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Lonely Blonde - Fulton Beer

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fulton Beer visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mwagner1018 on 06-08-2010)
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

04-08-2013 23:03:06 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-28-2013 16:19:24 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%

04-09-2013 00:06:22 | More by acurtis
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-12-2014 23:26:42 | More by kylehay2004
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emerge077

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Eric for this one!

12 oz. bottle served in a tulip glass. Brilliant golden color, bright clarity, thin layer of creamy whit foam on top. Some wispy lacing here and there.

Light toasty malt aroma, light and simple but clean and pleasant.

Toast and butter, light bitterness in the aftertaste. Simple taste, slightly grainy, papery, and a tad swilly. Light bodied with light carbonation. Overall drinkable and refreshing enough on a hot day, though i'd prefer my local version, Half Acre Gossamer to this.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:15:46 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, fizzy white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of caramel and grains with a touch of floral notes.

T - It tasted sweet with caramel and grain flavors. It had a light spicy bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This was an okay blonde ale. I'd like to try some more beers from Fulton.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 03:07:52 | More by zeff80
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fulton Lonely Blonde ale. Got a growler full of it, let's drink it up.

Clear, pale gold coloring, slim white head.

Aroma: soft hops, light maltiness, a little grainy.

Taste: light bodied, bright citric hop flavor, clean and easily drinkable. A session beer, and a chick beer, without being a lite beer or a wheat beer, which is a nice accomplishment. The Dude goes for an IPA, and his Chick can have a Lonely Blonde, even if she's a brunette. (Redheads will want something more.)
Easily sipped, tidily hopped, just enough flavor to satisfy, yet…not quite enough for me. But this isn't meant for me. I don't go for blondes. Send me to a red, a black, or a brown, please.

However, once again, there ain't nothing wrong with it, and it is just as good as a blonde ale should be. In fact, it's nearly perfect for a blonde ale. But, again, I'm not going to grab at one anytime soon.

Serving type: growler

02-26-2013 06:15:52 | More by feloniousmonk
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Acadia Cafe. I'd enjoyed Fulton's Child of Vine and hoped this would prove tasty as well. But frankly I was let down with Lonely Blonde. It's just another clean, grainy blonde ale. I already know what 2-row barley tastes like and there's nothing new here. Plenty of other breweries have made this same beer for years, there isn't much reason to single this one out.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2010 14:42:34 | More by tempest
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

11-28-2013 01:45:38 | More by XmnwildX12
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden color, looks decent enough, mild white head that totally disappears. Aroma still had that buttery thing going that the awful Sweet Child of Vine had. Not as intense, but still, enough to put it below average and not enjoyable.

Taste, well, thankfully this was easier to digest. A little toasted vienna malt kind of taste, carbonation is higher in the mouthfeel than it is in the appearance. No hop flavors discernable. Crackery breadiness is very light. The adjetive "thin" comes to mind.

I wasn't going to drink the blonde last night, but after the awful sweet child o vine during the Marquette/Providence game, I was like trying to reset the palate with a clean beer, so I popped this Blonde Ale open. It just didn't get the job done, it was gritty at times, the alcohol seemed bigger than it should have, it just didn't leave me in a position to recommend Fulton at this point.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 20:45:51 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear pale gold color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes within seconds into almost no lacing. The aroma is of light bready malt with a hint of honey. It is nice, but it is all very faint even for the style. The taste is similar to the aroma. I like what I am tasting, but it is just to light even for a blonde ale. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a thin texture, and moderately high carbonation. Overall, this is an average blonde ale that I will probably pass of next time.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 02:56:19 | More by KarlHungus
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jera1350

Minnesota

2.23/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A crystal clear pale yellow with a fizzy head on top that is clean white and fades quickly. Leaves a few rings of lacing however. Kind of a BMC look I guess.

The nose is extremely faint. All I am really picking up is some light graininess, but that is all.

The taste is extremely weak. Again, some light grain and actually a touch of bitter hops in there. A very safe and boring flavor that reminds me of BMC.

Pretty thin and watery feeling. Dry as well.

This one really does nothing for me. I hope Fulton does well and I enjoyed the Sweet Child, but I have no need to ever try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 02:27:05 | More by jera1350
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at Longfellow's Grill.
I liked this more than I expected. Had a nice hop streak running through the middle that tasted nicely and faded quickly enough to not impact the food flavor.
Poured with virtually no head. Yellow slightly cloudy body.
Soft malt aroma. Malt flavors were slightly bready and reasonably clean.
On low end of carbonation but still had a little body.
I'd get this again. Nice summer beer or with lighter foods.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 16:55:10 | More by garymuchow
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Redrover

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fulton Blonde – On tap at the Crooked Pint. It is a light crystal clear gold with a bone white head.

Crackers and a hint of spice in the nose.

Neutral taste. It was mild, a bit grainy with just a whisper of hops. My Juicy Lucy burger overpowered the beer, so only serve this one with the mildest of foods.

Mouth was ok. Very mild even for a crossover beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2013 01:58:58 | More by Redrover
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-28-2013 19:28:41 | More by bumchilly25
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light honey golden. Head is virtually nonexistant. And what is there doesnt last.
S- Aroma is sweet fruityness. There is a bready/grainy note.
T- Quite sweet at first. There is a light apple and pear note up front but it finishes with a sweet grainyess, with a honey graham cracker character.
M- Medium light body. More carbonation would have helped.
O- A simple beer and one that is easy drinking. I'd bring this one to a tailgate.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 02:22:22 | More by jsprain1
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ kings in a pint glass

A- a hazy blonde yellow color with a good white head

S- malts and grain faint floral hops

M- follows nose with just average hop taste with german malts and a grain taste

M- crisp and clean with medium carbonation a smooth and creamy taste

O- a good summer beer with a low abv,,easy to drink but flat on the taste..still an allright brew to try

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2011 03:20:23 | More by gatornation
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 06:45:03 | More by MattyG85
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

11-12-2012 03:10:46 | More by bigbeers84
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Pint glass.

Appearance: Light straw-colored gold with a fairly hefty white head and some decent lacing lines.

Smell: Sweet apple and caramel predominantly, with light spicy hoppiness.

Taste: Semi-sweet grainy malts with an emphasis on apple and caramel. Ends with a nice floral and spicy hop kick that is ample for the style.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, creamy medium body (fuller than expected), dry finish.

Drinkability: Comes across as a creamier, fuller bodied, hoppier lager, and that is a-ok with me.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2010 18:29:57 | More by bsp77
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-28-2011 18:23:33 | More by FreshmanPour77
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not your typical Minnesota winter beer, but I'm feeling like a change of pace - something lighter. And I've been neglecting this new local brewery.

Pours a very clear light golden color, like slightly watered-down apple juice. One finger or white head, fades fast, little lacing. A tiny stream of bubbles rising up.

Smell is crisp and clean. Noble hops, a bit of spice. It's faint, and at first whiff struck me like an adjunct lager. But what's there is better than that, and rather refreshing.

Taste is simpler than I'd like. Again, some crisp pale malts, a touch of bitterness. No spice here, though. Just not much to hold onto. I want either more flavor or more subtlety.

Mouthfeel is light and fizzy, which is what I want from it. Finish is half watery, half drying.

Was this beer built to compete with adjunct lagers? It certainly seems so to me. It's light, clean, and crisp, without a ton of flavor. Not bad, but there are better beers like it around that are more worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 04:54:28 | More by zeledonia
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-14-2014 07:13:08 | More by Localdrinklax
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-01-2013 07:23:31 | More by Hopstout
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herman77

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-19-2012 20:59:51 | More by herman77
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Lonely Blonde from Fulton Beer
77 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.