liberty
Orinigal Gravity: 1.040
Final Gravity: 1.008
I.B.U.'s: 26
Alcohol: 4.0

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 05-16-2004)
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3.31/5  rDev +6.1%

Thanks to Donkster46 for this beer sent with love from Washington!

Appearance (3.5) : Blonde is right, with a mostly transparent body, I'd say about 20% opacity. 1 finger fluffy head that pretty much stays put.

Smell (3.5) : Rich, toasted grains. Bready sweetness, roasted malts, yeasty heaven. A touch of caramel. I absolutely love the smell of blondes (pfft, haha) and this one is no different.

Taste (3.25) : I really wish there was more yeast here, but it's not too bad. I'm getting corn or malted grains of some sort, bread crust, and some sour malt notes here and there. Hint of lemon on the finish.

A good blonde in my opinion has a lovely, bready yeast that just rises up and slaps you lovestruck. That's sadly missing here. It tastes more like a typical adjunct lager with some extra breadiness. That being said, it's not a bad tasting beer - it's just missing what I love most.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Spiky carbonation, dissolves slowly into a smooth creamy finish. Wheat burps. Acceptable for the style but wish it were smoother.

Overall (3.31) : It's worth a try. I personally have yet to find a better blonde than Dempsey's Battle Axe Blonde in Watertown, SD on tap. That's my hometown, and that beer is downright amazing. On the right night, you're drinking fresh baked bread. Even on the wrong night, it's a good beer. Anyways, the Blonde Bombshell from Cascade Lakes is reminiscent of a macro lager with a slight hint of breadiness. Try it if you can. If you can't, you're not missing out on much.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Today at 04:18 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Beerasaurus, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Lane_in_ID, Mar 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

KlayWey, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Kylemif, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

rab53, Aug 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +60.3%

XRAIG, Aug 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

jaystooge, May 11, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.9%

johnnyjj1942, Mar 30, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into 10 Barrel tulip pint glass

A - Pours with a lot of bright white head. Good lacing. Decent head retention. Beer is a slightly dull but very clear gold.

S - Lots of pale malt character. Not very sweet, mostly grainy. Nothing offensive.

T - Same as above, but with a bit of malt sweetness.

M - Almost watery, but not bad. Refreshing.

O - Like most American Blonde Ale's, this beer is targeted at macrobrew drinkers. As such, it does a good job of hitting the target while still being decent to fans of Microbrew. Not offensive, but not really recommended unless this is your favorite style of beer. Depending on what else is available, I would consider bringing this to a party. It's drinkable.

olfolxholme, Mar 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Massbmx, Mar 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

vfgccp, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Jason, Jan 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

LJWalker, Dec 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

strongaf, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.9%

expansive, Sep 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bumchilly25, Aug 14, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

had on tap. Pours a nice straw color with a small head.

Good aromas of creams, grains, and some bits of crackers. Not that much depth to it and somewhat simple.

Lighter bodied with a nice crisp feel and notes of creams and grains. Decently complete feel as well.

A solid beer. Nothing all too memorable, but nothing bad either.

KDawg, Jul 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

CoryR, Jul 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

trstar87, Jun 04, 2012
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Blonde Bombshell Ale from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.