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Winkleblink Ale - Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks

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Winkleblink Ale
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 5.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This light colored ale gains its subtle, bread-like flavor from a balance of gently kilned malted barley and choice malted wheat. A restrained addition of hops, contributes a pleasingly delicate floral aroma.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 04-20-2008)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

Had on tap at pub served in a pint glass

Appearance – Pale straw color with a large had that faded fast after serving leaving almost no lacing

Smell - A very light hop aroma of pine and citrus are present. Some wheat and a bit of biscut work their way through.

Taste – Very light and crisp. Wheat and a light amount sweetness coming in a bit later in the taste profile. There is a bit of citrus that lingers throughout the tasting experience.

Mouthfeel – Light and crisp (just as with the taste). The carbonation is on par for its style.

Overall – A very easy to down brew. Not the most flavorful, but would be very nice for a nice summer day.

01-27-2012 01:55:31 | More by Darkmagus82
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

A growler filled last weekend at the brewpub. A destination that is a nice gem on the long way home from PSU.

A: The ale, a blonde ale with a portion of wheat, is golden yellow and crystal clear. If I didn't know better, I'd call it a macro lager. A white head, over two fingers, with the first two pours (even overflowing on one of them). Lacing is sparse.

S: The nose is very light, grainy without much of a strong aftersniff (yeah, I just made that one up, I think). There is a soft citric wheat aroma running around too. Light and refreshing are the key take-aways.

T: Much like the nose, a mild but flavorful ale. The grains are light, pale with biscuity sweetness. Wheat is present too, adding a dry citric flavor that has a lemony tinge. Despite the mildness, the ale has quite a bit going on. Hops aren't in for very much, behind the scenes in a supporting role. The finish is lightly sweet with lemon and white grapes.

M: The mouthfeel is just right, the carbonation supporting the mild fruitiness of each sip. A well-made blonde ale.

10-01-2011 20:18:26 | More by akorsak
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

A-Golden straw yellow with a thin white head that reduces to a thin veil and leaves spotty lace.

S-Biscuit/bready malt with just a touch of citrus in the background.

T-Light bisciuty malt up front with a crisp citrus hop bite. All rather simple and light.

M-Light bodied, crisp and very easy to drink.

D-A nice crisp refreshing session brew. A good offering to those hope to change over from BMC people! Also, a nice one to toss a few down after a hike on this brews nearby namesake, Winkleblecht Mountain.

07-16-2009 17:38:14 | More by Deuane
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Keebler72

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%

On tap at Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks on 3/27/09.

A - The Winkleblink Ale has a pale gold appearance and starts with a one-finger white fluffy head. It left a nice lacing on the glass...even after I had finished it.

S - A pleasant, slightly sweet, bready aroma.

T - As with the aroma, it has an upfront bready quality, with a subtle sweetness to it. Light maltiness, with subtle hops notes.

M - Medium body with a nice amount of carbonation.

D - I found this Blonde Ale to be a very accessible brew...and very drinkable. This would be an excellent crossover beer for someone who is new to the world of craft brewing.

I found this blonde ale to drink a lot like a lager...as it is nicely balanced, with very subtle hops notes.

The Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks brew a nice selection of solid beers...and I liked the Winkleblink Ale so much that I left with a new growler of it.

03-28-2009 19:27:33 | More by Keebler72
Winkleblink Ale from Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
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