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Shady Blond - Prism Brewing Company

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Prism Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmdrpi on 09-11-2011

Blonde Ale brewed with blood oranges
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 4
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- brewed with blood oranges. 4.5%

A: Golden pour gradually turns to a tangerine orange with a dense clarity. A dirty white thin spongy-bubbly topping is quick to dissipate. The coloring is real nice, no lace with some visible suspended protein material.

S: Freshly peeled oranges, tangerines, with some distinguishable pink grapefruit. The strength is medium per style quite nice.

T: Im guessing the blood oranges is what i'm mistakening for pink grapefruit. Lightly tart, dry, citrus-grapefruit pulp. Very breakfast like drink, lightly dry and tart finish.

M: Feels like wheat backed, good substance wise, high attenuation, lightly dry and tart with a calming carbonation.

O: Overall very light abv of 4.5% and grapefruit juice like flavor makes this a perfect breakfast drink. The alcohol is very soft if not hardly noticeable. Good flavor, but as a blond, more of an off shoot variety then your typical norm.

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A - Shady Blond pours a hazy orange color with white foamy head.

S/T - Delicious orange smell and taste are extremely prominent. Lots of orange flavors up front.

M - Lightly malty and thin with a clean finish. Nice lacing.

O - Overall, this is a great summer beer.

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appears a cloudy hazy straw color, with bone-white head. starting with the smell, there is no hiding that this beer was brewed with blood oranges. Very pleasant orange aroma.

taste is a nice balance of light malt and the citrus orange flavor. fairly dry finish. thin body and crisp carbonation make it an easy drinker.

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Tastes almost like drinking a mimosa. Really light and easy on the palate.

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Shady Blond from Prism Brewing Company
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