Kichesippi Natural Blonde - Kichesippi Beer Co.
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Reviews by notdan:
3.6/5 rDev +7.1%
Finally had a full pint of this on tap at the Atomic Rooster.
Medium gold body with the slightest haze and a solid white head.
Smell isn't very intense, but is indeed pleasant. Fruity esters and citrus hops mostly.
This beer was more flavourful than you'd expect for a 'blonde ale'. Nice caramel sweetness with some grainy malt, citrus flavours still quite prominent. Reminds me a bit of St-Ambroise Pale Ale.
A medium-light body with a nice amount of carbonation.
Overall a very drinkable beer that is pretty tasty as well. Will make a good summer patio beer.
05-05-2011 23:00:53 | More by notdan
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3.4/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours a clear gold. Thin film on top, no lacings to speak of. Doesn't look like much.
Subtle fruit on the nose, thinking apricots, soft peachy notes.
Clean grain up front with the fruit noted above. Bittering continental hops mid-way through last just long enough to give some crispness to the finish. Very similar hop profile to Creemore.
Not overly carbonated.
A nice drinkable, if light, pale ale.
06-10-2010 17:47:07 | More by CanuckRover
2.84/5 rDev -15.5%
A: Clear pale golden with fine carbonation
S: Funky, musty, cheesy...not "off" but not an expected aroma. No hop or malt.
T: Well it's a bit better here, light maltiness with slightly sharp hoppiness...the saving grace lol.
M: Smooth and light, goes down easy.
O: Once getting past the odd aroma it's not terrible, a nice thirst quencher/hot weather brew.
12-29-2013 01:47:40 | More by beerluvr
2.95/5 rDev -12.2%
Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry slightly unrefined cereal notes is OK. Taste is a mix between some unrefined cereal notes with light sweet malt notes and no discernable hops presence. Body is about average with OK carbonation. Not bad overall but light unrefined cereal notes didn’t please me particularly.
07-06-2012 18:31:17 | More by Phyl21ca
3.21/5 rDev -4.5%
A golden ta thick taupe colour with slight haze. Half inch of fine white head that creates thick, thick lacing with some retension. Streams of carbonation.
A strong bread yeast smell. Some ripe fruit aroma. But there is something funky here that brings a soapy, musty smell.
The taste matches the aroma. A strong bready malt taste with mild hops.
A smoothy, bread-like feel with a nice bite at the end.
Overal this is OK but nothing outstanding.
07-21-2013 22:31:05 | More by ssmack
3.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Citrus, hops, bread/grains
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, bread/grains, and a surprising amount of hops. There is also some notes of citrus to compliment the hop bitterness. The beer finishes with a floral hop slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall - This beer really didn't taste like I was expecting it to. It had a pretty decent and interesting flavour. I can see this being a decent gateway beer for the macro drinkers to get them into some of the more more flavourful pale ales etc. I'd definitely buy some bottles of this if I came across it at the store.
08-29-2011 18:07:23 | More by spinrsx
3.7/5 rDev +10.1%
Bottle from a six pack purchased at the brewery. Served cold in a 12oz pilsener glass. Bottled on Jan. 19, 2012.
Pours a deep and clear golden yellow colour with a small white collar of a head that gets retained well, but leaves very little lacing.
Freshly cut grains and toasted light malts dominate the aroma, accented by a soft, honey-like sweetness.
Surprisingly rich and balanced taste. The toasted malts and honey sweetness are joined by notes of floral and soapy hops, a hint of berry juice and a good wallop of bitterness comes through in the finish.
Also surprising is the hearty, bready mouthfeel, though a medium-heavy carbonation eases the beer over the tongue. The aftertaste has a certain syrupy sweetness to it, but then fades away crisp and clean.
This would make an excellent "gateway" beer for people who may be intimidated by the world of craft beers. There's a robust taste coupled with an easy-drinking nature. This would be a great match for poker and football, pizza and wings.
01-24-2012 20:59:00 | More by bryehn
3.53/5 rDev +5.1%
My first growler review! Props to my dad for saving this growler which was given to him by a buddy from Ottawa.
A - Pours a hazy orange copper colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no real lacing.
S - Some musty floral hops, aple cider and citrus with a caramel backbone on the finish.
T - Hops a surprisingly present with the citrus and mustiness of an ESB coming through. Cider fruitiness is mysteriously present along with a slight bitterness.
M - A tad thin, but likely attributable to the growler sitting for a couple weeks.
O - A tasty ale that was a pleasure to try. Would like to try the rest of their offerings the next time I'm in the viscinity.
08-12-2011 00:47:11 | More by andrenaline
3.75/5 rDev +11.6%
On tap at Mike's Place at Carleton University. From notes.
A - Gold, bright, strong carbonation, filmy white head. Little lacing and filmy retention.
S - Citrussy, obvious hop presence. Lemony with a good hop note. Tropical fruit and toasty malt.
T - The first note on the taste is that the malt bill seems out of whack. It seems like it could go dark and richer for deeper character. I realize this is a blonde ale but it just seems like something is...not wrong, but it could be improved upon. Nice hop citrus and grass with some grainy malt sweetness. Good.
M - Good carbonation and a light body. Bitter but only slightly.
O/D - Pleasant suprise. I wasn't expecting this to be all that good but it struck me as a nice refreshing, hoppy lager. With a stronger malt bill it seems like it has the potential to be Ontario's Boston Lager. Good work.
06-20-2011 18:35:52 | More by tbeckett
3.53/5 rDev +5.1%
Served on tap at the Cheshire Cat in Carp Ontario. I have to admit that I wasn't expecting much. I suspected it was contract brewed and given that it was marketed as a Natural Blond it didn't seem like it would have much appeal. However the Cheshire Cat smartly had it labelled as an all malt pale ale - which is much more representative of what it is.
Poured an attractive golden colour with a half dime width of head. The smell was light and not really noticeable until well into the glass, at which point you could pick up fruit flavours.
Taste is light and clean. Berry like fruit flavour with a well balanced hop finish. It's not going to rock your world but it is simple and effective.
Mouthfeel was good and drinkability was high.
05-29-2010 02:29:16 | More by Ralphus
2.95/5 rDev -12.2%
A: Pours a bubbly head that thins out very quickly but keeps a nice thin layer. The head does give some lacing (none to low) Colour is a clear yellow straw.
S: A bit of citrus and resin notes are noticeable
T: I got a bit of a taste of resin, an undertone of cucumber was present. Malt is clean but there is some form of corn/cereal presence.
M: Well carbonated, great balance, dry finish
O: Great impression on the nose and mouthfeel but the cucumber and resin presence turns me off from getting it again.
09-28-2012 13:24:21 | More by Kremlock
Kichesippi Natural Blonde from Kichesippi Beer Co.
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