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Alpha Blonde - Morgantown Brewing Company

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Alpha Blonde
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Morgantown Brewing Company visit their website
West Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A seductively soft, easy drinking blonde ale, with an emphasis on a fragile and complex malt character. Made with Belgian candi sugar, honey malt and select Belgian and American grain. Slightly sweet and creamy; perfect for the session connoisseur and the timid domestic drinker looking for an introductory craft beer.

This brew was made to please the novice craft beer drinker. Dubbed the "domestic with a kick" it provides a smooth, pleasant flavor throughout. More flavorful than your domestic beers, but light enough that anyone can enjoy.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: JamesS on 12-10-2009)
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3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Oglebay resort in WV.

A: Served in a pint glass, Alpha was clear gold with a small white head on top, not much retention or lacing.

S: Not a ton going on in the aroma, a little bit of grainy malt, some bread, and a little bit of fruit, mostly apple.

T: Flavor is a bit more on the bready side and hoppier with a bit of a grassy flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Refreshing and pretty smooth.

O: Pretty good, was one of the only non big beer choices at the bar at the hotel, and was more than happy to give it a shot.

mdaschaf, Nov 17, 2011
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A- pours crystal clear pale straw follw with a small creamy white head, a bit of lace left behind

S- grainy, cooked corn, metallic, remeniscent of an adjunct

T- light and malty with some sweet notes, moderately hopped, light fruity esters with a dry finish

M- light bodied, medium carbonation with a crisp finish

O- this is a stp up from an adjunct and a good option for a bmc drinker, but won't do much for creamy beer fans

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hailyeast, Dec 29, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery poured into pint glass on our way to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby back in 2009. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), light hops (earthy), and light hops (apple/pear). Flavor is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), light hops (earthy), and light esters (apple/pear) with notes of honey. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry finish.

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Alpha Blonde from Morgantown Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.