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Oval Beach Blonde Ale - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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78
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 02-27-2007

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Photo of Redrover
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz longneck with freshness dating. Poured into a shaker, the beer is gold with a skim of white head. I notice really large carbonation bubbles.

Beer has an aroma of grains and floral hops.

The taste leads with some sweet, cracker light malts. There is some mild hoping and bit of grass in the finish. I think this one hits the style pretty well.

The mouth is straight-up mid-level. I expected a bit more crispness given the big bubbles, but that is not the case.

This is a good cross-over beer as there are some nice elements but they are subdued and won’t scare a new craft drinker away.

Photo of tschultz
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carlmoberg
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of pererfromtheinternet
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of verticalted
4.56/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of HarmonMW
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Mikexw
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of bwarren82
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Subliminal64
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Mark88
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gater_ade
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MooseWiersma
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of cbnz
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of maeak
4.5/5  rDev +32%

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

Photo of Arty_Man
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

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.

Photo of AliceG
5/5  rDev +46.6%

love it

Photo of Michael914
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Kerry1
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of psmith161
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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Oval Beach Blonde Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.