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Provider - Steel Toe Brewing

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KarlHungus on 09-24-2011)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

motorhed, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Cooper, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of LaCoursiere
3/5  rDev -19.1%

LaCoursiere, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3/5  rDev -19.1%

DarthGuitarHero, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of GeezLynn
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%

Bright shade of goldenrod, with a light white head and decent retention.
Husky/grainy aroma with very light floral hops. Lacking staleness I associate the with this style.
Flavor is leans heavily toward malty (pilsner?) with hops barely discernible. Still there is a good balance between sweet and bitter. Finish is dry and pretty clean.
Feel is far from flat, but carbonation is fine and overall feel is pretty smooth as opposed to crisp, although it does finish with a nice dryness.

It’s hard to get excited about this style, but this was a well made beer.

GeezLynn, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of psychotia
4/5  rDev +7.8%

psychotia, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BMoney575
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%

Sampled on 1-28-12

Pours a light golden color, slightly cloudy, with a sizable white head that fizzes on top. Bubbles coat the sides of the glass as the beer level recedes.

Smell is light, a little beery, with a very pleasant clean hop aroma at the end. Simple and straight forward, but very enjoyable.

Taste is sweet and light, with just the right amount of hop bitterness to balance things out. Not overly complex, but tasty and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is great, a nice thickness accents the flavors, and the tart carbonation keeps things light.

Drinkability is outstanding. Well made and extremely balanced, you could easily drink these all night.

Overall, a simple beer that serves its purpose.

BMoney575, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of djschnabel
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

djschnabel, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%

A- Hazy pale orange with a thin white head that lasts mediocrely.
S- Floral, citrus, and slightly bready. Quite mild though.
T- It's rather sweet throughout with a dough and cracker flavor. For a blonde ale, the hoppiness is assertive, but it brings good floral and tangerine flavors.
M- Light body, as I would expect from the style but there is way too much carbonation that is assertive on the tongue and leaves the mouth with an odd feeling.
O- Overall a good beer that is tasty, but the overagressive carbonation limited my enjoyment.

jsprain1, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of jignrig
3/5  rDev -19.1%

jignrig, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of cpolking
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%

This beer pours a hazy yet glowing yellow golden in color. There is a tall quarter-inch of pure white head that leaves layers of light lacing down the glass.

The aroma is flowers, honey and yeast.

The taste is honey sweet grain, a touch of fresh tall spring grass, and a floral finish with just a touch of bitterness. This is light in the best way, a tasty and sessionable beer.

cpolking, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%

Big thanks to LaCoursiere for this bottle.

A: Pours a slight cloudy, but mainly translucent, yellowish-orange. There is about 1/2 finger of pure white head. There is little to no lacing as it drinks.

S: This brew smells sweet, and a bit on the malty side. I'm picking up scents of rose hips, bubblegum, banana, clove, and just a touch of citrus.

T: The taste is nice. It starts off with some malty sweetness and fresh cut grass. The floral notes come through a little later. The finish has a nice little citrus note to it. This beer reminds me of Ellicottville's Mowmaster's Ultra Pale Ale.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts off a bit wet with light carbonation and finishes dry.

O: This beer is pretty good. It's not amazing, but it's totally drinkable. I almost feel like this beer would serve well as a summer seasonal. It's the perfect brew on a hot summer day. It's very refreshing, and tastier than your average lighter styled beers.

trxxpaxxs, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

Picked up a bomber at the Four Firkins for $5. I should have bought another. It's a simple, but very tasty and well-made blonde ale that borders on the lighter side of a pale ale. The aroma is a mix of lightly toasted pale malt and mild, floral tangerine hops. These carry through to the flavor, where the gentle, floral hops character picks up, reminding me of a for subtle Surly Bitter Brewer. It's smooth, very drinkable and finished with a little kick of pale malt grain instead of hops. Wow, this is a great session beer.

tempest, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of hwwty4
4/5  rDev +7.8%

hwwty4, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dc55110, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Yulles, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

BBnum3, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of maximum12
2.83/5  rDev -23.7%

Picked up a bomber at the 4F, evidently they're only getting out to a few places around the brewery. Had a few sips out of a growler a while back & liked it, so, here we are.

Split into two pint glasses on a quiet Wednesday evening. Looks watery golden. Smells like a field of damp grains - with a bad case of mold. Something off in the nose; like unidentified leftovers gone bad in the fridge. Definitely don't recall that from the first time.

Provider's flawed nose doesn't carry over to the taste, which is better. Again with the grains, hazed wet hops, white bread, sliver of orange. All subtle, all quiet, subdued. But the taste takes a hit from the nose which has to be endured with each sip.

Not sure if this is an off-bottle or not, but the nose really brings this down. Fix that & this would be a solid ale.

maximum12, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of kbutler1
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle. $4.99, not too bad of a price. Pours a straw colored golden color, slighlty hazy with a white foamy head. Light aroma of orange and cut grass. The orange notes are really nice. I’d describe my first sip as light and refreshing. Subtle orange sweetness mixed with a ever so slight rind bitterness. Slight hint of pepper. Ends fairly cleanly. Medium/light mouthfeel. Overall, pretty nice and refreshing. Nothing overly complicated or complex but at only 5% this is a very nice very day drinker.

kbutler1, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of JackieTH
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

I picked up a bomber from my local store today. I had previously had a sample at the Autumn Brew Review as well. Poured a clear, pale, hazy yellow, white foam head. Did not leave much lacing. Smell was floral and slightly citrus. Taste was light, some malt presence balanced by slightly floral and grassy hop with some orange pith bitterness around the edges of the tongue. Feels on the lighter side of medium with lively carbonation. Finished clean and slightly bitter. Overall is an easy drinking ale, perhaps well suited to sessioning or a summer BBQ.

JackieTH, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of gatornation
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

from a bomber

A- pours a nice slight hazed golden yellow color with a 1 finger white head with spotty lacing

S- was floral hops and baked bread with and a touch of lemon and spice

T- floral citrus hops with baked bread malts a lemon grass in the background a hint of spice

M- good carbonation very fresh it was just days old

O- a great hoppy citrus blond ale that i could drink all the time..but @ $5 a bomber its very expensive..put this in 6 paks pls

gatornation, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of nppeders
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

appearance - crystal clear and the color of straw. one finger head that leaves a bit of lacing. very nice.

smell - a little bread, maybe some corn nothing that jumps out.

taste - sweet bread, yeast, light, tiny bit of citrus on the end along with a lingering sweetness.

mouthfeel - thicker mouthfeel then expected with a tab bit of creaminess, highly carbonated.

overall - very easy drinker, but probably not worth the $4.99 price tag. If it were $2.99 or $3.99 I'd probably go for it again.

nppeders, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of hardy008
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%

Cloudy pale gold with a two finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma has a bread malt smell with some floral hops.

Definitely has a bread malt flavor with floral hops at the end. This beer was bottled one week ago and tastes as fresh as it is. Very refreshing. Has a slightly bitter taste.

Light bodied with lively carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very refreshing and easy to drink. This is definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

hardy008, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of morimech
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%

Pale golden color with a slight haze. A solid two fingers of head that had good retention. The head settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is mostly sweet, bready malt. Not picking up much of the advertised floral hops.

Not picking up much hops in the flavor either. Not overly sweet thankfully. The malt has some bready, grainy qualities. It has a clean flavor but falling short of being a crisp beer.

I really dig the mouthfeel. Great texture for a light beer with the carbonation nearing perfection.

A good blonde ale. However it is ridiculously expensive. I would never buy another bottle again at the current bomber price.

morimech, Sep 29, 2011
Provider from Steel Toe Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.