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Checker Cab Blonde Ale - Chelsea Brewing Company

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Checker Cab Blonde AleChecker Cab Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

40 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chelsea Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 10-16-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear blond colour with a nice yet thin white lace. Doughy malt, spicy hop and very crisp. Touch of grape from the malt shows the use of imported malt. Spiciness of the hops gives just enough bite to clean the palate.

A tasty light brew, a great choice when starting off with some apps.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2002 14:33:25 | More by Jason
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -7.7%

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Brazil

3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy amber color with a thin and thick head with low retention
Light aroma of pineapple and sweet pale ale malt.
Flavor of herbal hops, biscuit malt, with some papaya, and pineapple and lemon citrusy. Mildly bitter and dry aftertaste.
Watery body with low carbonation.
Refreshing flavor, very sessionable. A bit dull, though. Brewery says Kolsch, which makes more sense, although the name is misleading.

Serving type: on-tap

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New York

3.25/5  rDev 0%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2013 01:08:16 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-18-2013 20:55:54 | More by spw109
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-11-2013 16:25:52 | More by mdfb79
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

06-25-2013 18:51:44 | More by petermethot
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.7%

04-29-2013 23:00:54 | More by CADMixes
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-01-2013 05:26:22 | More by GeoffreyM
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New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

10-24-2012 21:41:29 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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California

3/5  rDev -7.7%

09-10-2012 03:13:46 | More by t0rin0
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-03-2012 03:40:04 | More by jnardone235
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at House of Brews in NYC. The beers is transparent and light golden yellow colored. The aroma is mild, with a touch of grain and lemon. Ok flavor with a touch of lemon rind in the finish. Light bitterness throughout. Light in body and refreshing. Overall, eh...

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 17:01:37 | More by Huhzubendah
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Kent Ale House in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with significant amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a thin white had that reduces to a patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Dominant aroma is that of sweet grainy malts. There is just a little subtle hint of skunk in the nose as well.

T: The flavor of this beer is grainy/cracker malts with some light grassy hops. There is a light amount of bitterness which lingers and just a hint of citrus.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: This beer seems to be more of a kolsch than a blonde ale - very easy to drink and sessionable, especially on a hot summer day. Enjoyable but nothing special.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 14:37:37 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Kent Ale House, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down leaving a large ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of sweet grainy malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of grainy malts along with some hints of bitterness and citrus.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to taste a little more like a kölsch compared to a blonde ale. It’s easy to drink, especially if you are looking for something light-bodied on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 01:01:25 | More by metter98
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.7%

07-12-2012 21:23:53 | More by rolltide8425
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.7%

02-03-2012 16:27:06 | More by RoryOMoore
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a couple fresh pints at the Stagshead in Midtown. This actually seems like a fine example of the style. It even reminded me a bit of a good English bitter.

Upfront there's a clean, light toasty white bread note with a little sour cherry flavor to complement the malts. There's a nice, mild citrus hops kick to the finish to provide balance. Overall a fine beer, though I can understand how it wouldn't satisfy a lot of beer geeks or hop heads.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2011 13:57:06 | More by tempest
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap last night at one of the House of Brews in midtown. Seeing that I can't get this beer in Jersey and it's was one of the few on tap there that I hadn't had, I figured I'd give it a crack. This was listed on the menu as a Kolsch but after seeing how light and malty this was, I could see why this would be classified as such.

Light pour to this - just like straw with not much of a head and hardly any lacing to be seen. Very malty with grape, apple, and pear flavors with a grassy aftertaste. This went down easily but not in the good sense. The carbonation was nearly nonexistent and since there was *some* body here, this didn't fall into the category of the mass-market brews or summer ales that are light as water. That being said, there wasn't any sweetness, bread, or complex fermentation in the mouthfeel. Just beer that went down without much thought or effort, with only a hint of alcohol to be found.

Sure, I could have had lots of pints of this but one was enough to give me an idea of what this beer was about. Sure this may be enough to refresh someone on a hot day and introduce them as to what's possible with beer but I felt like this was a missed opportunity. If this was a bit more carbonated, crisp, and filling, it could stand out from other lighter beers. I'd sooner have a Sam Adams Noble Pils than this and this is one beer that I'll probably not be hailing again anytime in the near future.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 05:36:28 | More by JerzDevl2000
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vfgccp

New York

3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

- Free sample at a Chelsea Brewing tasting. Special thanks to Big Z's in Huntington NY -

A - Pale, clear gold. White head settles quickly.

S - Bright, clean lemon and light malt.

T - Crisp lemon rind. Touch of pith. Light water cracker.

M - Light, semi-watery body.

O - Not bad. Good drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2011 18:30:39 | More by vfgccp
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LordSMAF

New Jersey

1.78/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours light yellow with little head and no lacing.

S - Very faint malts. Little aroma to tempt the senses.

T - Light and bland. Slight malt taste.

M - I've seen other reviews saying this was overly carbonated - I found just the opposite. There was too little carbonation. Perhaps that was the fault of the bar/keg rather than of the brewer.

D - I've come to expect much more out of blonde ales. I didn't find this refreshing or interesting at all.

I'm really shocked at the positive reviews for this beer. Maybe this one falls on dirty lines and a somewhat flat keg?

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2011 00:45:42 | More by LordSMAF
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Checker Cab Blonde Ale from Chelsea Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.