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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A ’Post Prohibition’ style ale brewed with Pilsner malt, corn, and rice. Hopped at 2lbs per BBL with Cluster, Northern Brewer, and Saaz and fermented with a farmhouse ale yeast and 2 strains of brettanomyces to weigh in at 4.5% ABV.

Batch 1 750ml
Batch 2 22oz

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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dancfuller

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.8%

07-13-2014 18:14:04 | More by dancfuller
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

04-26-2012 04:13:34 | More by sludgegnome
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Barrelista

California

1.73/5  rDev -54.6%

Tasted of hominy, with hints of SPI Code 5 plastic and woodsiness.

Smells of grass, the plastic of baby diapers, air of the Coastal California Redwoods, and hominy.

Light, acidic mouthfeel; bubbles are agressive and a burn to the tongue.

A light, staw color with low foam.

Overall this beer argued too much with my sensibilities. The result? I could not appreciate it.

06-14-2012 02:18:26 | More by Barrelista
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -47.5%

01-27-2013 03:51:41 | More by lupercmda
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

07-28-2012 18:53:57 | More by jburchett
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thefluker

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

06-07-2014 22:08:13 | More by thefluker
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Brewsed

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-20-2013 18:21:31 | More by Brewsed
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.74/5  rDev -28.1%

Poured from the bottle into a wine like snifter glass. Much thanks to Lea and the DC bottle share gang.

A real nice pale lemon body, even throughout, with a thin foamy off white head that is quite bright in appearance. Looks more like a saison.

Nose hits with a huge reeking sense. Hops and must and yeasty stanky quality. Dirt. Burnt leaves and herbs. Must. Mulch. Compost. Farmhouse gone overboard, quite off putting for me.

First sip is quite bitter on the palate. Huge notes of flowery and garden earth qualities. Fairly noticeable peppery finish hinting at farmhouse yeast components, but also with a tin metal box tinny aftertaste to match. Sharp. Jarring. Qualitiy aromatics and flavors but overkilled.

Overall the brew feels incredibly unbalanced and too out of kilter on the funky sense. This isn't for me, this feels like it went for broke and burned everything in it's path to get there.

06-23-2013 02:39:56 | More by smakawhat
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

02-09-2013 00:55:25 | More by pintofparadise
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Timmy13T

New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-31-2013 03:22:28 | More by Timmy13T
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-04-2013 12:04:05 | More by xnicknj
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-05-2013 09:39:25 | More by RobertColianni
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WDJersey

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-26-2013 04:33:23 | More by WDJersey
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -18.4%

Batch 2

Pours a hazy bright golden yellow color with a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Funky sulfuric aroma with hints of egg salad and fart along with musty bugs and light fruit.  The sulfuric presence is really strong and pretty unpleasant but there is a musty, earthy brett presence and light fruit esters balancing things out.  Subtle grainy adjunct presence as well.  

Slightly funky but light bodied and much easier to drink than anticipated.  Dry and earthy with subtle wood and sulfur along with funky bugs and light fruit notes. Decent dry brett presence with a touch of sulfuric funk followed by grainy adjuncts as well as some apple and pear sweetness.  

09-26-2013 01:10:50 | More by corby112
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

04-01-2014 03:41:16 | More by bismarksays
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-26-2013 20:03:43 | More by mikeincharleston
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Beer is cloudy golden in colour, very light. Looks rather like a wit. Good-sized white head, fades steadily leaving a good amount of lace.

Smell is dominated by brett. Quite funky, barnyardy. A bit of a cheesy scent. Some grain. I like brett but the scent is not the best.

Like the nose, the brett is quite strong. Other than that, the taste is very thin. Very funky with a cheese flavour. I get almost nothing other than brett.

Beer is very thin, very light-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, disappointing. It just tastes like the brett was added to a tasteless beer. Meh.

12-28-2012 19:37:45 | More by jrenihan
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-28-2012 18:15:54 | More by keanlacrosse
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-30-2013 13:34:25 | More by alysmith4
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%

a - opens with a bang as we have a slight gusher though not much beer was lost. poured a three-fingers thick, fluffy, eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that left a bright and bubbly golden color. good sheeting and lacing throughout.
s - floral hops with some lemon citrus aromas.
t - lemon tartness, biscuity, grainy, herbal.
m - prickly and bubbly from lively carbonation.
o - decent beer but a little boring and overly carbonated.

07-01-2013 18:12:04 | More by GPHarris
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oline73

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Light malt and a slight tartness. The overall smell is rather yeasty.

Taste: Light and slightly bitter. I'm picking up some herbal and yeast flavors, especially in the finish. Mild and rather refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: There is a ton of flavor in this beer given the abv. I thought it was interesting and would have more.

02-27-2012 00:46:24 | More by oline73
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-06-2012 12:34:06 | More by JasonSiedman
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-16-2012 01:59:42 | More by theminutemen
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-11-2012 22:42:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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