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Knockout Blonde - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Knockout BlondeKnockout Blonde

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BA SCORE
89
very good

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 39
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 11-12-2009)
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Reviews by Hopstamon:
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Hopstamon

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +14.5%

Scored this beauty in a trade. Poured into one of my favorite imperial pint glasses... and it was game on.

Poured out in a wonderful golden color with a nice fluffy head. Crisp,fresh,light citrus hop character that search for.

A very refreshing beer with a nice balanced hop/malt profile to it... in fact I'd like to have another right now.

Will look to score it again when available.

01-13-2011 19:32:58 | More by Hopstamon
More User Reviews:
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bierdabbler

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-23-2012 23:06:26 | More by bierdabbler
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sgn4779

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-27-2014 02:48:27 | More by sgn4779
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%

22oz bomber poured into a weiß glass.

Pours a cloudy amber/orange color with a small but really nice and creamy white head that billows over the top of my glass. The nose is almost wheaty with some really nice earthy herbal grassy notes.

Taste is awesome, generally I find blonde ales to be pretty 'meh' but this is very well done, the C hops really give this something to work with, it's bitter and sweet while still being very easy drinking and smooth. The mouthfeel is spot on, a bit thick with light carbonation, theres a bitter finish that rounds it out well.

01-23-2011 20:31:20 | More by kingcrowing
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ehammond1


3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

Hazy golden with a small near-white head that leaves the glass extremely messy with sticky lace.

Appropriate and pleasurable aroma, with a good amount of floral and earthy hop character for a beer of this style. There's pronounced breadiness as well, which I would expect.

The flavor is nice, though simple. Floral and earthy hops, bready, and a touch of sweet cracker come together nicely. Moderate bitterness for the style. Exceptionally drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

A very nice, tasty blonde.

06-18-2012 13:17:45 | More by ehammond1
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%

Thanks to Shufon for sending me this bottle of LFL Knockout Blonde.

It's hard to imagine that blondes and cream ales were created by the microbrew movement as an alternative to light and pale lagers. This beer is a huge departure from these beer in the taste department. Knockout is BMC pale with a nice sticky head. Crisp hops and slightly sweet malt decorate the nose. The beer is super bitter with a nice crisp mouthfeel and a dry finish. Very good, I wish this were easier to get here in Philly because this would be a great BBQ beer.

06-29-2011 03:29:16 | More by Soonami
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2012 21:43:08 | More by SPRichard
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

08-07-2014 02:26:27 | More by stereosforgeeks
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-12-2014 18:33:03 | More by acurtis
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

Enjoyed on tap at the Black Back Club. A tasty blonde, funk in the taste, a funky dirty blonde. Nice hops, piney and a little citrus. A sipper. Lace sheet.Complex and something I would have on a regular basis, as it would yield different flavour profile each time

08-17-2012 12:58:54 | More by Sammy
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +25%

11-14-2011 15:25:53 | More by jh1982
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +2%

650 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottle says 5%, not 6.1%.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with no head until the very end. Small white head that leaves 3/4 coverage as it dies down. Quite a variety of bubble sizes.

Smell - Herbal hops. Gives it a saison aroma. Almost nothing by way of malt. A hop bomb of a light beer.

Taste - Herbal hops, pine, and everything else hoppy wonderful. Grainy malt comes through here. Strong bitter aftertaste. It's a bottle of hops. And it's really good.

Mouthfeel - It's a little strong on the bitterness, but it's really easy drinking. Well carbonated. Light and crisp.

Overall - The best session beer I've ever had, probably? I just had two Hill Farmstead blondes the other night and I'm fooling myself into thinking that blondes are all like this. Only in ABV is this a blonde. It's really like a super hoppy pale ale/ Really nice.

08-22-2012 22:45:42 | More by Alieniloquium
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heystevec

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

08-21-2014 00:25:17 | More by heystevec
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, fruit, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. While this was fairly nice for the style, nothing on it really stood out from anything else I’ve had. I really wish it would have been a little more complex here if I am completely honest. The earthy characters going on here were definitely the dominate aspect going on. Worth trying if you get the chance, but personally I wouldn’t go out of my way to do so.

07-03-2012 10:59:25 | More by thagr81us
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Kinsman

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

Blonde ale? More like a light IPA. Nice orangy blonde color with a beautiful creamy white head. Nice balance of hop notes with some grapefruit notes and a healthy dose of pine.

An aptly named beer with the hops packing quite the punch. Bitter and fruity with just enough malt to keep things in line. Pretty light mouthfeel but finishes nice and crisp.

Overall, a excellent easy drinking hop-forward beer. Nothing really blonde about it, just doesn't quite have the heft to make it a pale ale I guess.

08-24-2012 23:46:29 | More by Kinsman
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

08-21-2014 18:17:27 | More by Kmlund
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-13-2012 01:16:54 | More by trevorpost
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

From the 22 ounce bottle that was part of the 2012 batch. Sampled on June 2, 2012. The pour is a slightly cloudy straw-pale yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head that settles down eventually. The aroma is full of earthy, piney hops with a little zesty citrus, grainy malts, and some yeast. The body is in the medium range but kind of acidic. The taste begins grainy with a moderate to bold bitter hop note on the end. But with each taste the hop flavor warms and grows. An enjoyable beer.

06-03-2012 00:01:33 | More by puboflyons
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-17-2012 00:23:18 | More by wesley14
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-06-2012 03:19:13 | More by mdillon86
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scottg

Vermont

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Served in a pint glass at American Flatbread in Burlington, VT.

Pours a hazy gold color with a one finger white head with good retention leaving patchy lacing. Aromas of lemon, biscuity malt and wheat. Light malty flavors with noble hop flavors with a lemony bite to it. High carbonation, light body there is a clean crisp mouthfeel with an extra dry finish.

11-20-2009 02:32:33 | More by scottg
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%

Bottle purchased fresh on July 20th. Poured in to Bruery tulip. ABV listed at 5%.

A - Golden yellow with one finger of bright white head.

S - A light hop aroma up front with some lemon and earthy notes. A fairly big malt backbone contributes bready aromas and provides good balance.

T - Moderate bitterness up front with lemon, grassy and floral flavours. The malts provide some bready flavours and a good sweetness that balances this beer out well.

M - Medium body with a good chew. Moderate carbonation.

O - Not what I expected from the label, which listed cascade and centennial hops but I go no aroma or flavour from them. Perhaps they were used just for bittering. This beer was true to the style.

07-28-2012 17:28:12 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours light a light translucent orange. The keyword there is translucent, light passes through but there isn't really any clarity to speak of. Mostly hop bitterness on the nose, nothing terribly exciting here. First thing I detect is a bready flavor, but the hops come through at the finish. Ultimately there doesn't seem to be too much going on with this beer, but that's fine as nothing about it offends the palate. Really, I feel like I could keep drinking it all night... too bad I've only got one.

03-16-2011 02:05:11 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-28-2014 01:59:00 | More by RMoeNay
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-04-2014 20:09:43 | More by rondufresne
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Knockout Blonde from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.