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Oval Beach Blonde Ale - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-27-2007)
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4.56/5  rDev +34.1%

verticalted, Tuesday at 01:38 AM
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

HarmonMW, Oct 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Mikexw, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -8.2%

bwarren82, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Subliminal64, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Mark88, Sep 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

gater_ade, Sep 23, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

MooseWiersma, Sep 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

cbnz, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Light, crisp blonde ale. Refreshing and comes in cans too, perfect for summer days on the beach

maeak, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

This is a really good Blond Ale. Been drinking it a lot this summer. I have been getting it mostly in the 16 oz.cans but they are hard to find. Most of what is available is in bottles. Smooth and refreshing as they say.

Arty_Man, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

love it

AliceG, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Michael914, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Kerry1, Aug 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/3/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, slight pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast fruitiness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast fruitiness; with a crisp and balanced finish with no cloying flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good American blonde ale. All around good robustness and balance of pale/bready malt, earthy hop, and light yeast fruitiness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

bulldogops, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Hrodebert, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

BeerOps, Jul 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

psmith161, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Schmuckles, Jun 16, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew itself is a dark gold color, bright and polished. The head, pure white, is too spritzy to keep up for long. It makes the effort, but fades fast, leaves just a little, and deposits light spotting.
Malts are dry in the nose, crackery and wheat-like, with a musty earth quality and fruity sort of sweetness. A faint hint of leaf offers a light counter.
The taste still has the dry malts, which go grainy into the middle, the dusty earth filling in from front to back, and the sweetness going more like honey. A little bitterness eases into the finish.
The body is light but crispness keeps up the impression of firmness. It comes to feel a little thinner in the middle, but finishes well with a lingering semi-dryness and light bitterness following through with the sweetness.

Brenden, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Peanut2074, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

trebud, Jun 08, 2014
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Oval Beach Blonde Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.