Blonde - Hilliard's Beer
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4.06/5 rDev +18.4%
I stray away from weisen type beers, blond whatever. But this was served to me at a family members home and I was surprised, it was really good. Must have a German over there at that brewery. German's know how to do wheat beer and this one is right up there with them. A good any event beer to share with your colleagues, family or friends.
10-19-2013 03:46:39 | More by ssteakley
3.54/5 rDev +3.2%
Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very lightly hazy golden yellow (honestly, it more like a Pils than their Pils does), ooh wait a second, I just poured the last few ounces into the glass, and it poured out a very cloudy yellow, a bit yeasty perhaps, and definitely not Pils like. Don't know, but maybe can conditioned? Anyhoo, The beer poured with just 1/4 inch of white head that very low retention and lacing.
The aroma was a nice blend of grain, malt and hops, very smooth and well balanced. On the tongue, the beer had a smooth, earthy taste upfront, with grain and floral hops int the middle, and a very slight citrus hop tang on the finish.
The body was smooth and even, and there was a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quick, smooth and easy. Overall, another very nice brew from this brewery, and a can that will go into my outdoor activities cooler.
07-14-2013 22:31:25 | More by beertunes
3.6/5 rDev +5%
Poured from 16 oz can into becker.
A: Hazy, straw blonde, fizzy head, a little lacing
S: Sweet, grassy, a little metallic
T: haven't had a ton of blonde ales. The aroma and taste remind me of quality lagers I've had; simple maltiness, crisp, metallic.
M: Crisp, prickly carbonation, average finish
O: Not bad. Sessionable. Would be good to enjoy while watching sports or a nice keg to have at a party
01-01-2013 05:55:35 | More by jeffeljefe
3.1/5 rDev -9.6%
A Poured a deep yellowish color with great carbonation leaving behind a nice white cap which resedes slowly leaving some faint white bubbles and lacing
S: Nose is not so desirable but not horrid either. Notes of grass, honey, citrus and sulfur.
T: The initial taste is a bit honey, little citrus, some grains. A sordove lingering like metallic note is noted about midtaste witha subtle bittering. The finish is light, dry th a lingering bitterness
M: Light bodied, perhaps a tad overcarbonated.
O: Pretty average. Initially I had the score higher but the more I drank the less I actually liked it which i found odd and troubling for a sessionable beer and I am a fan of the style.
12-24-2012 22:01:28 | More by barleywinefiend
3.43/5 rDev 0%
appearance: served in a hilliards can-pint, cloudy blonde body, nice fluffy white head
smell: toasted grain, faint lemon
taste: Not a style I particularly gravitate to as I'd prefer to have a nice lager/pils to a blonde ale if i'm inclined to go light. pale blonde malt, spicy bread, dough, very mild hop presence
mouthfeel: light, light bitterness
overall: OK - just wanted to try one, probably wont have another despite my frequent presence at hilliards
10-21-2012 22:45:00 | More by dirtylou
3.9/5 rDev +13.7%
Poured from 16oz tall can into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: light golden hue with a touch of haze and a strong effervescence. Head is almost two fingers of frothy white foam with decent retention. Nice!
Smell: sweet malt with a light fruitiness and a light graininess. Actually well-composed, except for a kind of over-sweet dankness which sort of permeates everything. Not horrible, but not entirely welcome either.
Taste: taste is similar to the aroma, but the dankness works in an entirely different way. Kind of a wet-spent-malt graininess, which balances out the sweetness in the flavor. One of those things where the bouquet works better on the tongue than in the nose. I like that this isn't a go-nowhere, simple, too-light blonde ale, but something that's actually challenging. I'd drink more of this.
Mouthfeel: light body but a big and well-integrated carbonation that creates a big, mouth-filling if a bit evanescent, creaminess. I like it.
Overall: this beer works for me. A challenging blond ale in a 16oz tallboy? I'll definitely have it again.
09-26-2012 00:42:01 | More by flagmantho
Blonde from Hilliard's Beer
80 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.