Carolina Blonde - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by TWM:
3.78/5 rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
As a fan of dark beers, I seldom find a light ale that makes me happy. This one does. Definitely has a lot of blond ale characteristics, but in a way that I actually like!
Appearance- pale, semi-transparent. 1 finger head, moderate lacing.
Smell- as neutrally beer as can be. Not the sharp lager smell, not the bitter of stouts, just "beer."
Taste- surprisingly pleasant. Not strong, but definitely flavorful. No single flavor predominates (thank heavens that Foothills didn't use cascade hops- those suckers would have overwhelmed everything in the brew) but the slight yeast, mild malt, and fairly smooth hop flavor all go well with the gentle but consistent carbonation. Given my aversion to light beers, I am shocked how much I am enjoying this one!
Mouthfeel- not too thick, and definitely not too thin. The "cream" comes through in the feel. I wish more porters and stouts hit this perfect balance of lingering flavor and taste. The aroma definitely fills the nose with every sip.
Overall- I don't even need to factor out my preference for dark beers. This is darn good. If you are looking for a "unique" beer, keep looking. This is one of those that takes a known set of characteristics and just does them well. I'll definitely come back to this one in the warm weather!!!
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2013 23:50:30 | More by TWM
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2.94/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Served on tap in a pint
Appearance is clear and light yellow-straw color with a small creamy white head that retains decently, leaving behind some lace. Smells of grains, grass and a hint of cream. Taste like an adjunct light lager with just a hint of sweetness, hops are barely traceable but slightly grassy. Mouthfeel is light with biting carbonation leading to a foamy mouthfeel. This would appeal to a BMC drinker, but there are better cream ales out there.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 01:29:00 | More by Treyliff
3.29/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass. Ridiculous four inch fluffy white foamy head that hung around forever. Super clear light straw color. Taste is e'er so slight sweetness with an e'er so slight hop bitterness. Almost like a homeopathic ale or something. Very light and refreshing, though. Mouthfeel is creamy and effervescent. Nice on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 23:00:57 | More by BastardFromABasket
Carolina Blonde from Foothills Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.