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Kadigan - New Republic Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 11
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Republic Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Gagnonsux on 06-07-2014

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 11
Photo of Premo88
4.13/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

served on-tap in pint glass at the brewery (6/13/14)

L: clear as a lager, gold ... just a slight bit of brown in the yellow; small white head, no lace, keeps a decent collar

S: slight skunk at first, but it disappears and suddenly gets replaced by a big grain smell with some green/grassy hops; then it turns salty ... like a toasted saltine cracker at first then like a perfect steak with onions -- strange, but it really gives off a meaty note

T: grain bomb that's so good ... slightly sweet but only slightly, and a nice little green/grass hop flavor is there in the background, almost like cilantro -- and it's not bitter, not really a bite, just good flavor; some cracker malt notes later

F: solid, plenty of carbonation despite showing few bubbles in the column

O: I dig this brew. It's as easy drinking as you'd expect from a blonde ale, but it is jam-packed with flavor and as different and interesting a nose as I've run into in the style. the hop flavor is perfect ... so light but so easy to detect.

I plan to drink a lot of this in the future. (1,061 characters)

Photo of cavedave
3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, gold with a finger of off white foam that flees pretty fast leaving fine lace and a ring that lasts the whole ride.

Mild Belgiany tart in the nose fronts some spicy hops and sourdough bready sweet with a hint of lemon behind it in a mild aroma.

Medium strength taste that is full of all the flavors in the nose, but with the tart yeast definitely leading the way, and the lemon hop becoming more assertive. Hop flavors never really overpower, and they are just herbal enough to end the sip pretty dry. As it warms the flavors meld together better and it becomes tastier and more balanced.

Low/med. carb., refreshing, and pretty viscous for style, with a finish that needs to be a little cleaner to be considered optimal. OTOH it frames the flavors pretty nicely.

Lotta really amazing Blondes around these days, and this is not in that elite group. A solid beer that is enjoyable and recommended, but not one that is likely to wow folks. (961 characters)

Kadigan from New Republic Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.