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California Blonde Ale - Eel River Brewing Co.

California Blonde AleCalifornia Blonde Ale

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%


Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.62% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2003)
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. No stamped date.

Appearance - Loose, frothy two-finger white head after a vigorous pour. Cloudy gold body with a touch of bronze. Head has good stick and decent retention.

Smell - Sweet candied sugar. Pixie Stix and apple juice.

Taste - Dusty dry front. Some mild hop and alcohol. Mild maltiness in the otherwise clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied. Somewhat solvent and acidic. Head offers some creamy frothiness. Sort of refreshing.

Overall Drinkability - Inoffensive. Light. Unchallenging. But I suppose you don't usually get much better than this if you're going all out organic.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 00:15:38 | More by ZenAgnostic
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S - Faint wheat aroma.

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California Blonde Ale from Eel River Brewing Co.
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