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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at ? (I think TJ's, Paoli, PA)

Not a bad beer for a style I'm not a huge fan of. Poured a light, golden yellow, pale and slightly hazy, with a small cap of white bubbles for a head; minimal retention and lacing. Aromas of pale malts, musty grass, and a distinctive Belgian yeast quality that puts this on the border of a saison (typical Stillwater fare). More of the same in the taste, bready pale malts, yeast, grass, light herbal hops. Light-medium body and quite good for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 20:15:37 | More by Rifugium
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-01-2013 07:14:11 | More by chippo33
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dvmky

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-14-2013 01:32:06 | More by dvmky
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-18-2013 15:21:46 | More by harrisjohnson
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-23-2013 19:39:24 | More by Mattias
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-29-2012 04:04:25 | More by jrohrbacher
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-17-2012 18:18:53 | More by ncaudle
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-13-2013 00:13:31 | More by jzlyo
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half finger head wit excellent lacing in a cloudy banana yellow body. Aroma of clove, Belgian yeast, garbage and lemon. Flavor has a lot of corriander and clove with Belgian yeast funk and light lemon custard sweetness. Moderate carbonation and light to medium body. Lots of Belgian yeast and funk character. Drinkable but comes across very simpe. Not overly dry.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 18:26:41 | More by kylehay2004
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-22-2013 22:54:52 | More by ummswimmin
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The farm smell is right there wafting through and after the pour. Really funky. Above average mouthfeel. Nothing exceptional taste wise, a little pepper, drinking of hay, but drinkable. Some rice as in saki, as in roast and toast rice. Worth a try for something different.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 13:03:54 | More by Sammy
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, honey-yellow coloring with a ton of carbonation throughout and a tall, foamy, frothy, bright white head. Aromas of toasted grains, floral highlights, buttered bread, cut grass, and subtle hints of honey and cracker. Flavors are grassy up front, with hints of evergreen and honey, on a cracker backbone. Effervesced and light body, with a roasted and toasted character towards the end of the palate. The aftertaste is more of the toasty and grainy characteristics, with hints of sweetness. The finish is frothy and effervesced, with a lingering grassy and tangy sweet character. Different take on the style, and definitely refreshing on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 23:37:01 | More by GarthDanielson
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bomber into a tulip. Thanks go to wishuwerebeer for the share. The brew appears a clouded golden yellow color with 2 fingers of frothy white head. Patchy to webby lace sticks to the glass. Rising bubbles maintain about a finger strength across the top.

The nose has a nice lemony snap of fruity aromatics. Somewhat tropical as it warme and opens up in the glass. Hints of pineapple blend into more of a wheat-like grain inclusion. It smells somewhat tart but with hints of sulfur and grass.

The taste is pale grain blending into a bit of wheat sweetness. There is a mild indication of saison yeast and a touch of clove, spice and sulfur. A bit of exaggerated lemony oil quality like coriander is mid-palate blending to grassy and earthy qualities. The finish goes back to the straw character with a bit of perfume-like lemon.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest to effervescent level of carbonation that is lightly prickly on the tongue. It is interestingly enjoyable at times but it does have some distractions that make the brew fall apart a bit as the experience continues. The blend of saison character and tropical hints was brilliant, the sulfur and oily lemon - not so much.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 15:16:22 | More by stakem
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw/blonde with an impressive inch and a half of head. Huge gobs of lace get left behind. Looks very appealing.

The smell starts with heavy corn, grass and grain. Citrus and flowers make a small appearance.

The grain shows up quick, lemon and grass follow shortly. Simple but well balanced. Goes down very easily.

Easy to get through a bottle, but not worth the price. Love Stillwater, sort of like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 02:13:06 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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ADZA

Australia

3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours the lightest hazy blonde hue I've ever seen borderlining urine colour with a fluffy three finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is sweaty socks,funk,citrus and lemon sherbet,the mouthfeel is lightbodied and well carbonated with tastes of lemon sherbet,mandarins,the slightest touch of funk and i mean slight just enough to make itself known and finished with a thirst quenching herbal fruity dryness and overall not bad and nice for when you want a tasty thirst quenching beer without too much going on it cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 10:18:28 | More by ADZA
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pmlondrigan

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I suppose for the style the appearance does not get much better. Its yellow, but it has nice lacing and fair head retention. The aroma is a lot of lemon lime soda, phenols, band - aid, earth and funk. It is just on the right side of off putting honestly. Strong herbal, earthy, and bitter hop flavors. A well hopped beer for sure. The lemon lime soda appears again here as does the band - aid and phenol but it is more subdued and mostly in the finish. Wonderfully dry and crisp. I would love this on a hot summer day. A neat interpretation of a bastard style in the beer world.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 00:53:59 | More by pmlondrigan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-17-2014 22:59:23 | More by DaftPatrick
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-31-2014 14:00:30 | More by Cynic-ale
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Ralphs66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-13-2013 20:49:37 | More by Ralphs66
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-14-2012 22:48:13 | More by GRG1313
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-12-2012 19:29:55 | More by dtx00
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bccocx

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-10-2013 01:41:24 | More by bccocx
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-18-2014 23:21:56 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-08-2014 09:25:10 | More by gillagorilla
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-10-2013 04:11:18 | More by FUwolfpacker
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