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Oval Beach Blonde Ale - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.99%
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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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-05-2012 15:48:40 | More by DMarlinJ
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psmith161

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

07-08-2014 13:13:29 | More by psmith161
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2014 21:08:10 | More by Schmuckles
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Brenden

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: can

06-14-2014 13:17:13 | More by Brenden
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Peanut2074

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-13-2014 03:02:00 | More by Peanut2074
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trebud

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2014 20:54:43 | More by trebud
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amalburg

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2014 15:51:55 | More by amalburg
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Filabee

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -33%

04-05-2014 17:55:26 | More by Filabee
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clager

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-04-2014 00:31:10 | More by clager
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knot

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-23-2014 19:10:33 | More by knot
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importedfromdet

Michigan

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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DCdevyl78

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -33%

01-30-2014 02:18:38 | More by DCdevyl78
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king75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:46:54 | More by king75
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GRFounder

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-24-2013 01:11:12 | More by GRFounder
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

12-06-2013 03:11:24 | More by Drk93TT
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.7%

11-27-2013 20:45:10 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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Mxsluis

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

11-13-2013 01:52:10 | More by Mxsluis
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-06-2013 00:54:33 | More by Zone_Fighter
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.7%

09-17-2013 23:21:49 | More by BlissJunkie
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-30-2013 13:30:14 | More by tommy5
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gopens44

Virginia

3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Straight up golden yellow with a big old white foamy head that fizzes away pretty quick. nose is pretty malty but the same malt character gives way to some bitterness. I'm a little surprised that this beer has as much body as it does. Fairly decent finish for a good yet utilitarian beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 20:24:48 | More by gopens44
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-16-2013 00:48:24 | More by bluerabbit
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laxer8811

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-14-2013 23:41:09 | More by laxer8811
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Jas45678

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-14-2013 03:23:58 | More by Jas45678
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Oval Beach Blonde Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.