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Carolina Blonde - Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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76
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38 Reviews
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Reviews: 38
Hads: 242
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WoodBrew on 11-17-2011

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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 242
Reviews by UnknownKoger:
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3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into Great Divide pint glass. Appearance is a straw yellow color. Not very well carbonated. Quickly dies off.

Smells grainy and slightly adjuncty. Taste is crisp. The grains definitely stand out. As is typical with the style, there is very little hop character going out.

Mouthfeel is decent. The carbonation tastes better in the mouth than it appears in the glass.

Overall, it's an average beer. Nothing amazing, but it's certainly not a bad beer. If I wanted something to quench my thirst and was offered this, I would not turn it down. Cheers (562 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tdm168
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From notes 8/27/11

Pours a golden copper with ¼” of head that fades quickly to a thin lacing. Smells a bit musty with faint wheat notes and a little faint yeasty spice coming through. Taste is faint wheat, slightly yeasty, and just a hint of metal. Mouthfeel is crisp, smooth, and light.

A very sessionable beer, but a forgettable beer overall. (349 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
2.48/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Foothills

Pale yellow pour, clear, with bubbly carbonation, and a small white head; minimal retention and lacing. Light aroma, toasted grains and not much else. Sweet pale malt flavor, toasted grains, light citrusy hops bringing a slight bitterness. Light body, drinks easy enough, but lacks character (aka flavor). (337 characters)

Photo of Mojo
3.26/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head glass

A - pale straw with a small head which dissipates quickly, leaving only a small ring, but with some lacing.

S - all I got on the nose was a bready smell....but it was faint.

T - kind of a one dimensional flavor sort of piney with a dry metallic finish.

M - thin and watery.

O - easy to drink, but completely unimpressive. (367 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +24.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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2/5  rDev -37.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass.
Pours golden-straw colored with a semi-durable white head.
Light malty and yeasty aroma with a touch of citrus. Flavor follows. Clean and refreshing.

Feel: light body but not watery; crisp, medium carbonation; semi-dry finish. (268 characters)

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4/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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2/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Trying the Foothills Brewing Carolina Blonde at the Taste of Carolina at the B concourse in Charlotte, NC airport. The beer poured a clear golden color with thin white head that dissapates quickly....not much lacing. The smell includes hints of lemon and barley. The taste bursts with a tart lemon zing....the malt never realy kicks in to balance the beer. Teh mouthfeel is light to medium with big carbonation. Overall it is ok...would be great for the summer time. (466 characters)

Photo of KensWorld
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good take on a Cream Ale. Very drinkable. 4.3 (45 characters)

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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of bum732
2.27/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

S: Clean, malty, grainy character, earthy. Slight plastic taste

L: Hazy, straw yellow, big creamy white head with good retention and lacing.

T: Very clean, light malt with a touch of spiciness. Low bitterness, slightly earthy. Malt character is extremely low.

M: Medium high carbonation, light bodied, effervescent.

Not good, almost an off flavor in the aroma. I expected a little more malt character for a cream ale. Could easily pass off as a light beer. (460 characters)

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Carolina Blonde from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
76 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.