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Tofino Blonde Ale - Tofino Brewing Company

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Tofino Blonde AleTofino Blonde Ale

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 14
Avg: 4
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Tofino Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RXUYDC on 08-26-2013

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, part of a decent swath of this brewery's offerings to suddenly appear on our Albertan bottleshop shelves this past week.

This beer appears a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a stupidly teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and mildly foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some broad, chunky alien invader ship lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells quite agreeably of peppy biscuity and crackery pale malt, white pepper spice, less than aggressive lemon rind fruity notes, dry field honey, and prominent leafy, earthy, herbal, and grassy hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, crackery and bready pale malt, a twinge of wheat and caramel adjacent sweetness, muddled pome and weak citrus fruit notes, and an equally mild earthy, weedy, and grassy hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly persistent in their equally frothy and fizzy ministrations, the body a decent medium weight for the style, and sort of smooth, that otherwise awesomely pervasive biscuity character unfortunately taking things down a peg or so here. It finishes off-dry, the biscuity and subtly fruity esters keeping it real for this one, yeaaaaah!

I'm sorry (but not sorry - thanks, Stone!), but my expectations of this style are so freaking low, that when I come upon one with some sort of real gumption, I'm hard put to make any real sense of things. Gah. Anyways - whatever these folks out on the island WAY on the west side of, well, Canada, have done, I gotta say, keep on doing it, and all will be well, especially come next summer!

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale gold, minimal head. Light, floral, sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a straw gold with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - Biscuity and bready malts, hint of lemon, earthy and leafy hops, hint of grassy notes.

Taste - Biscuity and bready malts followed by the earthy and leafy hops. The hint of lemon and grassy notes help to round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry.

Overall - A well executed brew that stays true to the style. It tastes fresh and it sets out what it intends to do. A sessionable beer that can be enjoyed at anytime.

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3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Easy drinking beer, ideal for those rare sunny days in Tofino. Had at the Shelter on the terrace on a perfect sunny day.

Good appearance, dark straw color
Little noticeable aroma
Light taste with some malt, crisp slightly hoppy finish

Not usually a fan of this style, but tried this to complete the tasting of all the brewery's offerings. Very enjoyable, and would drink again on the right occasion.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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Tofino Blonde Ale from Tofino Brewing Company
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