Bailey's Blonde Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
84
good

165 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 13
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies 6.5 - 7.5%

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08/28/13 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Unusual is the first thing that comes to mind. Few reference points available. Assertive flavor. Balanced bitter/sweet tastes. Medium body. I don't find the creator's 'citrusy' finish but being bottle aged & seeing no date I assume I'm in uncharted waters here. All in all an interesting brew. Not one I would seek out, but I realize the caveats involved in this venture...all part of the quest.

PART II It turns out all of the 'character" was hanging out at the bottom of the bottle. At a slightly warmer temperature this took on the character of a strong Belgian ale. Yeasty & balanced. Like really good friends, it sometimes takes some getting used to.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No real bottle date and had some sediment at the base so I can only assume it's over 7 months old.

A - A very hazy amber yellow so not quite blonde at all. Head exploded forth filling my whole glass with foam even with a tilt. So far not good.

S - No real hops just a raw grain smell and maybe some musk.

T - OK this bottle is older than I thought I am for sure getting a wet cardboard flavor next to some bittering hops and a very raw grainy taste. A shell of it's former self.

M - Medium bodied.

Overall I may revisit since I liked the summertime lager but I even had that one with age and it was at least drinkable. This one resulted in a 1/4 of the bottle drain pour.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, bottled 4/11/12. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Hazy, gold body with a white head, low retention. Clear lacing. Aroma includes zesty citrus, maybe percimon and lemon. Taste has a crisp hop bitterness with a dry aftertaste. Some grapefruit flavor of hops, light in malt character. Not a bad beer, I'm sure it's just a touch past its prime.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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Bailey's Blonde Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.