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Big Island Blond - Excelsior Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Excelsior Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jsprain1 on 11-18-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into clear, plastic cup (I was on a boat on Lake Minnetonka).

Appearance: Rich gold with decent white head. A little darker than expected for the style but good looking overall.

Smell: Bread, hay, some spicy and citrus notes.

Taste: Bread and hay-like backbone with some fruitiness. Light spice and citrus notes on the finish.

Feel: Crisp and dry but the body is fuller than it should be and the carbonation is a little lower. So it isn't quite as refreshing at the style can be.

Overall: Decent Blonde but doesn't stand out for me.

bsp77, Jul 10, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 14 July 2014.

Pours clear, medium orangey amber. One finger of off-white head, good retention, okay lacing.

Smell is quite nice. Clean, warm, and lightly fruity. Crisp apples, sitting on a platform of warm grains.

Taste is excellent as well. Again, it's clean, and it's crisp and flavorful in just the ways I want from a relatively light beer. Hard to pick out flavors, as the subtleties blend together so well. Tips just a shade bitter late, adding some vibrancy. Very tasty stuff.

The feel is just like the rest of the beer - a stellar balance of full and light. Carbonation is spot on - a touch below medium. Works really well with the rest of the beer.

This is a really, really good blond ale. It proves that a beer doesn't need to blast you with flavor to be really enjoyable. It's an excellent combination of refreshment and mild and subtle flavors. I'm impressed.

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A- Medium straw, a bit darker than your average blonde ale. Two finger white head falls to a spider web. Fair amount of lacing.
S- Good aroma. Bready, a touch of grass. Faint hint of citrus.
T- A good profile here. Bread crust, grass, a bit doughy, and some earthy. Just a hint of herb and citrus.
M- About standard body for a blonde, maybe a bit fuller. Carbonation is on the high end, but acceptable.
O- I'm not normally a blonde ale fan, as they tend to revert toward a lack of complexity, but this one has a good flavor profile. Easy drinking and worth a try.

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Big Island Blond from Excelsior Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.