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Island Mesa Blonde - Kannah Creek Brewing Company

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Island Mesa Blonde
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 6.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kannah Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2005)
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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very clear golden color with a slight white frothy head.

S - Very light malt character, clean and crisp.

T - Clean and wheaty, a slight hop flavor and a good balance of bitterness.

M - Light bodied, good carbonation, and crisp.

This beer was a pretty good beer for style, it was refreshing, clean, and crisp, pretty close to what I would expect a blonde to be.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2008 15:15:45 | More by donaldchapman
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-08-2014 02:10:59 | More by Haybeerman
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

an english style blonde ale? okay, sure. this is a clearish pale straw colored brew with a ton of carbonation rising several inches in the glass and not really relenting much. the nose is english ale yeast and a lot of malt, more than wheat or pale even, almost a toasty copper note to this, similar to some others they make out there. the flavor matches the nose, really intense grain flavors for such a pale beer, and the yeast makes it seem heavier too. not totally sure this would do what i want a summer seasonal to do for me, but i dont at all dislike it. its just sort of average all the way around even though it is a style bender. huge carbonation levels lighten it up a bit, but its just sort of weird conceptually. not my favorite, but i appreciate it for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 02:23:47 | More by StonedTrippin
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-23-2013 18:49:13 | More by LXIXME
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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straw colored with not much head.

Smell: Light, bready aroma.

Taste: Tart with a mild grain flaver, like cheerios.

Mouthfeel: Medium carboantion, tart finish.

Drinkability: By itself it was good but with a little pizza it was much better. A good beer for appetizers.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2011 21:39:11 | More by cyrock1
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3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I will start by saying that this review is coming off of a keg I purchased for St. Pattie's Day and installed into my new kegarator. I choose a Belgian-style belled beer glass for my review.

The color of this beer is very pale golden, like many very-light tasting beers, likewise it is very clear. The head is bright white, frothy and leaves ample lacing.

This beer smells very light and a little-bit grainy with a hint of lemony-citrus. At the brewpub they serve this beer ultra-wicked-cold and in that state it is quite refreshing. I served it about 45f and as it warmed from that ther was a bit more hop complexity that came out. It was nice.

The taste is also slightly grainy and has a hint of citrus. As for the claimed style, the brewery has 'English-style' Blonde as its designation, for what its worth. I would say it is amongst the very lightest micro/craft beers I have tried, and is so without any note of cleanser or anything else nasty in the taste.

The mouthfeel is good with a medium body and a decent amount of carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Drinkability could be higher if the beer were just a bit more interesting or complex, but it is good or I would not have bought a whole keg (5gal size).

All in all a good light beer, though I am not sure of the ABV or the caloric content so maybe its not 'light' at all. It is truly a marvel of lightness nin its realm.


Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2010 02:17:59 | More by meeekyh
Island Mesa Blonde from Kannah Creek Brewing Company
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