20:20 Blonde Ale - Two Beers Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
4.22/5 rDev +13.7%
On tap at The Red Hot Tacoma
A: Poured a straw yellow color with good carbonation and a small white head
S: Honey, floral and hops
T: Starts with a sweet honey and hops element which then develops into a floral, citrus, bittering and dry hop taste from the SImcoe
M: Floral, dry, clean and good. This blonde was a bit hoppy for the style but very good nevertheless
D: Yup, I would drink again for sure
05-24-2010 02:09:45 | More by barleywinefiend
3.13/5 rDev -15.6%
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a hazy, medium straw color. Less than an inch of bright white head that had decent retention and left a surprising amount of sticky lacing.
A neutral aroma doesn't have any outstanding characteristics, just subtle malt and hop notes. Blonde ales aren't generally known as flavor bombs, they're kind of training wheel beers for those expanding their horizons, but this was a pleasant surprise. Well balanced with predominately malt flavors, just a touch of hop zing keeps this beer interesting.
The body is typical for the style, light enough to not scare anyone away but solid enough to not offend us beer geeks. Nicely drinkable, this would be an acceptable companion for an afternoon of yardwork. If you're in the Seattle area, give it a shot.
06-23-2009 21:21:27 | More by beertunes
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Indigo in Lynnwood.
Appearance: pale orange hue with a very light haze and a lazy effervescence. Head is minimal due to pour.
Smell: mild sweet malt aroma with a hint of floral character. Mild but enticing.
Taste: nice malt flavor; pretty robust for a beer with this low of an ABV. Hops are lightly citrusy, providing a mild but refreshing bitterness. I like it!
Mouthfeel: medium light body with a good level of carbonation. Nicely creamy!
Overall: a tasty and refreshing session beer. I would definitely have this again.
06-27-2012 17:10:01 | More by flagmantho
3.15/5 rDev -15.1%
Intrusive yeast tangs tend to chase me away in favor of straighter malt'n'hops lines. For this reason I didn't relish 20:20 as the kind of easy drinking, light bodied ale I'd return to for casual enjoyment on a regular basis.
But putting aside my personal preferences, if you like broad yeast expressions and flat, weighted bittering in a pale or blonde ale, this might be your ticket. 20:20 has a buff, rocky head, a modestly hazed, corn-yellow body, strong carbonation, and no shortage of character. And unlike most blondes that take their names from the Random House Dictionary of Bimbo Synonyms, 20:20 is named for the clear skies of spring that inspire one's appreciation of nature and your corresponding inner beauty. Worth trying. Just be prepared for the tang.
08-30-2009 02:46:01 | More by RedDiamond
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
(From notes.) Poured a pale straw yellow with just a bit of fluffy white head. Pleasantly surprised by a nice hop presence in the aroma along with some light honey sweetness.
Well-carbonated with a relatively light mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with the sweet malt typical of blonde ales and a really nice hoppy finish with floral and citrus notes.
Extremely drinkable -- would definitely have it again.
12-18-2010 00:35:46 | More by grittybrews
4.5/5 rDev +21.3%
thanks to joel for being a sweetheart and letting a quadret of fools into his place to taste before leaving.
the first beer he poured us was this baby. i don't have much respect for this style, but this was the finest blonde i've ever had. he even apologized for it not being super fresh, because when its fresh the simcoe (trademark) finisher just pops. as it is, that grapefruity anger was a remarkable assault from such an unassuming cutesy. i was thinking of asking her on a date but i took a sniff and stuttered. thinking it best not to become intoxicated on her perfume, i quickly quaffed it, and put her out of sight. but certainly not out of mind. now i know.
01-17-2010 07:39:59 | More by olympuszymurgus
3.28/5 rDev -11.6%
Drank on tap at FX McCrory's.
Definitely appears to be a blonde based on color but the aroma lets you know that some aroma hops are present.
Someone with me asked if I was drinking apple juice (based on the schooner I had in my hand) and this may have affected my tasting since I detected some fruity, possibly apple, flavors late in the taste. initially this comes off as a great blonde, then some faint citrus hops and that vague apple flavor appear and linger. Very strange.
This is drinkable but "different" in my opinion. Different can be either good or bad based on your point of view but I'd drink another one.
11-22-2009 03:18:35 | More by KJH
3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
On-tap at the Hi-Life in Ballard. Served in classic pint.
A--Attractive golden color, tiny bit of head that dissipated immediately. No lacing to speak of.
S--Pleasant floral aroma. A tinge of vanilla.
T--Malty with a bit of delicate (read not at all bitter) hops in the finish. While the flavor was fine and fully consistent with the style, the beer could be improved by amping up the hops a bit and perhaps the strength, too. As it is, it's a solid but unremarkable blonde.
D--Very easy to drink. Thirst-quenching, a good beer to drink on a hot summer afternoon. I'd guess the abv is in the neighborhood of 6.5%.
06-19-2011 04:11:56 | More by Sjdavis
4.65/5 rDev +25.3%
Two Beers 20:20 Blonde redefined the category for me. Normally a fan of strong IPAs, unique saisons, sours and the like, I shy away from blonde ales. However, I was persuaded by a waitress one day to try the 20:20 and was greeted with a wonderful malt nose that led to a complex hop adventure (for a blond ale) on the palate and carried by what seemed to me to be some kind of belgian style yeast. Wow. Decent lace left on the glass as the beer descended the pint glass. Blondes can really have some fun. I ordered another to explore the yeast and malt of this tasty brew and finished intrigued (Simcoe hops are used but express themselves in a subtle way that surprised me). I plan on seeking them out again. This brewery is moving to a larger space (I think they were brewing on a 1 BBL system for awhile) and opening soon for tastings. Worth asking for at your local pub when you're in Seattle.
07-08-2009 14:40:09 | More by Texwild
20:20 Blonde Ale from Two Beers Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.