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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

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 37
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
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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FrancisT

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-26-2012 05:55:43 | More by FrancisT
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Kinsman

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

08-21-2012 18:53:36 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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wtfdic

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-21-2012 14:06:27 | More by wtfdic
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-19-2012 15:11:39 | More by InspectorBob
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-18-2012 21:57:43 | More by Soneast
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2012 21:43:08 | More by SPRichard
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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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle picked up in Vermont about 2 weeks ago. Poured into pint glass. Bottle says 5% Alcohol not 6.1%.

A- Pours translucent golden with about a quarter finger of white bubbly head that quickly recedes, slightly below average carbonation. Leaves nice layered lacing. Looks good for a blonde ale, except it could have used a little bit more carbonation.

S- Hops, wheat, light caramel malts, about average aroma strength, fairly appealing smell for a blonde.

T- Hops, some light caramel malts, some wheat, finishes a little bit bitter due to the hops with a tiny bit of pepper. A little bit of a hoppy wheat aftertaste that lingers for a little while. A little bit different for a blonde, but definitely interesting.

M- Fairly full bodied for a blonde ale, but slightly lighter then your average beer, average carbonation, slightly oily and juicy, easily drinkable.

O- This was an interesting blonde ale. I'm usually not a huge fan of blonde ales, but this one wasn't bad although definitely not my favorite Lawson's offering. I recommend trying it if you like blonde ales, but definitely not a must have.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 21:39:30 | More by jaasen64
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter fizzy but slightly fluffy 1 finger head that fades pretty slowly with spotted lacing, over mostly clear slight chill hazed golden honey colored beer.

Nose has some light golden malts, hint of sweetness but seems mostly dry, a light aromatic toasty malt, but all light malt no crystal or anything more roasted. Then light spicy hops, a bit floral and hint grassy hop character. The aroma is pretty nice despite being on the lighter side.

Taste starts lighter as well but with a nice big malty kick, toasty cracked malt, with a hint of straw and very slight cracker, and a light creamy smooth but almost juicy malt character. The hops kick in fairly quickly as well, bringing slightly spicy, floral, and grassy hops, which turn pretty earthy quickly, and leave lots of hop oily tastes and feel, it has a slight fatty acid oil like taste. The bitterness starts light at first as the beer drowns it out, but as it moves towards the finish it gets a lot more bitter. The finish is quite bitter, it even hints at an astringent character since the beer itself is pretty light. Finish is dry, long spicy earthy hop character.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb, a little oily from the hops.

Overall pretty good. Mostly drinkable except the big bitter spicy earthy hop finish, and slight oily taste. Big hop character for a blond, but nice malts. The hops go a little overboard, but still tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 00:31:18 | More by jlindros
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a Duvel tulip. Big thanks to vonschplieffen for sharing.

A: Crystal clear pale amber body with a fairly thin, frothy white head. Mediocre retention, spotty lace. Ok.

S: Hop-forward but balanced, with really light, bready, butterscotch malt behind strong, primarily floral hops. A touch of citrus, too. Great.

T: Follows the nose, but with a bit more emphasis on the citrus, with some lovely lemony hoppiness ahead of the dry, biscuity malts and clean, mildly bitter finish. Crisp, tasty, refreshing.

M: Light, bubbly, light-carbonated. Ok.

O: Excellent beer, particularly for the rather weak style. It's far from the most exciting beer the brewery produces, but it's well worth trying.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 23:50:10 | More by woosterbill
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-24-2012 02:23:46 | More by DonFrap
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-23-2012 23:18:07 | More by Massbmx
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few bottles of this at the Warren Store in Warren, VT. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours an awesome crystal clear light gold with a nice almost two finger creamy white head that leaves lots of good, sticky side lacing.

S - Lightly hopped with some faint honey. Fair amount of biscuit and grains with this. I was expecting a bigger hop profile.

T - Taste is much better with more of those biscuity malts and grains along with some nice honey sweetness. Fair amount of floral hops on the pallet, with a touch of earthyness and a nice light bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty nice for a blonde, super drinkable, crisp, nice light bitter finish.

O - Overall this is a fairly solid blonde from the boys at Lawson's Finest. That said, theres better blonde offerings out there in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 21:34:28 | More by rudzud
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-22-2012 16:41:35 | More by Focusf111
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a bright orange/gold color. Head is quite foamy. This is a great looking beer. Body looks illuminated. Light to medium lacing.

S-A very well hopped Blonde. I get some cracker and grain and even a bit of honey in the nose. Hop forward but where is great balance.

T-This beer packs quite a bit of hoppy bill of flavor. The hops are quite piney and moderately citrus-driven. The hops are predominantly pine. This is a bold Blonde Ale.

M-Oh, I could drink this for days. Lighter bodied and plenty of bubbles. Finishes quite dry and the flavors of grass and pine linger and linger.

O/D-I love extravagantly hopped interpretations of generally non-abrasive beer styles. This is a vixen in a bottle. She has her ass-kicker boots on too. Very tasty but very easy drinking. Memorable. Surprised to see this clock in at over 6% ABV; feels like a 5%er.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 22:46:41 | More by VelvetExtract
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-20-2012 16:59:21 | More by WanderingFool
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thank you, Michael.

Light golden orange with a dense, white head with no real retention or lacing. The nose is enjoyable with a grainy, bready malt character upon with a citrusy and fruity hop aroma is layered. Clean and nice, this is quite refreshing. The palate opens lightly bready, a little watery and with a moderate hop flavor with citrus, honey and toast. Mildly bitter, this beer is bready and grainy on the finish, clean, a little grassy and moderately hoppy. Thoroughly enjoyable. The alcohol is well-hidden, but I think this batch was labeled 5.1 % or so.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 03:27:47 | More by DefenCorps
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dashmartino

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent representation of the style. Split one with my girlfriend With the first sip it is s weet, then the hops come on, with a smooth, non-lingering finish. Very enjoyable. Could drink a few of these quite easily! Best "blonde ale" I've ever had!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 01:24:11 | More by dashmartino
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2012 23:34:10 | More by Satchboogie
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the time of this review, this is #2 on the "Top Beers - American Blonde Ale" on beeradvocate.com. A long time want and a top 5 beer for the style, very excited about this. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. The ABV is a little on the high side but it is a great beer, mildly hoppy, nice finish.

Beer served in a snifter. Beer is amber and clear with a soft white head of small and medium bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, nice carbonation.

Aroma is malty with hints of pine hops.

Beer is medium to light in body, wet finish, no after taste, a moderate bitterness on the back end, a very enjoyable beer. I'd definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 15:24:55 | More by drabmuh
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-17-2012 00:23:18 | More by wesley14
Knockout Blonde from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.