Finnegans Blonde Ale - Finnegans Inc.
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Reviews by NuclearDolphin:
3.03/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Poured into a Pint Glass; Comes in a Summit Bottle as it is Contract Brewed and Bottled by Summit
Appearance - Dark Yellow/Straw color with a mildly hazy look. Head pours around 1 finger in width and has quite a bit of carbonation going on as well.
Smell - Corn, Barley, Yeasts, and Cereal Grains. It's got a malt sweetness to it, and a slight cardboard scent to it. My senses, so far, are telling me that this smells suspiciously like an adjunct lager.
Taste - Yeasts, Barley and Malts. Flavors really do not get much simpler than this, this may be right along the lines of New Glarus' Totally Naked ale. However, it is a decent tasting beer than tastes alot better than it smells. It isn't what I would call rich, but it gets the job done.
Mouthfeel - Body is light, but feels alot heavier than it is due to the very strong carbonation. I definitely would've liked the carbonation to be taken down a few (or ten) notches, because it gets in the way when drinking.
Overall - The flavor is alright, but the mouthfeel needs some serious work. I see good potential in this beer, but fix the palate and we'll be good
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 06:21:56 | More by NuclearDolphin
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served on-draught into a hefeweissbier glass at the Buffalo Wild Wings in the Mall of America. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of beige colour, nice cream and thickness, and good retention. Body colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing and vibrant.
Sm: Pale malts, honey, crisp barley and some straw. A moderate strength aroma.
T: Crisp full barley, pale malts, honey, light floral hopping, and hints of citrus. Quite balanced, crisp, and tasty. Not very complex, but effective and refreshing. I like it. Lacks subtlety. No yeast or alcohol comes through.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Crisp and refreshing. Good thickness and carbonation.
Dr: Quite drinkable and refreshing. I could finish a six pack of this. A tasty draught beer, but not one worth seeking out. Held back by its simplicity. A success in the style.
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2012 00:30:52 | More by kojevergas
2.7/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow orange, and smells like bread and grain and caramel. Taste is fine, but watery, and sweet and malty and not very bitter. Mouthfeel is fine, and carbonation low to moderate. I'm bored with this one too. Don't really know why, just bored. Just bored.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2012 23:22:18 | More by Bitter_Echo
Finnegans Blonde Ale from Finnegans Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.