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Bayside Blonde - Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 20.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-15-2003

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Photo of ferrari29
3.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beer poured from bottle into Hefeweizen glass

A - Beer poured with dark golden clear body; one finger white foam and held well; plenty of carbonation; moderate amount of lacing formed on the side of the glass

S - Nice scent; moderate grain smell; very light malt; straw; light sweet fruit, subtle floral notes

T - Beer has a light malt flavor and finishes off with a nice slight hop dry aftertaste; extremely light touch of hops

M - Light creamy feel; some bubbly feeling over the tongue; overall smooth

D - Nice blend of malts and hops to give it a good floral blonde taste; smooth and refreshing beer; I could have another one

Photo of TMoney2591
2.78/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Wasn't some crappy TGIF-wannabe teen sitcom set in Bayside High? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises hay, light lemon zest, and stale biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a large contingent of funky wheat and hard water. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, this is an okay blonde at best, one that isn't necessarily offensive, but one that really doesn't endear itself to the tongue very much, either. Pass.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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5/5  rDev +63.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

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1.86/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed from session notes.

Pours out a fairly clouded golden color with quite a lot of sediment swirlies and a receding foam collar for a head without any lacing of significance left behind in the glass. Smell is a simple husky grain aroma and that's all. Taste is unfortunately mostly diacetyl butter up front almost completely obscuring a pale malt sweetness with cereal tones and light garnishes of muddled hops. Body is light and somewhat greasy in texture.

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of Lemke10
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $7.79 in Winter 2011.

Pours a light yellowish color with a very slight head due to the lack of carbonation. Scent is that of summertime wheats and citrus. Taste is rather grainy. Drinks rather smooth, but has an awkward malty, dry after taste that I really don't care for. You could definitely pass on this one.

Photo of emerge077
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle served in a tapered pub pint. No visible freshness dating... oh wait. Bottom of the bottle: "232 11" is roughly July/August 2011 if julian dated. 2-3 months old by that rationale.

Murky, dirty brass color, orange gold shot through with some haze, a few random bits of suspended sediment.

I smell some vague hops, citrus with a bit of sweetness. Not bad not good, fairly nondescript.

Buttery. Diacetyl buttered biscuits. Aftertaste of butter. Some chalky vegetal notes float in and out on a buttery biscuit raft, floating in a pool of melted butter. Once you taste it, it tastes like nothing but... that's right, amber waves of butter.

Body is flabby, and quickly expels almost all of its carbonation. This beer is tolerable in a way, if you're craving a buttered biscuit like I am right now.

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2.24/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Yellow. Pretty cloudy. Noticeably bubbly. Short soapy white head that soon disappears into a thin film.

Smell - Light sweet grainy aroma.

Taste - Begins with a pretty sharp graininess. Sweetness of malt is recognizable but overshadowed by bitter/sour flavor. Not noticing much in the way of hops, though the finish is a bit sour.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - You might want to get this if you're in Door County and haven't much selection. Then again you might not.

Photo of ChadQuest
2.45/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Gold with a small head, and a ton of suspended yeast and floaties.
The aroma smells, well, yeasty, makes sense given the presentation.
Bready and yeasty with some buttered white toast, some malts. This need to be lighter and crisper, beers this style need to scream refreshing, and this one is near flat and just short of oily.

not worth the purchase.

Photo of brewmudgeon
2.3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

shipwrecked Door County bayside blonde ale. 12oz bottle with no dates.

a 2 a golden beer, clear but for a multitude of little (yeast?) particles. there is no head at all, quite oddly for the style, though some bubbles squirm up from the bottom and there is a partial cap. not a promising start.

s 2 very little aroma at all, struggling i discover a little sweet pale malt and some raw grainyness.

t 3 not much at all going on, but the finish is actually somewhat pleasant in a mild pilsner sort of way.

m 2 watery and flat.

d 1.5 unless this bottle is off, this is a beer i have no desire to return to. didn't even get through half the bottle.

Photo of kbutler1
2.33/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Draft. Dry light gold color. Little aroma. Clean and crisp but that's about it. Not a lot going on here. Off tasting end. I think they must use the same base for everything they make and the base beer is ont good. This brewery makes the claim that they are the only craft brewer in Door County, which is probably true, but it doesn't make their beer any good. It was served in a plastic cup too, fyi. Thx Shipwrecked!

Photo of woosterbill
2.95/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: An extremely vigorous pour is required to get an inch of fine white foam. Once the head shows up, though, it displays reasonably good retention and leaves some nice lacing. The body is clear and appropriately blond. Not bad.

S: Direct, straightforward grainy malt aroma. Mildly sweet, with no real hop presence. Not bad, but pretty boring.

T: Grainy and rather harsh, with a distinctly lager-like finish. The bottle calls this a blond ale, but it tastes like an all-malt pale lager - a pretty good one, but not the ale I was expecting.

M: Thin, watery, and nearly flat. Weak.

D: It's lightly-enough flavored to go down quickly; I won't miss it when it's gone, though.

Notes: Not bad, just boring. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, really - too much flavor for macro fans, but the flavors are too macro-esque for a craft beer drinker. I'm glad I just got a single.


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Bayside Blonde from Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
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