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Blonde Ambition - Great South Bay Brewery

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2010)
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Photo of BMoldy

New York

2.15/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on-tap at Porter's in Bellport.

Unimpressive pale gold with good clarity and a thin white head that I'll chalk up to the bartender. Decent lacing. Big buttered popcorn smell with faint toasted malt behind. The taste is similar but worse, with an oily mouthfeel in the finish. Good carbonation and fine body, but it was hard to focus on it while I was trying to block out the taste.

Big quality control issue (diacetyl?) with this keg. I'll probably contact the brewery tomorrow, since the general agreement seems to be that this isn't normally a bad beer. A sad way to break into a new brewery though, that's for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 04:10:51 | More by BMoldy
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at finney's on fire island. Brew arrived with a clear gokden color and a thin frothy white head. Really nice sweetness. Very tasty smelling. Almost a bit of lavender in the smell. Taste is equally impressive. Again nice sweetness, malt heavy. Finishes a tad nitter. Smooth and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 17:10:43 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of washburnkid

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Sometimes, simple is better. Light golden with a sizable froth of white. Aromas are super fruity, and the taste follows suit. Stone fruit bouquet, very sweet, a light bitterness at the back. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Simple, but good. I'd definitely reach for this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 15:25:36 | More by washburnkid
Photo of plaid75

New York

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Good Life, Massapequa Park, NY.

Poured a light copper hue with a whispy foam cap.

The smell featured apricot and a doughy malt.

The taste was fruity (apricots mostly) with a light breadiness and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical if the style with subtle carbonation.

Overall an interesting and fruity ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2010 20:01:05 | More by plaid75
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled somewhere I cant remember, on Long Island.

Pours medium light honey amber, near clear, off white head with decent staying power, fine bits amd strands of lace left behind.

Light hint of toast in the nose.

Light and easy drinking, just a bit more toasty flavor, along with a hint of honey and apricots, minor bittering.

Summer beer all the way, simple, straight forward,refreshing and pleasant enough.

Serving type: growler

09-29-2011 15:02:49 | More by Billolick
Photo of cstrong821

New York

5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- great golden color, light foam.

S- somewhat fruity aroma with hints of citrus and apricot

T- very refreshing light taste perfect for a hot summer day.

M-crisp light and smooth, very drinkable.

O- one of my personal favorites, great for summer bbqs, cant wait for Great South Bay to start bottling.

Serving type: growler

08-20-2011 02:44:51 | More by cstrong821
Photo of Mypintishalffull

New York

4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Took this one to go after hearing nice things. Poured with vigor. Pure white head. Good lacing. Beautiful clean aroma. Soft full and delicate. Subtle grass and fruit. Perfecrt balance in taste. Great hop finish. A bit chalky in the end but otherwise great. Light tart and refreshing. Overall a solid beer and very well done.


Serving type: growler

07-08-2011 05:42:24 | More by Mypintishalffull
Photo of gskitt

New York

4.58/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a real surprise. Pours a pale golden, decent head but dissipates quickly. Smells of tropical fruit, wild honey. Tastes of mango, melon, lemon, sweet tea, only the slightest bitter hops on the end. Mouthfeel was spot on. Just the right amount of carbonation, perfect summer beer. Very impressed, good on ya GSB.

Serving type: growler

06-30-2011 02:35:11 | More by gskitt
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear honey straw color with a small wispy white head that settles into nothingness.

The aroma is a tad doughy with a grassy/peppery note. Some general fruitiness.

A doughy malt flavor with an almost sugary apriot presence. This beer is oddly sweet. There is a very light grassy hop note, not enough to balance out the sweet profile. The initial flavor was a bit shocking but it blends after a few sips.

The feel is light to moderate with tingly carbonation. The beer has a bit of a weight to it. I would prefer this beer to be more dry.

The first sip was a bit of a surprise but I grew into it. Not quite as refreshing as I would have hoped probably due to the sweetness.

Serving type: growler

05-30-2011 23:07:50 | More by Gmann
Photo of socon67

New York

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden in color, soaplike foam. Clear and some lacing on the glass.

S - Smells of apricots. Very fruity aroma. Also some scents of wheat.

T - Refreshing taste. Sweet with apricots. This is a great summer beer for the beach.

M - Crisp, a little bite on the tongue. Very light. Great drinker.

O - I think this is a solid ale fromt he lcoal guys. Cheers!

Serving type: growler

05-21-2011 17:54:30 | More by socon67
Photo of Brianjames16

New York

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice translucent blonde/light gold color. Nice fluffy white two finger head. Nice thick lacing sticks around on the glass.

S- Big fruity aroma here! I'm getting a strong apricot and peach smell up front. Slight hop presence in the aroma. Some spices that remind me of a Belgian triple also show up.

T- Nice balanced light fruit taste with a subtle bitterness from the hops. Some malty tones in the finish.

M- Good amount of carbonation with a smooth light/medium body. Very refreshing and clean. Good choice for a summer brew.

O- Very drinkable crisp refreshing ale. Nothing intense or crazy about this but i'm sure that wasn't the idea. Great warm weather selection.

Serving type: growler

03-20-2011 00:28:28 | More by Brianjames16
Photo of bonbright7


4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this on Bellport Beer's expanded tap unit today, and though I tasted this at the brewery a few months ago, I wanted to see if it had updated or changed.

The copper-gold ale poured well with a fragrant head of apricots and malt into my tall shaker pint. I inhaled the aroma a few times and guessed this would be great with fresh heros containing ham and swiss cheese.

The first taste invited the second with ease as the creamy wheat of the base seemed as if it was topped with apricot frosting. The slight dryness on the end suggested there were some hops hiding in the mix, but their names escaped me as I polished off the growler easily.

This is one of the easiest drinking beers or introductory craft beers with training wheels that I can think of. I am honored to know that this local product and it's designers as they have made a splash on Long Island and the rippling news of their initial success have inspired other local brewers to go pro.

Serving type: growler

11-03-2010 02:40:05 | More by bonbright7
Blonde Ambition from Great South Bay Brewery
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