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La Rubia - Freetail Brewing Company

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La Rubia
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-17-2009)
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Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in the outskirts of San Antonio.

Clear light amber with a durable white head that leaves spots of lacing.

Well crafted, with good balance but the aroma is more malty and the flavor is more hoppy than usual for style.

O: a modestly bold American Blonde. Great introductory craft beer.

chinchill, Jun 23, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on tap at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain with a little bit of citrus and maybe some adjuncts such as corn. The flavor is more of the same. I get some yeast as well as grain. Not much going on here. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of javlin624
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

javlin624, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jheezee, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +12.4%

nickhiller, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of rwf08
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at brewpub.

A: Pale straw yellow. No head.

S: Sweet fruit, citrus, and grainy malt.

T: Malt, biscuit, and some light citrus.

M: Spritzy carbonation and thin body.

D: Last beer I drank that day and I don't remember it. I can only say from my notes that this wasn't great. Usually after a few beers anything is good but this one was just average at best.

rwf08, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JamLand, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

gtermi, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ExaltedNecrosis, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat hazy, deep golden color with a creamy, fine-bubbled head. Some nice lacing is evident as well. It is darker and cloudier than most blonde ales.

Smell is on the right track as well with a rich, dextrinous malty aroma. Has some mild cut hay hop notes as well.

Wow, this is malty as hell, but not cloyingly sweet, in fact it is barely sweet at all. Has a robustly creamy, almost wheat like tang (is there some wheat or rye in here?). Somewhat toasty bitterness plays well with a bit of hops to clean up the finish nicely. Actually, a damn fine blonde ale. I like it, makes a great thirst quencher and should be one of the first beers drank in a tasting.

twiggamortis420, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of blastoderm55
3/5  rDev -15.7%

blastoderm55, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ilikebeer03, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Mayhewbc
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Mayhewbc, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow and clear with a decent head and decent lacing. About what you'd expect from a blonde ale.

The smell was kind of weak but pleasant nonetheless. Wheat aromas come to mind, along with some hops and some fruitiness.

Taste wise there was a touch of yeast along with some graininess, a little hops, and some floral flavors. Not bad.

Feel was very light and a little thin, but enjoyable.

Overall it was an easy beer to drink and while not spectacular, it was still quite tasty.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of thereal_adam
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
Photo of champ103
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light hazy golden/orange color. A one finger white head forms and recedes to leave some light lace.
S: Citrus and floral hops are big. Some passion fruits, orange peal, and a light grainy sweetness.
T: Passion fruits seem to be up front and center. Pineapple and pears. Floral and grassy hops. Light orange peal and a grainy sweetness.
M/D: A light to medium body that has crisp carbonation. A little thin though. Really easy to drink. All day with this one.

Overall this is a really good every day beer. Plenty of flavor and substance. A great beer for the long hot Texas summers, or anytime while at Freetail.

champ103, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of bbadger
3/5  rDev -15.7%

bbadger, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

RandyPuckett, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 07, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

scm2787, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

cjtwigger, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

strangebrew1981, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is Freetail’s blonde ale. Typically I’m not a fan so saying that I liked this is not light praise.

It pours a cloudy golden color. No discernible aroma to speak of—typical of the style? Or just my inability to pick any of it up? It’s light, refreshingly sweet but not overly so, with a pleasing biscuity malt finish that really makes it work for me.

elNopalero, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

HopJack, Jan 16, 2012
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La Rubia from Freetail Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.