California Blonde Ale - Eel River Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TeeCee:
3.2/5 rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Quick review: I get more enjoyment from a Budweiser. But I think this may be old stock.
This beer happened to be at Dorignac's one visit. It's one of several beers that have come onto our scene recently unannounced.
I poured it into an American style pint glass hard enough to produce ~3" of head, which quickly dissipated leaving little behind. I can swirl it and produce some tight-knit foam which also dissipates on short order. The body is a shade or two towards brown going from Honey.
Malty on the nose with something else like peanuts. A little funky as it warms up.
Drinking it, I can't really taste the maltiness or peanuts I was smelling. The taste is a bit thin. It also almost takes like someone was smoking cigarettes when they brewed this beer. I get all kinds of bittering hops as I drink it, but not so much of anything piney or flowery.
Medium to thin in the mouth. No carbonation to add to it. This beer is rather uneventful in the mouthfeel department.
I could drink several of these if it was what was around, but I'd prefer something with more to it. I'm not saying I'd take a Heineken over this.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2009 23:11:03 | More by TeeCee
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3.44/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Bulldog Brewery in Murrieta, CA.
Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a subdued smell and better taste.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2013 01:15:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
California Blonde Ale from Eel River Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.