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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by gshak:
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

gshak, Nov 15, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.48/5  rDev -22.3%

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

PopGun, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

dertyd, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of DESTRO
2.42/5  rDev -24.1%

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.

DESTRO, Jul 20, 2004
Photo of isualum12
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

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....

isualum12, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.35/5  rDev +5%

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.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of Boilermaker88
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

Boilermaker88, Sep 09, 2003
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3.55/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

CBlack85, Aug 06, 2010
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3/5  rDev -6%

WritersBlock, Jun 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

sjmad23, Jun 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

crob3888, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

joelavelle, Apr 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

wisegreensoul, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Gavage
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

Gavage, Sep 11, 2004
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3/5  rDev -6%

ZachKelly, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

goblue3509, Jul 25, 2010
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3/5  rDev -6%

kojevergas, Apr 02, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

BEERchitect, Jun 03, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

J702, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Jame515, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of elmocoso
2.1/5  rDev -34.2%

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.

elmocoso, Jul 18, 2003
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3/5  rDev -6%

beerpadawan, Nov 12, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

JDV, Mar 02, 2008
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Brewhouse Blonde from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.