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Honey Blond Ale - Downtown Brewing Co.

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Honey Blond Ale
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Reviews: 3
Hads: 4
Avg: 3.16
pDev: 27.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Downtown Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JayTheFinn on 05-20-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 4
Reviews by JayTheFinn:
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4.31/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had a Honey Blond at their new Santa Barbara location. It was fantastic!

A - Healthy yellow/gold body with plenty of carbonation and a decent head.
S - Sweet, but light honey scent.
T - Lovely. Nice light sweet honey and very light else. No bitterness and the honey is kept from being cloyingly sweet. All over tasty.
M - Light, but not absent. Smooth.
D - Oh so very drinkable. The subtle sweetness makes this easy to sip or gulp. Good with just about any foods I can think of. It'll be tough trying their other taps, cuz I'm gonna wanna get this every dang time I go!

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2.52/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had Honey Blonde today and NOT SO IMPRESSED. Poured a yellow gold like a macro, taste, hops, malt and everything under the sun was missing in this beer. Pure water. This thing was bad froom the mash or something. The nose was good though but the taste was not. Look elsewhere, like toward the IPA or Blueberry Ale.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of bulletrain76
2.22/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Draught at the Santa Barbara location. Dark gold apple juice color with no head. Watery iced tea with plenty of honey in the aroma. The flavor is dominated by the honey, with a slight tea quality as well. Quite sweet, like honey was stirred into the beer, and almost no bitterness. Light and watery body. Wow, this almost doesn't taste at al like beer, but is manageable enough. I don't think I would enjoy a whole pint of this though.

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Honey Blond Ale from Downtown Brewing Co.
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