Santa Barbara Blonde - Santa Barbara Brewing Company
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JayTheFinn:
3.75/5 rDev +27.1%
While I'm not a big fan of the Blonde, I did enjoy this one from Santa Barbara Brewing Company.
A - Light straw look with a little white head.
S - Smells strongly of unripened white grapes.
T - Mild yet persistent hop bite. Strong carbonation. Very lively with no overriding, dominant flavor.
M - Light.
D - Very. Nice hot summer dry drinker.
07-10-2006 00:41:07 | More by JayTheFinn
More User Reviews:
1.55/5 rDev -47.5%
Draft at brewery, 02/18/08.
Deathly pale pour with no carbonation or head after a couple of minutes. No aroma.
As thin a flavor as a macro, but no adjuncts, at least. Tiny bit of sweetness that finishes clean. No malt flavors, no hop character.
Why bother with this one? If you need thirst quenching on a summer day, a glass of water would probably be preferable. I don't want to sound bitchy, but there's almost nothing to this beer.
03-05-2008 14:32:31 | More by charlzm
3/5 rDev +1.7%
On-tap at SBBC
The pour is pale golden in color with a white head. A sweet maltiness to begin. Floral hops, a touch of grass, and a bit of soap. There's also a touch of chlorine. The flavor is sweet cereal and a bit of bread. There is a definite soapy quality to it and the same tinge of chlorine. Some grass and lightly bitter hop notes, maybe a bit of floral hops. Really just kind of blah.
08-15-2012 06:11:46 | More by womencantsail
2.7/5 rDev -8.5%
Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Santa Barbara brewing. Paired with pizza. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a half finger head devoid of cream, but with decent thickness; retention is bad. Colour is a clear gold.
Sm: Light barley, with maybe some cream. A mild strength aroma.
T: Too hoppy for a pilsner (they claim it's a pilsner on their menu). What were they thinking? It's bitter, but simple and wrong for the style. This is their flagship? Really? Poorly built for the style. Imbalanced.
Mf: A bit crisp, but also a touch coarse and dry. Doesn't at all suit the style or flavour.
Dr: The drinkability is okay, but the quality is low. I wouldn't get it again. This was a poor choice for their flagship; they have far better brews.
12-24-2011 21:54:36 | More by kojevergas
2.88/5 rDev -2.4%
Had this on tap yesterday at the SBCC on State Street. Picked their "flagship" and if this is it, it's not much to hang your hat on.
Appearance: Very pale and hardly any head, and carbonation was shockingly low for a tap brew. No lacing really at all.
Smell: Slight grain and grape, with a hint of hoppiness. Citrus is mild, but that's about it.
Taste: Almost honey-like sweetness was pleasant, but far too mild as there was hardly anything going on it taste. Limited amounts of grain, and I just found myself wishing for more the entire time.
Mouthfeel: Like water, super-thin and left hardly any aftertaste.
Drinkability: I plowed through this due to it not having much flavor, but I wasn't left wanting more after it was tapped. Pass on this, try something else, let's hope it's better than this.
09-12-2009 21:00:16 | More by nomomentwasted
2.98/5 rDev +1%
Another little beer I wont drink again.
Poured a light gold color, no head at all. Nose was a little honey, light citrus, lightly hopped.
Taste was average, nothign to write home about. Very watery with a sight hoppy finish but not drikable. Pass on it.
07-23-2008 22:04:41 | More by barleywinefiend
Santa Barbara Blonde from Santa Barbara Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.