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Great Reno Ballon Race Balloon Brew Crystal Blonde Ale - Great Basin Brewing Co.

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Great Reno Ballon Race Balloon Brew Crystal Blonde Ale
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 4
Avg: 3.71
pDev: 4.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Great Basin Brewing Co. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 09-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 4
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3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a tulip glass

A: poures a dirty blond nice foggyness to it kinda looks like an ipa but deff not one

S:smell of grains with a little hop presence

T:hoppy bitter at first taste with a nice grainy finish almoast a pale lager not a blonde ale

M:verry crisp and dry good summer time beer

O:overall this is my favorit beer from great basin so far out of the 3 I tried I was in reno and made a point to try this breweris beer this one is realy good I could realy tip theese back all day verry tasty beer foor a blonde

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light straw color yellow with a bit more substance, .75" head, white on the top, nice lace clinged to the Nevada Wolfpack glass. Aroma was nice, I liked whatever yeast strain they used, imparted a mild, yet fresh fruit kind of ester.

Taste, wow, this actually has taste and is nice and smooth, while being easy drinking. Really, the yeast is what stands out, its delicate and tasty, like a mild undercurrent of watermelon and green grape flowing through it (not in a white wine way though). Malt and hops are extremely low here, and it suits the beer. I think hardcore artisan beer nerds and run of the mill people could enjoy this one. Its tough to make a blonde beer that your average "I drink to get drunk" fool would appreciate. Not for that guy.

Seeing as it was summer time, and this was a really limited brew, I figured why not pick up something light for tailgates and whatnot. Glad I did.

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Great Reno Ballon Race Balloon Brew Crystal Blonde Ale from Great Basin Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.