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Finnegans Blonde Ale - Finnegans Inc.

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KarlHungus on 03-22-2012

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 11
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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl.
A: Straw with a slight haze, ½” white foam cap, some lace.
S: Bread and yeast nose, not much fruit, faint hop citrus.
T: Begins with malty biscuit flavors and finishes with a moderately high hop bitterness.
F: Tastes thin and watery, medium high carbonation.
O: Strikes me as somewhat uninspired.

Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big four finger white head with good retention. Leaves lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bready aroma with some pale malts and hints of caramel and biscuit. Good amount of wheat grains. Decent spicy scent coming from some noble hops. Also a little grassy smelling. A laid back aroma but solid for its style.

Taste: A bready saltine cracker like taste with pale malts and wheat grains. Nice hop presence for the style with some quite noticeable noble and grassy hops. Tastes somewhat sweet but the spice from the hops balances it out.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a carbonation on the higher end of medium. Crisp and tingly. Very smooth and easy drinking.

Overall: A pretty solid take on the style. Malt driven but balanced well by the spicy hops. A nice option when you want something light.

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thank you goes out to cpolking for sending this beer, Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, and biscuits. Taste is the same, lots of malts, a bit bready, a touch of hops are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is an easy drinking summertime beer.

Photo of MNAle
2.94/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale golden color, off-white head. Nice, if a bit subtle, aroma. Light taste. Easy drinking and refreshing. Crisp. Low-ish ABV makes this a great summer hanging out in the back yard beer. With a blonde ale, you should know what you are getting, and not down-rate it because it is not an IPA or whatever your favorite is… light, crisp, refreshing, not bitter. Nice example of the style.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of bready malt with a hint of spicy hops underneath. The taste is grassy with a spicy noble hops character, and some bready malt balancing things out. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with appropriately high carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice beer that I would happily drink again. It is a good example of what blonde ales can be.

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

B-

Photo of garymuchow
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light soft kinda' sweet malt that's a little bready with a slight zing of yeast.
Head was rather short lived. Yellow gold and quite clear.
Again with the soft bready malt flavor, but also a quite tasty bite of hop. Finishes with more hops flavors and lingering bitterness that has is decently appealing. Mellow yeast flavors blend in nicely. Malt flavors increase some as warms, but still stays balanced.
A little more carbonation that I'd prefer, but within reasonable bounds. This also adds some body and softness to an overall lighter beer, but not too light.
Overall a perfectly fine drinkable beer. It won't WOW anyone, but would work well in the summer for both flavor and thirst quenching.

Photo of Bitter_Echo
2.73/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Photo of drpimento
2.06/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mmm, man, I guess. Served at a nice temperature with a smallish, off-white head that slowly settles and some lace. Color is a clear amber with some large bubble trails. Aroma is malt and corn. Flavor’s like nose, sweet and carbonic tang up front and then - nothing. Somewhere there’s a hint of bitter, but it’s well disguised. Body is good in itself, but i know it’s from stacked sugars; however, the carbonation at least cuts through it in good fashion. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and totally forgettable.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.98/5  rDev -12.9%
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

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled last night while grillin' some T-bones and corn on 4/20/15. Comes in a 12 ounce can from Finnegans Inc. (Contract brewed and canned by Summit Brewing Company) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CHEER'S-BOSTON" handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a golden-yellow in color with a good 2-finger white foamy head that stayed around for a good 5 mins. A good amount of sticky lacing was seen when sipped, that really surprised me of how much actually. The aroma is of yeast and grains for the most part with a hint of lemon zest (?). The taste is pretty close to the nose with some hop bitterness for the finish also. The bitterness didn't last long though and was drinkable. This style of brew isn't one of my favorites though I will say and probably better on tap. Lighter to medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall it was OK and probably better on tap.

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Finnegans Blonde Ale from Finnegans Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.