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Natural Blonde - Mash House Restaurant & Brewery, The

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Natural Blonde
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BA SCORE
79
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mash House Restaurant & Brewery, The visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2003)
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-27-2013 03:12:05 | More by Chaney
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +10.1%

On tap at Tribeca Tavern in Raleigh

A - clear gold with a huge amount of carbonation rising to meet the thin, white layer of head

S - cereal grains, grassy

T - grasy, lightly malty, little bread

M - light bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is definitely a brewpubs response to an American Light Lager. It's flavorful, light bodied, and very sessionable. It's malty but there is little hop character for balance. Worth a try if you want something light, but if you're looking for flavor, grab one of their other more full-flavored offerings.

09-21-2012 22:35:47 | More by tdm168
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-11-2013 15:29:04 | More by KevinGordon
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured on-tap at The Mash House and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, golden coloring with a wispy, white, filmy head. Nose of toast and floral highlights, but light. Flavors are tangy sweet, with a toasty backbone, and hints of caramel and butter. The beer becomes very sweet as you go. Smooth bodied and light, with a subtly, tangy aftertaste. Smooth, clean finish. Drinkable, but nothing remarkable as Blondes go.

03-15-2014 00:39:05 | More by GarthDanielson
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -21.1%

Appearance: clear light yellow in color with a wispy head. Few carbonation bubbles are slow to rise to the surface. No lacing develops.

Smell: I could not determine any aroma with this beer.

Taste: hint of malt sweetness, some grass, mild green grapes sweetness, and little bitterness. Bland and dull.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp from start to finish. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: a very dull beer that bores one quickly. Go for the stout or IPA.

08-14-2009 19:16:17 | More by Gavage
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

10-10-2013 16:38:10 | More by harpus
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JHendu

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +7%

11-29-2012 01:33:14 | More by JHendu
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%

The beer arrived on the table clear pale straw with zero head...none, nada.

The aroma was slight light caramel sweetness and no hop flavor, but a very slight fruitiness.

The flavor was slightly sweet and slightly grainy with a low honey sweetness flavor (no honey listed as being used) and a low fruit flavor.

The finish was dry with a slight low grainy flavor that diminished quickly. The body was medium light. A very easy to drink beer, but very boring at the same time.

On tap at the Brewpub. 4.5% ABV, 8 IBU.

07-20-2005 18:28:59 | More by GCBrewingCo
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Braudog

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev +0.3%

Sampled at the brewpub, this is light yellow and quite bubbly, yet there’s no head. There’s little aroma, maye a little corn starch. The lavor is lightly malty and sweet, butnot too biscuity and without any starches. Pretty good Koelsch-style brew. (#2802, 4/21/07)

04-24-2007 19:07:38 | More by Braudog
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EricMichael

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

03-05-2012 02:00:36 | More by EricMichael
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Eriehle

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +7%

12-05-2012 01:20:25 | More by Eriehle
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.33/5  rDev +1.8%

Served on-tap at Bogart's in Raleigh, NC.

The pint glass was filled with a semi-attractive, clear golden brew submerged beneath a thin wisp of fluffy off-white head. The aroma was more than I expected, bringing notes of wheat, egg white, and a hint of grass. Nothing extravagant, but a fairly decent nose on this Blonde.

The flavor wasn't much of an improvement, sadly, as all I could really detect was a slight hint of tropical fruits, crystal malts, and a kiss of wheat. The mouthfeel was light, crisp, and nicely carbonated...bubbly enough to get the palate envigorated. Still though, I feel like this beer would've benefitted from having a meal paired with it. Standing alone at Bogart's, however, it fell flat. Thank god Mash House started producing their IPA again...that saved my palate from mediocrity tonight.

09-28-2008 06:14:11 | More by wagenvolks
Natural Blonde from Mash House Restaurant & Brewery, The
79 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.