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Sheet Metal Blonde - Barley Island Brewing Company

Sheet Metal BlondeSheet Metal Blonde

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78
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.51%


Brewed by:
Barley Island Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 07-02-2004)
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very hazy and fairly light, dirty-yellow witbeer with very little head. Smells are lemonpepper and musty clove. Taste is very nice. Starts out with astringent citrus flavor, some metallic hop bitter, and closes with spice that serves to darken the taste and plays well against the creeping acidity. Orange flavor is very hidden till the end, and that subtlety is welcome. Mouthfeel stings a bit because of the high effervescence and acidity combined. As things get a little warmer and flatter, this beer really gets much nicer. That metallic bitter is mostly gone, the spices become a little more complex, and the whole backend is cradled by a warm soft orange. Awesomely tastey tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel becomes way nicer. Definately let this one sit abit and you'll enjoy it more.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2006 04:12:21 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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When all is said and done, it looks the part of a wit. Lemonade yellow, cloudy, and bubbles forming non-stop from the bottom. As mentioned, the head is really over the top. Bright white, bubbles of all shapes and sizes, major retention and an agent orange sticky lace.

Scents of straw, cut grass, spices, honey and citrus fruits emanate from the head.

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Sheet Metal Blonde from Barley Island Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.