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Carolina Blonde - Foothills Brewing Company

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226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company 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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Ratings: 226 | Reviews: 36
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Aroma: Light tartness, corn sweetness, slight flowerly hop aroma. Grainy malt aroma. Wheat aroma evident. Carbonic minerally character.

Appearance: Huge fluffy white head. Head slow to dissipate. Lots of bubbles, appears to be overcarbonated. Pale straw yellow color. Clarity is very clear with exception of lots of floaties.

Flavor: Apple cider flavor dominates. Touch of sourness and tartness. Bready wheat malt and corn flavor make up the backbone. Medium high bitterness for style. Spicy floral hop flavor comes through from aroma. Slight wet cardboard in aftertaste. Finishes dry with slight sweetness. Balance seems toward bitterness, but malt still evident.

Mouthfeel: Thin but dry mouthfeel. Very prickly from carbonation. Slight astringency from graininess.

Overall: Unfortunately there are some problems with this beer. It was given to me from a friend so not sure the age or how it was stored. Other than the problems listed above, if fresh this could be an easy drinking refreshing beer. Would give another try with a fresher bottle again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

12oz bottle. The brew pours a pale yellow with a white fizzy bubbly cap that doesnt hold long. It looks fine and plays the part of a blonde/cream ale.

The aroma of this brew starts off sweet with a scent of something like corn and then directly changes to mineral character with a faint herbal hop aspect.

The flavor profile is filled with aluminum...nothing but metallic aspect which is off-putting. The bottle lists this as 15 ibus but it seems to have a bit more hop flavor than you might imagine. Perhaps that is from the bad mineral/metallic flavor playing tricks on the pallet.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. This is a pretty bad offering and not just by blonde or cream ale standards. I hope this is just a case of a bad batch because they cant possibly have intended the brew to turn out like this. If it wasnt 95+ degrees and the only cold thing available, it would have been a drain pour.

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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.

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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).

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Carolina Blonde from Foothills Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.