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Humulus Blonde - The Bruery

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Humulus Blonde
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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 6.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 04-13-2009)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by phattysbox:
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phattysbox

New York

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Blind Tiger, NY. Interesting its here and only 3 other reviews... Rare for NYC

Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy golden color and starts off with a big pillowy head that dies off into a nice ring of lace.

Smells of Belgian yeast character. The nose is really nice with citrus and pine hops mixed in with other delicate spices- coriander and some orange zest prehaps?

Taste reveals its like a hoppy blonde ale. Some clove and spice notes from the yeast, followed by pilsen malt sweetness. Then the hops pull through - grassy and quick bitter snap on the tounge.

Quite a sessionable brew and very enjoyable. Nice take on the style with the different hops.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2009 19:23:55 | More by phattysbox
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-09-2013 20:46:01 | More by GRG1313
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2013 02:30:28 | More by t0rin0
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ahsumma818


4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2013 03:50:27 | More by ahsumma818
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John11486

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-15-2012 19:47:39 | More by John11486
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-16-2011 06:18:37 | More by jerz
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david18

New York

3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend brought this to a party and I thought he said it had wheat in it as well. In any case it was a very refreshing beer that I would have liked to have had more of.

Very pale color with a bright and fizzy head. Aroma is a mix of belgian yeast and what seemed like wheat. Flavor is a little light and drinkability is better suited for summer.

This one is worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 15:56:21 | More by david18
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bulletrain76

California

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at The Bruery's anniversary. Hazy light straw color and a frothy white head, giving it a wit-like appearance. After several beers with no hops in the aroma, this one really blew me away. Sweet grapefruit, spicy hops, cinnamon, pastry dough and oranges. The flavor has light malts with a spicy, hoppy, somewhat herbal bitter finish. Medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty light and refreshing drinker overall, with a pleasing bitterness and an amazing aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2009 10:03:39 | More by bulletrain76
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a thinner pure white frothy head that doesn't last too long; spotty lacing, but there. Mostly clear very light gold color; not a whole lot to note

S - Belgian yeastiness with a good degree of spices; nice hoppiness that's a bit herbal; slight hint of sweetness at the end

T - Light passion fruits up front; light malt sweetness; herbal and earthy hop punch; yeasty and a bit bready as well; lots of nice layers

M - Thinner to medium; very soft carbonation; would've like more snap for the style

D - Really nice drinking; interesting coupled with a low abv = sessionable as hell...really good here.

Overall, lots of taste packed into a well-packaged, accessible brew. Nice stuff.

Serving type: growler

09-30-2009 02:59:01 | More by Nickls
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Floydster

California

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64 ounce Bruery growler that was twelve dollars a couple weeks ago, drank just a few hours after I got home with it, reviewed from notes, split with my parents, poured into my Delerium Tremens snifter, color is a light golden yellow with some orange, tint, 3/4 inch foamy white head, not much lacing or retention, aroma consisted of Belgian yeast citrus, pine, mild hops, light spice, and a hint of smokiness oddly, flavor starts off with piney hops, middle consisted of citrusy fruits, finish was dry with more hoppiness, taste was balanced and this was even after it warmed, yeasty, dry, and malty mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation, taste did not linger much, could drink a few glasses with ease, will make a nice beer in the warmer months, closest thing they have to an IPA yet but still far from it, would drink again, recommended

Serving type: growler

06-21-2009 22:24:00 | More by Floydster
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Cedromar

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a pretty good brew.

Poured a hazy golden straw color with big fluffy head. Citrus and tropical fruits in the nose, which also comes through in the taste along with light crisp spice. The mouthfeel was good, a bit on the lighter side. I could drink this one again and again, but I probably wouldn't have more than two in a sitting.

Good, but there was just no 'wow' for me.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2009 00:54:45 | More by Cedromar
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RomanW70

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap 5/2 at Armsby Anbey. Pours hazy orange gold with a huge fluffy white head. Coriander dominatescrhe aroma, but noticeacle citrus , funk, and dry hops. Taste is very similar. Lots of spice, but nicely balanced with sweet and tart notes. Finished very clean and a little sour. medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. This is a delicious beer from an excellent brewery. Great spring beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2009 23:43:24 | More by RomanW70
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Halcyondays

California

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Bruery, I was told it was approximately 5.5%, if this is wrong, feel free to change it, a hoppy Belgian Blonde,

A: Pours golden, with a firm, rocky white head, good lace.

S: Quite hoppy, citrus, Belgian yeast character.

T: Real nice, vibrantly hoppy. Orange zest, pineapple, tropical sweet fruit. Good bready, estery malt.

M: Smooth, resiny, medium-bodied.

D: The Bruery's Humulus series continues to impress. An American take on a classic Belgian style, just terrific.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2009 20:17:30 | More by Halcyondays
Humulus Blonde from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.