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Blonde Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pentathlete on 11-27-2005

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 34
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Wheat colored with just a bit of a haze; a 1/2-finger head
S: Generic grain, a hint of lemon
T: Light, wheat, grain, citrus
M: Light-bodied, a touch of pleasant carbonation
O: Reading the style description I guess this fits, but IMO it could use just a small hops addition to liven things up.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

We got off to in inauspicious start, spilling the two-finger head as I walked upstairs. To me, the least interesting of the Mt. Carmels I’ve quaffed in the last few years.

STYLE: American Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.5%

LOOK: Creamy head that met an unfortunate fate on the third step up. Golden, light, clean, with a bit of BMC look too it. Carbonation is just right for this style.

NOSE: Cheerios, simple malt, raw corn, lacks depth.

MOUTH: Lagerish, clean, neutral grains, lacks mouthfeel. More canned than anything. What few hops you get with the finish are unremarkable in their ability to carry floral or more interesting notes.

BA Rating: 83

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3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow with a thick one finger head. Really nice looking beer.

The aroma has a decent amount of lemon along with some light bread.

The flavor is honestly a little dull with just a faint hint of lemon, peach, and bubblegum. Really no grain flavor at all. A moderate bitterness lingers throughout but all other flavors are gone halfway through the taste. Nice, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, an ok brew that is definitely quite drinkable. Flavors are just a tad too dull for me, though.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle to the glass pours golden beer with a thick, sudsy head. A sweet, lemony aroma hits the nose with notes of cereal and cream. Flavors of buttery dough and spiced lemon with an aftertaste of cream. Something about this beer reminds me of lemon cookies. Another unique and enjoyable creation by Mt. Carmel.

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Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed golden yellow color. Aggressive pour yielded only one finger of frothy head. Retention was subpar and no lacing was left.

4.0 S: Sweet neutral maltiness with bubblegum and peachy fruitiness notes. Lemongrass. Dank, earthy hops. I've never smelled anything quite like this. At first whiff I was somewhat appalled with what I found, but it quickly grew on me. Truly unique.

4.0 T: The bubblegum and lemon grass follow into the taste and gain some strength. Very light bitterness with earthy hop flavor. Light fruits, though not as peachy as the nose suggests. Light graininess and light neutral malt sweetness, which is in good balance with the hops.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy for what it is and super smooth.

4.0 D: Color me impressed. This was a solid and quite interesting brew. I recommend this for anyone who likes easy drinking brews with seemingly strange flavor profiles.

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nosed - light lemony and wheatful....

mouthed...bubble gummy...some lemon...decent amount of carbonation...tastes kinda like a lemon soda...without sugar...crisp and clean...not a tremendous beer but a solid drinker....dare i say refreshing?

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to Ryan011235 for this 12 ounce bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip. Slightly hazy dull gold body with a generous cap of bright white head. Good retention and a fair amount of sticky lacing.

Unfortunately, things go downhill from there. Nose is exceedingly tame, mild canned corn sweetness, a touch doughy. Carbonation is light and the body is rather thickish and plodding, not a great match for the relative lack of flavor. A touch of lemon to balance out the corn sweetness. Hints of soap and a slightly 'off' toasted flavor I can't quite put my finger on. More like a slight step up from a macro than the crisp, clean, delicate profile required of a decent blonde ale.

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Blonde Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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