California Blonde Ale - Eel River Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brown2cu:
2.9/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A: Pours a hazy blonde with a fleeting head. There is a faint ring on the outside of the glass; no lacing.
S: A sweet grainy sweetness topped by a delicate hop aroma. Nothing flashy
T: Tastes like carbonated water that has had grain steeped in it for a couple of minutes. Not a lot of character. There is a soapy bitterness towards the end. Overall it seems to taste like a batch of beginner home brew, not something I would expect from a large brewery.
M: Heavily carbonated, not sure how appropriate it is for the style, but makes for easy drinking.
O: comparable but better than most macro lagers, However, not something I would buy again. I want to give another example of this style a try before I write it off.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2011 01:38:39 | More by brown2cu
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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.