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Best Blonde Ale - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pvsob on 02-22-2009)
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4.52/5  rDev +27%

cyber_phoenix, Aug 20, 2014
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Durandal_777, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Well its much deeper "blonde" than one would expect a deep shade of orange brown with hardly any head.
S - Getting better a distinct smell of lemon zest and flesh with some grains and malts. A bit sweet really.
T - Well it went down pretty smooth the lemon was interesting but wasn't a lemonade like sourness more of a subdued sugary lemon. Mild grains, little hops and mostly sweet malts.
M - Light bodied and easy to quaff.

Overall a simple blonde and easy tick for only $1.75 for the single. Would not get it again though since I wasn't overly impressed.

DrDemento456, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Jason13, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JayKay412, Jun 17, 2014
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Bdel34, May 28, 2014
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ShepardCommander, May 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

JMohl3, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

seanchai, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

mportnoy, Aug 18, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As seems typical with kölsch produced in the U.S., it's heavy and thick. Grain bill seems high. And the lemon does bring some tang. Feel has a pretty full carbonation to it. It's not really something that fits to style. And it's little more than just another beer.

RblWthACoz, Jul 15, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A very shampoo like and fleeting white head about three fingers tall is made, settling to a soapy collar that after about 5 minutes disappears nearly completely. Body is filled with lots of cola carbonation. but then settles to pinhead rising carbonation to match with many slow rising bubbles through a clear and nearly crystal brassy yellow golden body.

Nose is a hint of fruity ester but there's a faint noticeable tinge of fussel like alcohol here also. Sense of crisp malt possibly coming.

Palate doesn't seem to hold up on first sip. Body comes off quite watery, with a slight grainy finish. Muted crispness and bready malts hint slightly but fall off on the swallow. Slightly grassy and muted finish with a good amount sticky yeast quality as well. Kind of has a bit of macro tasting sensations to it also.

This is alright for drinking but as far as Kölsch goes there's much better out there. Still life could be worse I suppose and there's no harm no foul here.

smakawhat, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ZEB89, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jbaker67, Feb 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Budinetz, Feb 04, 2013
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TheBigBoy, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1529th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet

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Thanks to TroyG2352 for this one

App- I wasn't expecting the coloring on this one. More like a small IPA mixed with a tripel per se. It was very hazy and golden with orange streaks. A small 1/4" head was there and then left. Didnt see any lace or cling either. It was a bit dense as well. Wasnt one of those hazy see through beers. Bit more dense.

Smell- The nose on this was pretty straight foward. Had a nice citrus tinge with some underwhelming malts. I am not sure if this is like all Kolsch's. Havent had that many. Its only 4% but had a weird booze note behind it.

Taste- I really wasnt expecting these flavors. It really was an interesting beer as I put on Untappd. The citrus was more like a small IPA and the malt combo was similar to a wheatwine. Had that flavor combo without the bite. I will say I think it was better than average but am still scratching my head as to what it is.

Mouth- It was more of a lighter medium body and drank bigger than the ABV would indicate. The carbonation was a bit prickly and smooth at the same time with the malt bill filling in some nice gaps. The residual flavors are of citrus and a tinge I cant place.

Drink- It's a pretty tasty beer. A bit unique and can't put my finger on what it is actually. I cant tell if its a profile I havent had or just cant place the flavors.

FosterJM, Sep 25, 2012
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fiedler84, Jun 26, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color with a deep haze. Poured with a fizzy white foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap. Bready malt and light floral aromas with light fruity, sweetness beneath. Medium bodied with assertive but not not overly-aggressive carbonation. Bready malt and floral hop flavors from beginning to end with a fruity sweetness beneath. Floral hop character bites toward the dry finish. Finishes with a sweet bready and floral aftertaste.

IronLover, May 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Best Blonde Ale from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
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