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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
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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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-12-2013 01:02:55 | More by Dawkins
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impending

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-30-2013 03:50:00 | More by impending
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-10-2013 01:41:24 | More by bccocx
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.  

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-05-2013 09:39:25 | More by RobertColianni
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Timmy13T

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Alabama

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 18:12:04 | More by GPHarris
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-01-2013 07:14:11 | More by chippo33
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-26-2013 03:07:09 | More by heygeebee
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.74/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 02:39:56 | More by smakawhat
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-22-2013 23:07:34 | More by Rwalford74
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy almost milky pale straw with massive pillowy head. Almost immediately it begins to crater and lump up with giant soapy bubbles and leave lacing trailing around the glass.

S: Wheaty biscuits with wet hay and funky bretta. Lemony tartness and a solid wet leather finish.

T: Round kick of bretta straight to the mouth. No mistaking it for another style. Ripe bananas are detectable with wet horse blanket, pithy lemons and limes and wheaty chewiness. Forward on the funk meter and not for the faint of heart.

M: Snappy carbonation with a light dry and sour mouthfeel.

O: This beer feels true to the claim of being styled in prohibition times given its cloudy unfiltered, almost milky appearance. Its sour wild taste and smell is raw and upfront. Worth given it a try should you find it in your area.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 16:45:10 | More by FondueVoodoo
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-07-2013 16:14:04 | More by DeutschesBier
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-05-2013 13:35:46 | More by InspectorBob
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-04-2013 12:04:05 | More by xnicknj
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random846

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-31-2013 23:40:24 | More by random846
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of grapes, hops, yeast, hint of floral, hint of grass, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and thick, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight alcohol, grapes, slight grass, hint of yeast, slight floral, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, feel, and blend.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 16:50:19 | More by Tone
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours pale straw with a large head.
Nose shows funky, goaty Brett, soft lemon, light malt, grassy cow shit. Smells like a bloody farm. Intriguing.
Some of the farm characters transfer through as flavours, along with dry saison notes and grainy malt.
Massively high carbonation.
This one grew on me, despite the cow shit.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 02:30:44 | More by CrazyDavros
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