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Oval Beach Blonde Ale - Saugatuck Brewing Company

Oval Beach Blonde AleOval Beach Blonde Ale

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.29%


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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Reviews by CortexBomb:
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CortexBomb

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'd never heard of Saugatuck Brewing Company before running into this bottle randomly at Goodrich's. Bomber. Blonde Ale...why not?

Suffice to say, I'm extremely impressed by this offering and I'm going to be looking for more by these folks in the future. Beautiful beer all the way around: straw yellow pour with plenty of carbonation. The beer and the aroma are both smoothly malty with a tang that I think is either paradise seed or lemon (possibly both) and a slight woody sour tang at the finish. Fairly complex but not overly so; enough interesting elements to result in a real winner, particularly for the style (which I always keep in mind when I'm rating).

For the style of beer this is about tops of my list. It has enough character to draw you in, but is still smooth drinking, and I could easily see throwing back a few of these sitting on the beach in June.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 18:54:06 | More by CortexBomb
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3/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2014 23:45:09 | More by importedfromdet
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deadchef

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 02:30:06 | More by deadchef
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2.25/5  rDev -33%

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Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Oval Beach Blonde Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.