California Blonde Ale - Eel River Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
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
More User Reviews:
3.44/5 rDev +4.6%
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
3.43/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served on tap in a nonical glass
A - Light copper amber with 1 finger amber head with good retention and good lacing, bubbly head.
S - Faint wheat aroma.
T - Fairly bland wheat backbone with a touch of yeast and breadiness.
M - Light body, moderate-high carbonation, watery.
O - A slightly above average blonde. Once is enough for me.
Serving type: on-tap
06-14-2012 17:02:43 | More by williamjbauer
California Blonde Ale from Eel River Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.