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Oval Beach Blonde Ale - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-27-2007)
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Photo of cbnz
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

cbnz, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of maeak
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
Photo of Arty_Man
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
Photo of AliceG
5/5  rDev +47.1%

love it

AliceG, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Michael914
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Michael914, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Kerry1
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Kerry1, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of superspak
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
Photo of Brenden
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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

clager, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

knot, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of importedfromdet
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nothing to run home about in this beer. Was told it was bitter but was disappointed in said bitterness.

Look is clear, average, watery.

Smells of a typical cheap lager.

Taste is full for a moment of wheat and barley but quickly goes to a dull taste.

Overall it is barely a step up of a regular macro lager in my opinion.

importedfromdet, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of deadchef
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured from a bottle into a pint glass...

a: two finger bright white head. quickly dissipates. crystal clear light straw color.

s: bready, light toast. fresh pale malt. spicy yeast character. very light hop notes.

t: light caramel, pale malt. grainy. light earthy hop taste. short spiciness.

m: medium carbonation. more body from a lighter style than i was expecting. hop bitterness lightly lingers.

o: not an overly exciting beer. i wouldn't turn it down but i certainly wouldn't seek this one out.

deadchef, Feb 13, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

DCdevyl78, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of king75
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got this one in a mixed sixer for a Christmas gift

A- hazy gold yellow with moderate carbonation and little to no lacing. Appears pretty mediocre.
S- It honestly smells like an adjunct lager. Has a metallic smell with traces of corn and a hint of orange zest. Nothing worth remembering
T/M- Has a sweet light malt body with a hint of orange zest barely coming through. A corn like adjunct flavor is present. The mouthfeel is light in the body ending with a sweet, dry ending.

Overall- This is my second time having this beer. The first time I had it on tap it was awful, this time I found it much more enjoyable. Don't get me wrong it is a very mediocre beer that does little to make me want to seek it out. However, it is surprisingly drinkable and would make a descent summer/lawnmower beer.

king75, Jan 21, 2014
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Oval Beach Blonde Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.