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Knockout Blonde - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
89
very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 40
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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Photo of koopa
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber received in a trade with MtGoat thanks!

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy pale blond with a 1 finger white crown that shows decent retention and lace.

Smell: Hallertau / saaz type herbal hops over light amount of pale malt.

Taste: Same as the nose but the hops take center stage. This blond is hoppy enough to come off more like an imperial pilsner or a belgian ipa even!

Mouthfeel: Crisp with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Sessionable.

Another solid offering from Lawsons!

koopa, May 31, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

woosterbill, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Duhast500
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.

The color is yellow/orange with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass

The smell is hoppy with some nice citrus aroma. There is a touch of apricots among the bitter spicy hops here in the nose.

The taste is malty with some honey mixed in that I was not quite expecting. The hops are fruity and have some touches of grapefruit and lemon. There is some bitterness here but nothing to striking just a small poke at the end with a nice juicy fruit flavor to wash off some of that hop flavor so it doesn’t come on too strong.

The feel is smooth and goes down easy. This has a good medium body and was just about right for the hot day I am drinking this on

Duhast500, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So this appears to be Lawson’s version of an easy drinking blonde ale that will be easily accessible for a non beer geek crowd. I know my wife loves it and it’s clearly a quality brew.
Pillowy/fluffy bright white head is about a finger thick. Beer is a bright/clear brass color with a bubble or two escaping. Light sudsy lace.
Aroma is light, slightly sweet and mostly of lightly toasted grains.

Very balanced flavor and an enjoyable flavor. Bready and just beyond doughy in it’s flavor. Bitterness comes in at the end and it balances nicely with the initial sweetness and bread flavor. Mid palate there is sweet fruit that reminds me of light peach.

Light, refreshing and quaffable.

Nice representation of the style.

Reagan1984, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

sgn4779, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

mtnman6288, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

smutty33, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Joecaddie, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

InspectorBob, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

VTLocal420, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

richobrien, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

HOP-E-DAYZ, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

starrdogg, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Lafoo, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of hudsonheat
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Super drinkable. Nice subtle bitterness I wasn't expecting.

hudsonheat, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of kingcrowing
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

kingcrowing, Jan 23, 2011
Knockout Blonde from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.