5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale - Renegade Brewing Company

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5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

15 Reviews
THE BROS
78
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 47
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 17.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 08-18-2011

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 47
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Hazed dirty yellow, decent lacing

SMELL: Fresh grass, herbal, sweetness, vague spiciness, nutty

TASTE: Very grass, smooth, semisweet, wet, hop oil, floral, mild esters, lemony, peppery, citrus rind, husky finish

A bit raw, perhaps out of sorts. Still a decent sip though. If this brew was cleaned up a bit, we’d be looking at a brew that would be “sessionable.” Great intentions here, and the 16-ounce can always works. This one just slightly misses its mark. (525 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
2.45/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy straw yellow with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is subdued - sweet bready honey malts.

The flavor is sweet honey malts with a light bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, uninspiring but not offensive. (303 characters)

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3.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Afternoon Ale seems like an apt title. It's crisp and bright with mild toasty malt and spicy hops flavors. This beer leans toward the bitterness, and there's a mild yeasty and fruity element to it. It reminds me more of a kolsch or keller pils than your average blonde. Fun beer. Have another. (293 characters)

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

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3.21/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Yes, another beer by way of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, musty, a few floral notes. Taste is light, floral, malts, a touch of sweetness. A good thirst quencher but lacking a bit of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not bad, but nothing special. (345 characters)

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3.49/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of blakelive784
1.5/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

16 fl oz can served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - pours a pale straw golden color with a thin, fizzy white head. Retention is terrible. You'd be hard pressed to differentiate this from BMC on looks alone.

S - light lemon notes, stale pale malts and bready yeast. There's a strange acidic-vomit note that I can't get past. A really strange off note. I'm mot sure why I'm going to try this....

T - watery malt extract opens over stale yeast. Acrid hops and the same vomit off note close. Watery and poorly built. Has a tonic like taste. Simple and unrefined. I'm positive a novice home brewer can do better.

M - thin and watery. Flat.

D - I don't drain pour, but this is tempting me. Why the hell would you put this on the market? I'd rather have Coors to be perfectly honest. Avoid. (797 characters)

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A very hazy light straw yellow colored body holds up a frothy white head. Slow head recession leaves an eventual light film. Light random patches of lacing stay on the glass.

Aroma: This style, and more to the point -- this beer smells like wet breakfast cereal. There's a wet cardboard aroma in there with a touch of sweetness that may or may not remind me of honey.

Taste: Sweet and malty up front, and with a cereal grain thing about it. The hops seem to kick in here, whereas in the aroma not so much. The finish is slightly grassy and balances out the malty sweet beginning.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body. Goes down pretty easy.

Overall: Not outstanding, not bad. Easy to drink. They should have added some citrus zest and made it a summer ale, and it would have received a better rating from me. Otherwise pretty forgettable. (881 characters)

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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3.81/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Today is my New CANorado Beer Sunday as the result of my trip to CANorado to visit The Old Lady aka Ma Petite Abeille. I shipped a boatload of CANs back from Mecca and I aim to review every daggone one of them. Slainte! My thanks to the peeps at Colorado Liquor Mart for allowing me to break a sixer.

From the CAN: "5:00 a state of mind rather than a time of day. The feeling of freedom, when you [CAN] go out into the world and be a little Renegade. Brewed in the spirit of making every part of the day 5:00. This floral, yet crisp ale is perfect for an afternoon session of Renegade antics. Drink it in my friends, 5:00 is here to rescue the Renegades from the jaws of the mundane. Best enjoyed in the company of good friends."; "offensively delicious".

The Crack and inverted Glug was textbook and created two fingers of dense, bone-white foam with excellent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy golden yellow, but that made no difference to Croesus, Mammon and King Midas, all fighting for a taste. Back off, boys, this is mine! Nose had a grassy quality and it may be because I have "Easy Rider" on TV right now, but man, I swear I smell grass. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was pleasantly sweet, almost lager-like, with an underlying grassiness. Finish was semi-sweet and eminently drinkable. I would definitely like this in the cooler in the summertime and at 5%, it is on the cusp of being sessionable. (1,424 characters)

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3.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer comes in a clear golden color.

The beer is quite mild. Pale malt, some bready sweetness throughout, a metallic finish, in general a watery brew. (154 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5% ABV confirmed. 500ml aluminum can with yellow label acquired as part of a 4 pack at me local CO bottle shop and served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; I think this is my first (or one of my first) beers from this brewery. No style is indicated on the label.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. Okay thickness and creaminess. Not real fluffy or soft. Head retention is pretty good - about 4-5+ minutes. Spotty inconsistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear translucent yellow. Appears adequately carbonated. Quite clean; no floating yeast particles/sediment is visible.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for what I'm assuming is a blonde ale. I'm looking forward to trying it, but it's far from unique or special. No egregious flaws are obvious.

Sm: Simple clean barley is dominant. Straw. Floral hop character. That's about it.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. There's no real malt presence. It's an average strength aroma and is generically pleasant. I don't find any off-notes.

T: Clean barley, vague pale malts, floral hop character, and soft water. Balanced, but painfully simple. Lacks complexity, subtlety, intricacy, and nuance. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. There's just so little going on here, and unlike simple German style beers, for example, it doesn't have the balance and subtlety nailed down. I certainly like it, and I do think it's apt considering its moniker - I'd sit down with this at 5 o'clock.

Mf: I commend it for its softness, but elsewise there's little here which is notable. It's a standard smooth/wet mouthfeel which is pretty refreshing. Carbonation is slightly overdone. Decent presence on the palate. Very clean and light. Facilitates delivery of the flavours, but doesn't feel custom-tailored specifically to the taste. That said, it does suit it well in a generic sense.

Not oily, gushed, hot boozy, astringent, harsh, or rough.

Dr: True to style, it's extremely quaffable; I could easily kill the 4 pack in one sitting. It's probably best considered as a "pitcher with a pizza" kind of beer. The discerning drinker will find little here of interest, but I doubt any beer enthusiasts will truly hate it. I might get it again when out at a bar or restaurant. I think it's an above average brew and is very pleasant, but offers little beyond that. Certainly worth trying once. I think over time its current 76 rating will go up; it's a very approachable beer that would make a good "stepping stone" brew to ease newcomers into craft beer. By no means a bad offering from Renegade.

The highlight for me is the softness of the texture.

High C+ (2,951 characters)

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5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale from Renegade Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.