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G String Blonde Ale | The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company

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5
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
44.64%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
Maine, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SomethingClever on 07-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 45
Reviews by SomethingClever:
Photo of SomethingClever
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is billed as a blonde ale, when I think of a blonde ale I think of something slightly dry with a pilsner/kolsch taste

A: Pours a nice off color yellow with fairly good clarity

S: a lot of coriander and a slight clove smell somewhat reminiscent of a hefeweizen

T: Great taste light refreshing with that coriander clove shining through with a surprisingly smooth finish water quality has a lot to do here and I'm detecting just a slight copper taste at the end perhaps older howler...

M: Great mouthfeel exactly what you want from a summer beer not overwhelming carbonation but a beer that can hold it's own ice cold or warm

O: a very solid beer from a brewer to watch out for you are going to see them on tap more and more I don't care for hefeweizens that much but this one hits on all the right cylinders. Give them a try

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Photo of JakerLou
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersilio
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjstacker
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of rjp217
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukasu
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of golfwolf
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wendials
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz can.

Pours a golden yellow color with a bit of haze to it without the sediment, thinnish white head, doesn't hang around long but there are bits of sticky lacing on the glass as it empties.

Smell has a nice hop aroma to it, bit of pine with malty sweetness, doesn't slap you across the nose but fragrant enough to notice.

Taste is much hoppier than many of the IPA's I've drank, resiny piney bitterness up front, a grassy aftertaste lasts throughout, decent malt backing helps balance things, carbonation is medium with a sharp and refreshing bite, very easy drinker.

Expect a stronger than usual hop presence for a blonde ale.

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Photo of jamvt
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of abrodsky
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CSeavey64
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Fitzy01
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can. Starts with a one-finger head that settles quickly to a thin layer of fine bubbles with plenty of spots and streaks on the glass. The liquid is quite cloudy (particularly for a Blonde) with a dirty gold-light amber color.

Mostly pale malt aroma. There's a touch of earthiness and (very) light straight up floral hop nose.

The hop bitterness comes on quickly on the initial sip. There's very little time to get any malt on the tongue. The bitterness is direct and long lasting--going through the swallow and lingering long afterward. Lots of carbonation, but the brew has an average body otherwise.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from Bier Cellar.
Slightly hazy deep golden color with a decent sized bubbly beige head that slowly recedes. Toffee honey caramel maltiness with some solid citrus notes. Serviceable pale ale.

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Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaineBrewing
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1.26/5  rDev -67.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Awful Akin to Genoese cream ale

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Photo of Casterbridge
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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G String Blonde Ale from The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
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