Cougar Bait - Country Boy Brewing

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-24-2012

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Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 22
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Photo of secondtooth
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy opaque golden, with substantial lace from the can. Big, loopy lace.

Aroma: Fresh floral hops up front, which is not what I expected. A little hint of caramel malts underneath. Enticing.

Taste: Rich and malty, with light toasty grains and bright citrusy hops duking it out. This is a superb and balanced blonde ale with nuance and complexity. Very well done.

Photo of Uncwest96
4.27/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First time I have tried this beer and it is outstanding. Very light for a blonde ale.

Photo of Treyliff
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at BWW, Beckley WV

A- pours a pale and clear yellow-straw color with a small creamy white head that reduces to a film floating on top, some lace left behind

S- toasted grain and crackers, trace of floral hop

T- light toasted grain with just a trace of floral and citrus hop, dry finish with a hint of malty sweetness

M- light-medium body with medium biting carbonation leads to a dry and crisp finish

O- easy drinking and approachable, good if you're in a light beer mood

Photo of psissle
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%


Photo of KYGunner
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

In typical Blonde fashion this American Blonde is Blonde in color.( New drinking game everytime I say Blonde...drink up!) The head was thick and cohesive with a decent retention.

The scent had a cracker, biscuit, cardboard and grain temperament but was slightly less satisfying than expectation.

The taste was strong in the grains and dry malts. A grassy hop character finished the cracker and biscuit like mid palate.

The feel was dry, smooth with a limited carbonated feel and a moderate thickness.

Overall it's a pretty good beer, just won't light the world ablaze.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, canned on 04/21/15. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a half inch white head that fizzled away after a short time. There's a small amount of lacing. Not much to the aroma, the brew smells like sweet and bready malt, along with some light citrusy hops. The taste is stronger in comparison to the aroma, but similar as it's all sweet/bread malt and light citrusy hoppiness. I think this would be a great choice to drink on a hot day. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink. I think it's a good blonde ale, for the style of beer it is I liked it. Bought this as a single, I forget how much I paid for it.

Photo of ds_stretch
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best damn tasting and most refreshing beer. Thin but so tasty. All day kinda beer

Photo of tmbgnicu
3.07/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade. Not a huge fan of the style, it was refreshing but exceedingly average.

Photo of zdk9
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A little cloudy yellow orange. A surprising amount of lacing from a blonde beer. And a surprising amount of cloudyness as well.

S- A little lemon juice. Some mineraness/limestone or maybe tin.

T- Very lemony. Light malt like basic pancakes.

M- Very quaffable and light. You could put away a couple of these.

O- Enjoyable and not complicated. It tastes more like a wheat beer than a blonde, but good.

Photo of Beerjohn2113
1.7/5  rDev -52%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like some Piss water.

Photo of Snodman
2.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Its ok but a weak effort IMHO

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When ordering Blonde Ales, what's expected is a semi-wheaty golden beer with a light crisp body and balanced hop character. That's not this beer at all! This a beer of Pale Ale proportions and strength and only borrows the light and crisp body from that of common Blonde Ales.

Even as the beer is delivered to the bar, the ruddish color is mostly of rusty copper that's only golden in highlights around the edge. A scant, slightly off white head decorates the crown with intermitten pockets of foam. Lacing somehow delivers with rings of lace that far exceeds the expectations from any head character.

Hoppy aromas of citrus and freshly mulled herbs fill the nose with a zesty and floral scent. Background notes of carmel and apples help to round out the hop dominant nose, yet in moderate intensity.

The simple flavor spread closely mimicks the note except for the greater separation between the crisp and clean malt profile and the slightly resiny hop character that starts off with orange zest and grapefruit but intensifies into piney and grassy bitterness in finish. Periphreal flavors of apples and grain add intrigue, but are largely unnoticed.

Light to moderate in body, the pronounced crisp and clean body is void of unresolved sweetness or dextrine and allows for an easy session. But the low-lying carbonation allows the beer to sit heavily on the tonuge for a greater impression of weight and for a fuller depth of taste. Slight warmth in finish is amplified by the bold dryness of grain and hops.

Perhaps more of an extra pale, Pale Ale in the beer's coloring, balance, and recipe formulation but the light body is much appreciated. Where I normally like beers that are lightly carbonated, I feel that higher carbonation here could give better foam character and help pull the beer from the tongue for greater refreshment.

Photo of do_ob
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a shaker. Pours a light golden/orange color with lots of carbonation. About 1 finger width of head. Smells of grass, grain, wheat, slight hint of wood or dirt. Upon tasting, a slight presence of both hops and malt. Taste is grassy, but quite rich and sweet. Light on the palate. Easy drinking, for sure. Has somewhat of a dry finish and a sweet aftertaste.

Overall, this is a good effort by the Boys. I honestly think this one tastes better straight from the can, but maybe that's just because I've been drinking it that way for some time now. This was the first time I've put it in a glass, and I don't think I'll be doing it again. This beer is nothing fancy, but doesn't claim to be. A good beer for working around your garage or fishing the Ohio. Drink fresh - this one starts to fall off a bit after about a month.

Photo of Raziel313
2.37/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

hint of clove and cinnamon. not very impressive overall.

Photo of spedprof
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been drinking Coors all
day on Cheat Lake, WV... This beer tastes pretty fucking good!

Photo of dforest123
4.17/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice lighter beer. Citrus notes. Would be great outside on a hot summer day

Photo of denver10
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellowish blond with a white head. Aroma is toasted grains, alas bread and rice, with a touch of some citric hoppiness. A kiss of some pine thrown in as well. Flavor follows suit. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, blonds generally bore me but Country Boy does a nice job with this one. I wouldn't mind a little more hops, even with it being a little hoppier for the style than typical. A very nice sessionable beer here.

Photo of barczar
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%

Since they started canning this stuff, it's time for a review. Pours a hazy golden, with a lingering frothy ivory head. Aroma is grainy and doughy. Hops are pretty much non-existent. There's a touch of metallic character, which is also noted in the taste. Flavor is bready and grainy, with a note of acetaldehyde, and a minerally finish. Think the boys may have rushed this one.

Photo of Tucquan
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2015-03-17 in Columbia, PA from a can

A - Fairly-hazy golden-yellow with a 3/4-finger head that fades quickly leaving little lace.

S - Sourdough bread, lemon, old hops.

T - Biscuit, grass, light pine, light citrus. Mild bitterness with a bit of residual sweetness. Pretty decent flavor.

M - Thin body and medium carbonation. Smooth and refreshing.

O - A decent session brew that isn't hop/bitter tea at all. The initial aroma wasn't wonderful but once I had my first taste, the aroma and flavor blended in a good way.

Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a glowing, clear gold with a tight, creamy white head that laces deep into the glass.

S: Aromas of biscuits, crackers, heavy cream, honey, and delicate, floral hops are present on the nose. This smells like a stereotypical American blonde ale with a little more character and depth.

T: Malty notes of honey, vanilla, heavy cream, grain, crackers, and biscuits appear first in the mouth, balanced by a subtle minerality. They are quickly chased by notes of lemon, lime, herbs, grass, green apple, pear, and a vegetal, earthy, stemmy woodiness from the hops. The finish is clipped and quenching with a good balance of biscuity, cracker-like malt and stemmy, herbal, grassy hop notes.

M: Predictably light in body, relatively dry, and somewhat firm. Carbonation is more discreet than many other blonde ales that I've tried. It's definitely very drinkable, but as a previous reviewer noted, needs to display somewhat heavier carbonation.

O: American blonde ales are almost always designed to be simple, straight-forward quaffing beers, and while this one fulfills that purpose nicely, it is tremendously more flavorful than most other examples of this style. Since the brewery introduced this beer, it has continued to evolve, and each batch has only gotten better. As is, it's about perfect for the style, but is not quite a home run yet. I'll give it a little more time and see if it continues to develop.

Photo of CIBoy10
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'd prefer some macros over this, but not bad at all. Nice biscuit flavors on the finish and the aftertaste is fantastic. Not so crazy about the initial taste though. Very light, sessionable beer.

Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

so light it's like it's not even there...

Cougar Bait from Country Boy Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.