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Brewhouse Blonde - BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

Brewhouse BlondeBrewhouse Blonde

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BA SCORE
75
okay

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 12.62%


Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 07-18-2003)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at BJ's in Valencia, CA.

Pours a clear gold color with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain and some slightly fruity aromas. Taste is the same way with a mild grassy note on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average blonde with nothing special going on.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 04:07:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DoubleJ

California

3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the few BJ's year-round beers that I have yet to try. On-tap at the Huntington Beach locale, on to the beer:

A little bit hazy inside that highlighter yellow color with a deeper blonde hue. There's an inch of head on top, giving off some creamy strings of lace. Its nose has something different about it; grape nuts cereal. And a hint of pineapple.

It seems a little different from the usual kolsch. Well, it's got the refreshment factor, the cleanliness, the very soft crispness that one could expect. The taste is a little different, yet it is still agreeable. Tasting grape nuts is more appealing than smelling them, and it's got that character all around.

Surprisingly more than decent. A beer withat least a little character while delievering refreshment.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2011 03:57:48 | More by DoubleJ
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DM1293

California

2.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a 5 oz glass.

Appearance - light gold, no head.

Smell - Too light for me to properly say what it is...

Taste - ...basically, all the flavor that was ripped out of the lightswitch lager they made came back for this. The front is the same: a lightly roasted taste. However, it actually have some staying power. Its not bitter or strong though, so its kinda forgettable and just feels like a "safe" drink. Pushes no envelopes, fairly drinkable.

Mouthfeel - clean.

Overall - Its an okay beer. Its nothing groundbreaking, its not even great as a Kolsch (if the dry and hoppy characteristics are supposed to be there, I'm not getting them). But its entirely drinkable and a safe pitcher beer to drink if you're not sure what everyone wants or likes.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 06:30:07 | More by DM1293
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.48/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks straw yellow and clarity like BMC. Aroma was even worse, didn't find it appealing at all. Just oxidized corn.

Taste, wow, this is not BJ's strong suit. Made as mild as possible, carbonation wasn't high enough, was just weak. No snappy carbonation or hopping to it. Didn't get better with the food either. Just bland with a bad aftertaste.

My least favorite BJ's beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2011 23:12:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Bigboyash73

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer has an absolute amazing after taste! The appearence was ok, looks just like everyother beer i have seen before. Smell was neutral. Althought this is the best beer this resturat offers. I had this beer at the resturant in columbus, ohio. I wish they would sell this at grocery stores!

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2011 16:53:36 | More by Bigboyash73
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the Greenwood, IN location.

On tap, the beer was served in a pint glass

The beer is a clear straw/pale yellow color with a short white head that recedes fairly quickly leaving very little lacing.

The aroma is grainy and bready with some light hop aroma. Very light in aroma. Unfortunately not much there

The taste is much like the nose, grainy and bready malts, and floral, earthy hops. I also get some light fruity flavors give this beer a very pleasant flavor. Light bodied and well carbonated. Easy to drink, very pleasant beer, just a little light for the style.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

08-06-2010 14:17:12 | More by CBlack85
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw colored yellow with a one finger head that gives way to some nice lacing up and down the glass. The aroma is of pale malt and some hoppiness and grains. The taste is much of the same a nice pale malt backbone with some hoppy bitterness at the back end. The mouthfeel is crisp clean and moderately carbonated. The drinkability is very high, it is a very easy drink, there isn't a lot going on in it but there is nothing to make you dislike it.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

07-25-2010 00:04:11 | More by goblue3509
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6 oz tap pour in a mini pilsner glass. 4.5% ABV, On tap at BJ's in Huntington Beach.

A - The tap pour arrives pale yellow with a thin white head that leaves good lace down the whole glass.

S - Easy-going is a good way to describe the nose of this beer. It's full of plain pale malts with a background graininess and low hop scent.

T - Again, it's easy-going. The flavor mimics the aroma with pale malts and a low grain and wheat splashed in with a miniscule hint of hops on the back end.

M - The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and light-bodied like it should be for this style.

D - One of the only beers in the BJ's sampler that I actually put down right away. It's probably the easiest drinking.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

06-07-2010 23:13:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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isualum12

Idaho

2.25/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear smooth pour with little head.

NO smell

No taste

Carbinated heavy

I had 2 of these on two different times both in Stockton Ca at BJ's. (Nice place with huge menu). Move past this onto other beers they have (which are great) If you want light they have it in other beers.

Your better off just ordering a Budlight unless you think your going to insult someone....

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

07-17-2009 04:16:11 | More by isualum12
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Columbus, Ohio BJ's Restaurant and Bar.

The Brewhouse Blonde makes for a very nice Blonde, but not the best Kolsch. The pilsner malts give a brilliantly clear straw color, a clean and crisp bready flavor and texture, and a soft drinkable and recognizable beer. Hops give a light herbal and flowery aroma and help to offset the bitterness quite well. Yeasty esters deliver a soft complexity of apples, peaches and pears but never overstate their presence. A honeysuckle character rides through the beer from aroma to finish, and never distracts from the simple pilsner base. No sulfters or phenols to be found; this is a super clean beer. Head formation is solid upfront but ultimately falls to a trace. This is a very nice Blonde Ale that offends no one.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

06-03-2009 17:22:36 | More by BEERchitect
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, bright gold color. Poured a 1 finger thin whte head that dissipated to a broken skim. No lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Hay and wet grass. Light, dry malts. A light citrussy bitter tickles the nose.

T: Wet, slightly sweet grains. Very light biterring finish wasn't enought to balance. Carbonation finished crisp and clean.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp, carbonated finish.

D: Very drinkable, just not a lot going on and needed more bittering.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 1200 Roseville Parkway, Roseville

04-04-2009 01:41:40 | More by Haybeerman
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colts9016

Idaho

3.55/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the few Kolsh that I have been able to drink and enjoy. I have tried a few and I really didn't like them. To me this beer seem to have some balance and in a way kinda unbalanced.

The pour is a golden blonde color. The nose is wheat, citrus, and yeast. The taste is a bit hoppy and citrus but mellowed out and a bit bitter on the end. Overall a very good kolsch.

Serving type: bottle
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 1200 Roseville Parkway, Roseville

12-11-2008 23:01:10 | More by colts9016
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JDV

Texas

3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light pale yellow, dull look. Smell is light, grassy malt and as expected for a kolsch. Taste is fairly sweet, with big corn flavor. Crisp carbonation, and very easy drinkable. Simple non-offensive and I liked it much more than the ratings led me to think I would.

Serving type: bottle
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 24032 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills

03-02-2008 16:50:14 | More by JDV
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IceAce

California

3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Excellent clarity (it is filtered) and average foam retention. Complex nose of sweet maltiness, Euro hops, and a hint of lemon zest.

Entry shows adequate CO² with a sweet midtaste followed by a dry and citrusy finish. The hop fade following the swallow makes this one of my favorite blondes.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 24032 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills

06-18-2006 17:02:57 | More by IceAce
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken earlier today. The color is a bright golden with very good carbonation. Head is almost non-existant. The aroma is lightly sweet and fruity, much like the handfull of other kolsch beers that I've sampled. Taste is a combination of sweet graininess and delicate fruitiness. Very tasty and refreshing. Drinkability is high, this works well as a flavorful thirst quincher.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

06-15-2005 21:36:51 | More by Gagnonsux
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear yellow / gold in color with a wisp of a head, but some light lacing was produced.

Smell: the aroma was light grass.

Taste: the flavor was not very exciting as mild malt, grass, hay, and some mild bitterness did not really excite the tastebuds.

Mouthfeel: overall it was thin, and had a smooth start with a touch of crispness. The finish was smooth and pretty clean.

Drinkability: slight above average, but boring.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

09-11-2004 14:54:50 | More by Gavage
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DESTRO

Nevada

2.42/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

this was served up a nice golden with a smallish white head. not impressive but not dissapointing. aroma was faint, basic simple beer smell. thin in the mouth and served way cold. light malt and very light hopping, a touch grassy etc. im not very hyped.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

07-20-2004 06:07:06 | More by DESTRO
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Boilermaker88

California

3.43/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled (5oz.)at BJ's brewhouse in Arcadia, CA
Clear golden color with a bubbly white head and nice sheet lacing.
Smelled of slightly sour malt with some hints of lemony hops notes.
Taste was citrusy, a lemon tang, overlying a bready malt flavor. Mild bitter hops in the finish. Had a biscuity aftertaste.
Feel was light-bodied, dry, and refreshing.
Overall, an average lightweight brew. Not too much going on, from a taste or smell standpoint. Still, a decent refresher or one to have with a light meal.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

09-09-2003 18:08:02 | More by Boilermaker88
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beerguy101

California

3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color.Small head?? Aroma is fruity, small nose almost not there at all. A medium bodied German Kolsch style ale. Mild malts and hops. Nice flavor. Mild taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is very smooth and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

07-31-2003 02:49:39 | More by beerguy101
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Morris729

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ABV: 4.5%, IBU: 20, OG: 1.044, FG: 1.009
Pours a clear light golden straw color with a faint trace of white lace that soon vanishes completely. Nose is sweet malts with a touch of fruit. Light in body and quite crisp and refreshing. Taste is sweet malts and grains balanced out by some mildly bitter hops. Not a lot to say about this beer as there’s not much character to it. Still, it was rather enjoyable on a hot day like today, so that probably helped to increase the scores I gave it somewhat. However, it’s still only average at best. Sampled locally at the BJ’s at 4901 Beltline in Addison.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

07-26-2003 04:04:57 | More by Morris729
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elmocoso

Virginia

2.1/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This one looks good: A strong gold with a sublte head and a little lacing, moderate beading. That is about as far as it goes.

When it comes down to drinking this one, it is definatly the most boring beer in the place.

There seems to be a corn nose and almost no distinguishable hops in the nose or on the tongue.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

07-18-2003 20:50:52 | More by elmocoso
Brewhouse Blonde from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.