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Upside Down Blonde - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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BA SCORE
77
okay

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010)
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy light lemon gold. One inch of sudsy white head dissipates slowly.

Smells of light barley malt and light citrus with a slight dry bitter hop element.

Light citrus sweetness over a light fresh grassy malt with a slight dry hop with minimal bitterness.

Medium body with fluffy carbonation throughout.

I think this one is a bit underrated. It's very drinkable and sessionable and it has a surprisingly good appearance and body. The aroma and flavor are balanced and inoffensive. It's not some sort of groundbreaking ale but it's not trying to be. It's quite good for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 02:52:52 | More by Cylinsier
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
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It looks the part. Not as hazy as a hefe, but it's clearly got a cloud-like look. Moderate golden yellow color, though slightly darker because of the clouds. The head is as huge as you want it to be and retains forever. Only after minutes does it fall leaving a chunky lace.

The flavors die quickly, but if you take a sniff early, you can pick up the tang of the wheat and some citrus notes.

The taste leaves a bit to be desired because it doesn't taste at all like a hefe, or even a wheat beer for that matter. The pilsner malts confused me and gave it a convoluted taste. The addition of Noble hops didn't help the equation. It's supposed to be complex, but I just found it confusing.

They really missed it here. A wheat or hefe is supposed to be tangy and spicy, and this is just savory and grainy. Ultimately, it doesn't feel 'bad' per se, it just misses the boat for the style.

Confusion in a bottle. Doesn't taste like a blonde, doesn't taste like a hefe, doesn't taste like a wheat beer. So what the hell is it?

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Upside Down Blonde from Flat 12 Bierwerks
77 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.