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Carolina Blonde - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WoodBrew on 11-17-2011)
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Photo of UnknownKoger


3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 05:19:06 | More by UnknownKoger
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-24-2012 13:31:15 | More by lupercmda
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-22-2012 01:31:06 | More by KerMUDGEon
Photo of GoodOmens1986


3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-20-2012 22:33:48 | More by GoodOmens1986
Photo of Jamesthebrit


2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: light and bubbly. Like a lemon color.

S: Light... yeasty... musty.

T: light... yeasty.... musty.... a little citrus.

M: Not bad. Light medium body.

Overall the most solidly average beer I have ever had. Better than a macro but doesn't really bring much of anything to the table.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 21:24:43 | More by Jamesthebrit
Photo of Metz


3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

07-07-2012 01:14:15 | More by Metz
Photo of yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-04-2012 23:04:30 | More by yaksurf

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

06-24-2012 18:52:32 | More by TEAMHOLT
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-23-2012 02:21:12 | More by MattGrimes17
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-21-2012 02:42:46 | More by ejh06752
Photo of BeerFMAndy


3.95/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
4.3% ABV, 3 SRM, 15 IBUs.

Thanks for another NC beer Onenote81!

A - Small bubbles float lazily through the crystal clear pale straw yellow beer to a tall stark white head. Great retention leads to slow, sticky-forming rings of dense lacing. A gorgeous and refreshing-looking beer!

S - Husky, grainy pale malt holds down the fort while moderate notes of sweet corn emerge as an adjunct. It's also not insulting to say that this reminds of dumping dry malt extract into boiling wort. Not overly malty by any stretch of the imagination, but also not hoppy. Very light floral notes fall towards the back end.

T - The malt profile seems subsided, allowing spicy and floral noble hop attributes to emerge. That wort-like aroma carries through to the flavor where wheat dry malt extract meets grainy pale malt for a sweet finish kissed by a drop of honey.

M - High carbonation sparkles through the medium-light body as this soft cream ale finishes somewhat dry with just a hint of bitterness, intended more so to balance the sweetness.

O - Carolina Blonde is certainly not a terrible beer, but the smell and aroma keep bringing me back to feeling like I'm drinking an unfermented, carbonated bottle of light wort. Maybe it's aimed to the masses, maybe it's their every day lawnmower beer. All I know is in the end, Foothills' Carolina Blonde is a refreshing beer to kick back with.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 02:19:39 | More by BeerFMAndy
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-12-2012 16:53:22 | More by khargro2
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2.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz Bomber Poured in to pint glass

A: Poured a pale yellow, very clear with visible carbonation. Good fingers worth of head with good lacing.

S: I'm getting a little sweet malt, little grain and just a touch of hops.

T: Little malt, little citrus and a little hops.... Sadly everything is little... Pretty thin.

M: Light bodied with good amount of carbonation, with a smooth finish.

O: I was really hoping for more here, but over all pretty flat. Not bad on a hot day, but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2012 03:09:49 | More by mralphabet
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2.25/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 02:49:13 | More by bum732
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-23-2012 16:37:12 | More by halffull77
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New York

3/5  rDev -3.5%

05-20-2012 23:27:25 | More by jeanphony
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-16-2012 20:07:18 | More by swgwilt
Photo of rangerred


3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear light gold with a tiny head that quickly faded away.

Aroma of hay, grass, and some bready malt. A touch of corn thrown in there too.

The flavor has some corn and cereal grain up front with a bed of breadyness underneath. Grass and hay hops are in there along with a light bitterness and a dry finish.

Overall, a tasty if not slightly boring blonde ale. Although not a lot is going on I couldn't really detect any off flavors and it is quite refreshing. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 23:45:11 | More by rangerred
Photo of TheDinger

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Nice looking beer with a golden straw, hazy look. Apple cider quality with a nice 2 finger pillow off white head. Nose was of orange peel, citrus, biscuits and honey. Not overpowering, but adequate. Taste was similar to the nose with a nice straw, citrus hit on the front and the noble hops add a punch to the end. Not over the top hops, but a good balance. A bit on the sweet side, but again not overpowering. Feel is a bit on the watery side on the front with a good bit of carbonation to add to the dry finish. Overall- A decent Blonde with nice character and very sessionable. A bit on the sweet side which was a distraction for me. Good blend of hops and citrus notes. Not a bad beer, but nothing that stands out as spectacular. Wouldn't turn one down and the low price helps-

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 03:03:49 | More by TheDinger
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North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a clear light yellow with a small (1 finger or less) white frothy head that diminished down to a very thin film and tiny collar creating some fair streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, a grassy hop and a musty cobweb yeast with a hint of corn and not much else.

The taste was a bitter acidic with a pronounced grainy feel from the beginning and finished mildly hoppy with a slight metallic presence at the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a slight bitterness and a mild metallic taste left to linger.

Mouthfeel was very light in body with a watery yet mildly dry texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall a pretty basic brew that was more like a light beer than a Cream Ale, although it did have a decent bitter undertone to it...

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 12:26:12 | More by KajII
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-18-2012 20:39:26 | More by Brewsed
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Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in what appeared to be a weizen glass at the Charlotte airport (long layover). Pours a straw gold with a translucent clarity. Head was half inch, rocky and bright white and eventually settled into a solid skim. Nose is clean and somewhat subdued - primarily biscuity malts and perhaps some citric acid. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is more of a cereal grain presence in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and a clean finish. Overall, not a bad American Blonde. A decent, easy drinking session beer that pairs well with food, but there's nothing overly distinctive about this offering in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2012 23:35:32 | More by Jwale73
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-02-2012 19:06:34 | More by UltimateLivewire
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2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

03-20-2012 22:25:03 | More by lccrunchy
Photo of leokbelo


3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

03-15-2012 02:02:30 | More by leokbelo
Carolina Blonde from Foothills Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.