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Isabella Blonde - Kern River Brewing Company

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-01-2007)
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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dtmets84:
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dtmets84

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured into my HF snifter.

Pour a 1inch head with a decent lacing

light hoppy notes with some grass nothing too remarkable

very light in the mouth feel with some carbonation.

Easy drinking for a hot summer day

Decent offering from Kern I personally would not seek it out again

08-26-2012 00:06:28 | More by dtmets84
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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-01-2013 04:39:25 | More by aquazr1
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Arizona

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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%

Reviewed from notes, drank about 2 months ago, cheers to BitterbBill for this one!

Pours an effervescent straw/blonde with a finger of pearl white head. Stays effervescent throughout & keeps ab amoeba like head structure. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassy, bready & with hints of lemon

T: Dryness, lemony hops up front. Grainy bready as this warms, plus fruittyness & dryness.
Finishes with juicy grain, some grassyness & a touch of coriander???

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation & great balance

Super sessionability that harkens back to many nice golden ales I drank in the 90s (many of these breweries are no more). Well done Kern River!

09-10-2009 03:25:29 | More by russpowell
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Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-01-2014 23:08:22 | More by BeerRunner
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HalfFull

California

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

From a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass, this brew pours golden in color and with a light haze. A thin cap of foam is short lived, settling to a surface cap/ring in a minute or so. Rather clear in the end.

Some light hops on the nose as well as a good dose of light and nondescript malts. More hops later on. Rather nice for the style yet somewhat of an aberration of sorts. Interesting nonetheless and without the chalky notes often present.

Taste is moderate and smooth, with a relatively full body on the finish, particularly given the light color of the brew. Nice and dry on the finish per se, yet hmmm. Bit spicy on the close.

An easy drinking beer with a bit of citrus spice and a good dose of hops as well.

09-24-2009 06:32:56 | More by HalfFull
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California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-07-2013 07:35:44 | More by GRG1313
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-17-2013 02:37:07 | More by n2185
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California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-09-2013 16:15:02 | More by Topher78
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California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-19-2014 17:27:45 | More by mrcraft
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RaulMondesi

California

3.59/5  rDev -3%

Raul indulged on some of this bro lager because the homie next to him ordered it. Now, obvi Blondes aren't Raul's thang (hoodrats too - Raul just doesn't dig em!) - anyway...

Like Charlize Theron, it's ok for what it is, but Raul wouldn't want to take it home to mama. Decent color, taste is grassy like a Texas knoll... Aite, but never again.

Bye bye!

05-10-2013 02:44:44 | More by RaulMondesi
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California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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01-03-2012 08:34:52 | More by MrHirschybar
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%

Thanks to bitterbill for this 22 oz. bottle!

Pours almost all foam at first. It does settle pretty quickly though, revealing a slightly hazed golden yellow body with a spots of lacing.

The smell is grainy, slightly nutty/almondy with a hint of tea-like spicing.

The taste of mildly sweet grainy maltiness, with a hint of nut, blends with a touch of tea-like hops that give it a dry, thirst-quenching finish.

Carbonation is on the aggressive side, producing a rather foamy feel.

Not a bad thirst-quencher. Carbonation a but strong, but a refreshing brew overall with a nice balance to it.

10-08-2009 23:26:36 | More by jwc215
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California

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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rand

California

4.16/5  rDev +12.4%

From 22oz bottle to stein glass

A: The brew is straw-yellow in color, cloudy and effervescent, and forms a frothy, pillowy 2-inch head on a gentle poor. A good deal of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

S: The nose yields notes of honey-sweet pastries blended with earthy, floral hops, surrounded by a crisp, cracker-y overtone.

T: The malt-forward flavors follow the nose - a nice balance of slightly-sweet malts and floral hops. The brew has a well-rounded palate that finishes short and sweet.

M: Light and bubbly, with enough of an oily-slick mouthfeel to keep these tossing back.

I've been drinking Kern brew for awhile but never got around to trying this. Blondes are not my go-to style, and Kern's IPA's are so delicious and hard to get that I've never really seen the point in drinking this. But with hop-indulgence I've been doused myself in (thanks to the latest Citra release), this was surprisingly refreshing. A great beer for lunch or tailgating.

02-06-2013 06:21:38 | More by rand
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New York

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Isabella Blonde from Kern River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.