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Sunny Jim's Blonde Ale - Ruhstaller

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Sunny Jim's Blonde Ale
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 07-26-2013)
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mactrail

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a sudsy light golden color in the Ommegang chalice. Hops are listed as "California Cluster" from Kuchinski Hop Ranch. IBUs are rated at just 35, though while this tastes very hoppy it is not really bitter. It's just way hoppier than most any Blonde. The aftertaste does have a resiny note and an increasingly bitter edge as you have another glassful. It is the perfumey mouthful of hops that makes this so distinctive.

This must the best Blonde ever, though you might have to call it a Pale Ale for all the hops. I wish more breweries would find this balance of delicate hops and utterly clean light malt flavor. Hugely aromatic with a tangy edge and a nicely sudsy mouthfeel. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 07:22:34 | More by mactrail
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MattSlem

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-27-2013 02:19:25 | More by MattSlem
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CMack71968

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-08-2013 17:45:22 | More by CMack71968
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-09-2013 15:35:04 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall pilner glass. Has two fingers of head on a clear, golden colored body with lots of bubbles. Looks great.
The aroma is bold for a blond: lemon with a touch of metallic.
The taste is less bold. Light honey at first, lemon and grapefruit bitter come through middle to end. It's on the "bitter" side of blonds.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Worth and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 02:18:46 | More by Fatehunter
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notchucknorris

California

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear blond color with some good carbonation rising in the glass. A 1/2 finger white head leaves some good lace.

S: Crisp grainy smell with some floral hops and something that smells almost jammy. Ripe red cherry almost. Unexpected but I kind of like it.

T: Opens with a clean, grainy note and some faint floral hops. Finish brings some biscuity and slightly buttery malt into play, but tempers it with some nice floral resin. This isn't a style I do often, but this one's a keeper.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 21:40:05 | More by notchucknorris
Sunny Jim's Blonde Ale from Ruhstaller
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