Carolina Blonde - Foothills Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +24.6%
A buddy of mine somehow scored some of these and was kind enough to pass on along to me. Yeah, it may not come in a CAN, but I am not totally averse to bottled beer.
From the bottle: "Two row barley, a hint of wheat and noble hops make Carolina Blonde exactly what a craft brew American Cream Ale should be. Clean, refreshing flavor. Rich, golden color. Unmistakable smoothness. Brewed right here in NC."
My pour got me a finger of bone-white head with good retention. Color was a pale, light, lemon-yellow with a slight haze. Nose smelled strongly of grassy "noble hops". I love truth in advertising! Mouthfeel was soft, not really thin, nor medium, but more like softened water. I was really feeling the grassy hops on the tongue and wishing that more Cream Ales, especially those of my childhood, could have been/be like this. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing. This would be a wonderful summer beer or a nice break on a day of heavy drinking. If only they would put this in CANs ...
10-21-2012 21:43:28 | More by woodychandler
3.95/5 rDev +26.2%
Appearance: pours a pale golden yellow color with a two finger fluffy head. Nice lace paints the glass.
Smell: some malt sweetness and a bit of lemon zest.
Taste: grainy malt profile with some mild lemon citrus, light fruity tones, and a mild bitterness. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Aftertaste is fairly clean.
Overall: a very easy to drink beer. This is a well done version of the style and anyone who wants to enjoy a cream ale this one will satisfy it.
09-23-2012 18:47:02 | More by Gavage
3.65/5 rDev +16.6%
A: Pale blonde in color with thin white head that lingers briefly.
S: Malt primarily with faint hop aromas
T: Malt sweetness balanced with hop bitterness. No hop taste though, which is appropriate to the style (I think so anyway)
M: Thin with medium carbonation
O: Easy drinking beer. Very crisp and clean but not overly impressive. Would definitely drink it again, yet would want something with more flavor if I'm sharing. Good grilling beer.
08-07-2012 05:25:57 | More by BrianBoruma
2.88/5 rDev -8%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a pale golden color with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Aroma was very subtle, not much there at all, smell was mostly malty sweetness. Taste was balanced, nice hop flavor with a little malt flavor. highly carbonated, but pretty smooth, very light body. It could make a good thirst quenching session beer, but it's still just average.
08-06-2012 21:01:09 | More by scvance
3.38/5 rDev +8%
A: pale yellow, slight gold. Little to No head, clarity is nice
S: some grain, malt sweetness
t: clean, sweet, refreshing, smooth,
M: light bodied and nice carbonation, the wheat gives it a nice smooth feel
O: overall a nice beer, would go down great at the pool
08-01-2012 22:12:54 | More by fields336
3.23/5 rDev +3.2%
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
07-25-2012 05:19:06 | More by UnknownKoger
2.95/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
07-09-2012 21:24:43 | More by Jamesthebrit
Carolina Blonde from Foothills Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.