Renegade Blonde - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 51
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: womencantsail on 11-14-2010

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 51
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Uerige stick.

Faintly hazy sunglow liquid (I suppose this is unfiltered so I won't dock too much for the lack of clarity) topped by a half finger of soft magnolia foam. Light sticky lacing, excellent retention.

Light winter fruit (apples and pears) in the nose - tart and subdued. Faintly floral note, though not much if any malt.

Delicate malt in the palate entry, though this gives way to wave of minerals, white grapes, and apple skins. Slightly grassy, well attenuated, slightly dry finish - some hops peek out from behind the semblance of fruit, though they don't seem to contribute much bitterness.

Light-bodied, yet creamy, with a soft but lasting carbonation.

An easy style to get wrong I think, and Iron Fist presents this one free of off notes. I was sort of expecting more of a blonde ale, with an emphasis on malt, but I'm pleased to report that this beer is about as close to a proper Kölsch as I've had from a domestic producer (excepting 32/50). As others have mentioned this isn't the best value though... (1,067 characters)

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Bottle: Poured a clear golden color Kolsch with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of clean crisp cereal notes with light butter notes. Taste is also dominated by crisp cereal notes with light buttery notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well done for style with limited buttery notes and refreshing taste overall. (377 characters)

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Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A hazy body, slightly dull, but with a darker orange and mostly deep peach yellow color. Some cola carbonation in appearance, most of it rising very quickly. Head barely forms a finger, soapy white, but settles to a thin puck.

Lemon lime scents on the nose in a nice citrus way. Slight grass and crisp malt sensations. Light and a little bit effervescent gas. Fairly alright.

Clean tasting on first sip. A bit of sharp bitterness while finishing but controlled with some clean malt sweetness. Slightly dry. Some nice crisp qualities to this, with a bit of missing malt density.

Overall though not a great kolsch but not a bad one either, certainly enjoyable. (706 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

At Small Bar into a pint glass

A - Very clear yellow with a nice thick head. Pretty much dead on for a kolsh.

S - Bready malts with a little bit of german hops coming thu.

T - Clean and fresh with plenty of bready pale malts. Yeast kinda kills it to me...its like a belgian homebrew (likely WL550 or the like). Still close to being true to style but the yeast was just kinda plain and didn't match the malt profile.

M - Clean and freshing as per the style.

D - While it looks and feels great, I'm not happy with the yeast profile on this one. Its almost like a mail order recipe or something, clearly this is not the result of experimentation and refinement on the part of the brewer. (691 characters)

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Smells light and mildly sweet with a little fruitiness and a grassy hop aroma. Nice noble hop with a base of biscuit malt. Toasted grain aroma, it is a good lager scent.

Starts out mild and yeasty. Moderate hop bitterness. Mostly toasted grain with some fruity elements. Hops are grassy.

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On-tap at Iron Fist

A: The pour is a hazy golden yellow color with a thin white head.

S: A lot of orange notes come through on the nose, both in terms of fruit flesh and the peel. There's a fair amount of yeastiness to this too.

T: Far more bitter than you'd expect for a blonde/kolsch. A moderate amount of bready sweetness along with the same strong orange character exhibited in the nose. Fairly "heavy" for this sort of beer, but I'm not exactly complaining.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: They call this a kolsch, but I don't know if that's necessarily the best classification for it. In any event, nice flavors and pretty easy to drink. (679 characters)

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Renegade Blonde from Iron Fist Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.