Lonely Blonde - Fulton Beer

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: mwagner1018 on 06-08-2010)
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4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- a bubbly golden yeloow with a decent head. little lacing that drops slowly.

S- Malt with a sweet almost honey scent

T- Nice crisp malt flavor with a bit of sweetness mixs in the middle and a nice bite to finish it off.

M- Nice carbonation and nice little bite at the end

O- Good good beer, more flavor than I expected from a blonde beer. Nothing too spectacular though.

Serving type: Bottle

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Decent three fingers of white head with good retention. Lacing is moderate around the glass.

Smell: Sweet and bready pale malts with some caramel and toffee. Lots of grainy wheat. Some hints of lemon zest and honey. Also some hints of noble hops. Smells crisp and fairly sweet.

Taste: Like the smell leads, a sweet and crisp taste of pale malts with some bready caramel. Big presence of wheat grains throughout. Some hints of lemons and honey. Finishes with a light amount of noble hops.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very crisp, clean, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Blonde ale. Tasty and very easy to drink.

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Serving: From tap into pilsner glass. Seems fridge temp.

Look: Light Golden yellow. More color than an American lager. Minimal head reduces to thin film. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Light grain, and possibly some earthy hops.

Taste: Similar to the smell, pretty light overall. The malts are not quite doughy, nor are they very toasty. However, they are a bit grainy. Bitterness is somewhat noticeable, but overall low and balances the malt well. The result is relatively neutral, but it has enough flavor to keep it interesting. Finish is smooth and the taste does not linger too long.

Feel: Relatively light and crisp. Finish is dry, but does not linger.

Overall: A good example of the blonde ale style. The flavor is pleasant and interesting, but stays out of the way and doesn't try to make a bold statement. I would have preferred the malts to be a little more toasty or maybe biscuity rather than grainy, but I could be misperceiving that. A solid member of the Fulton lineup, that should not be overlooked just because it doesn't have an overpowering amount of hops or malt.

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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of Lonely Blonde after a tour Fulton Brewing. While, normally, I'm not the target audience for blonde ale, I wanted to give all three in growlers a chance.

Almost white head with irregular bubbles over a straw yellow ale with hints of amber. Fresh bread maltiness and a hint of corn in the nose with an elegant spice note and green apple from the 29 IBUs, and maybe from the yeast a bit. Clean malt and spice on the tongue that's supported by a heavier than expected mouthfeel. Almost 5% ABV, I'm guessing a good malt bill contributes to the fullness. Still a light beer, the spice floats above the malt with some impact. Nicely balanced beer that even warms up well for yellow beer.

My first sample of Lonely Blonde was at Autumn Brew Review in 2010, and my impression was far less favorable. My guess is that tough festival conditions and a small sample of a more delicate beer impaired a fair tasting. Fresh and from the brewery, it's a solid beer that's refreshing with a complex taste that explains why a large number of folks are drinking with a Lonely Blonde at the tap room today.

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3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this as the beer of the month (June 2010) at Bunny's in SLP, on tap.

A- Received in an English style pint glass, light golden blond color, sunshine, rising effervescent carbonation, very light white head, little head retention, no noticeable lacing.

S- Light yeast, melon, ripe pear. Mild zest of citrus hops, light floral note.

T- Ripe light fruits present, with a nice crisp clean malt flavor, mostly finishes with a mild honey, light wheat texture, balanced bitterness completes.

M- Crisp, light body, fruit notes are nice, but not overly sweet or overpowering, well balanced, slight creaminess and smooth texture.

D- Very nice summer blond, refreshing, flavorful enough to keep me interested, balanced, clean. Very nice beer from the new kids on the Mpls craft beer block...

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3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden blonde, clear, with a white foam head that dissipates quickl leaving a skein. Spotty lace here and there. Smells of flaky buttery crackers, bread dough, cereal. Taste is cereal grain, crackers reminescent of Triscuits, very lightly sweet. Hop bitterness arrives and cleanses the palate. Nicely balances and a clean finish. Body is medium to light, a little slick, holds together well, decent carbonation. Overall- light but decently balanced favors make for easy drinking.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12oz Tumbler Pint Glass

Appearance - Pours a Clean Wet-Golden color with a half finger head after an aggressive pour. Carbonation starts out strong, but tapers off after a minute or so.

Smell - There's a pungent bread/biscuit/yeast smell in here as well as some graininess, but not in a bad way! There's also a pleasant sweetness aroma in here as well, which gives the smell more appeal

Taste - Very Biscuit-like taste with some very prominent sweet malt notes. There's also a slight earthy hop taste on the back of the palette, which is unusual in a Blonde Ale, but I feel it gives a sort of freshness to the taste

Mouthfeel - Very light bodied and carbonation is fairly mild, so it's fairly smooth. It's a beer that's all around pretty easy to drink.

Overall - This is an example on how to do a Blonde Ale correctly and it's perfect for any occasion. It's not complex in flavor, but it doesn't need to be. It gets the job done as being a beer that doesn't sacrifice it's flavor for simplicity!

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Lonely Blonde from Fulton Beer
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