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Bailey's Blonde Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

Bailey's Blonde AleBailey's Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 158
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by GregPearson33:
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GregPearson33

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I opened it a thick (bottle conditioned?) froth began to overflow from the bottle. The head has pretty loose lacing with big sticky fireman's foam bubbles that stick to the sides of the glass even as it dissipates. I can see very active carbonation through my super special Sam Adams tasting glass - I really do like this thing! Anyway, the beer also has a great light golden-straw color which I'm finding particularly inviting (probably because it alludes to lighter taste and better drinkability than say, one of the imperial stouts I've been drinking all winter).

The smell was floral with definite hints of sour apple and citrus as well. Taste was similar similar to a Belgian (go figure...) with sour pear notes that were presented well in front of a slight bitter after bite. Given the relatively high ABV I think this had tremendous drinkability, almost more similar to a lager than ale.

Decent brew overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 20:17:46 | More by GregPearson33
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Bailey's Blonde Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.