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Best Blonde Ale - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: pvsob on 02-22-2009

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap for Valentine's Day. A Best Blonde for the occasion!

Served in a Roy Pitz pint glass:

Appearance: A dusky golden color topped by a half finger white foam with minimal lacing. plenty of carbonation drifts upward in the glass. Pretty.

Aroma: A hint of skunk and old tire mixed in with the grains.

Taste: I definitely get some hoppiness mixed fairly well with the malt. There's just a slight zestiness tot he flavor, though not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: A slight oily taste on the tongue (I really think this might have something to do with the local water) with moderate carbonation.

Overall: An acceptable brew, better than I expected.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of tork1645
3.25/5  rDev -9%

simple & fairly clean...decent for the style, but nothing especially great about this one

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.52/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev -2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.31/5  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.

Photo of smakawhat
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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2.25/5  rDev -37%

Photo of FosterJM
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1529th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet

No bottle date
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.

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Best Blonde Ale from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
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