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Paddle Break Blonde - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Paddle Break Blonde
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BA SCORE
86
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgium style Blonde Ale perfect for an adventure amidst the lakes and trails of the backcountry. This Blonde balances hints of citrus and Belgium yeast much like you balance a canoe on your shoulders. Effortlessly.

(Beer added by: ddavison on 05-15-2014)
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Reviews by herman77:
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herman77

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear golden yellow with a eggshell white head that sticks around. Okay lacing.

S: Fresh cereal grains, lemon, pilsner malts and some slightly spicy belgium yeast esters are very prominent, but not overpowering.

T: Nice clean pilsner taste up front, then some belgium yeast spice comes next. The belgium spice/clove taste is very mild and very well integrated. Very mild citrus hops. Low bitterness, 20 IBUs. Really nice crisp finish. Ever so slight lingering sweet/citrus finish.

M: Medium-light body. Carbonation is slightly high.

O: Awesome drinkability. Really nice overall. Going to get another six pack or two of this stuff before it's done for the year.

Serving type: can

05-16-2014 23:10:28 | More by herman77
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-25-2014 01:03:29 | More by olafphysics
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kudsak

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-23-2014 17:46:07 | More by kudsak
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head with decent retention.

Smell: A yeasty, bready, and fairly fruity malt forward aroma with good hints of Belgian yeast, grains, and fruit. Belgian yeast with some hints of pepper and clove. Pale malt with some hints of wheat, grains, biscuit, cracker, and straw. Citrus hints of orange and lemon zest. Some light honey like hints as well. A pretty nice Blonde style aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a crisp, yeasty, and fairly fruity Blonde style taste with good notes of Belgian yeast and citrus. Upfront Belgian yeast with notes of clove and pepper spicing. Pale malt with notes of grains, wheat, straw, biscuit, and cracker. Mild sweet notes of honey. Citrus fruit notes of lemon zest and orange. A pretty nice crisp taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Blonde Ale. Good Belgian yeast notes with some nice subtle fruit.

Serving type: can

07-15-2014 07:24:32 | More by MattyG85
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bitter

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-12-2014 02:04:10 | More by bitter
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FakeDeniro

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-10-2014 13:53:58 | More by FakeDeniro
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Arrowhead_MN

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-05-2014 19:36:50 | More by Arrowhead_MN
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Chudem

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2014 21:36:00 | More by Chudem
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Catlin

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-15-2014 21:33:54 | More by Catlin
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow can, pale gold body. Smell is clean and floral, mostly belgian yeast character. The taste is nearly all belgian yeast esters with a mild hop flavor. Floral, fruity and a bit funky from the yeast. Goes down so easily with summer weather. Lighter and smooth. I am not a fan of blonde ales at all. I would put this more in the category of belgian golden ale flavor wise, but the abv is just too low. Wonderful drinker and was perfect on my camping expedition.

Serving type: can

06-09-2014 00:34:10 | More by jera1350
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-05-2014 15:10:56 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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Vukusich

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-31-2014 23:35:18 | More by Vukusich
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ddavison

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-20-2014 00:41:01 | More by ddavison
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-19-2014 18:57:43 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from can into Tulip.

Appearance: Hazy golden blonde with good sized white head.

Smell: Strong, semi-sweet aroma of toast, biscuit and banana.

Taste: A little more muted than the aroma, with toast, biscuit, banana, clove and floral hops. There is a lingering sweet fruit aftertaste.

Feel: Relatively light body with ample carbonation. Finish is almost dry but not clean due to the aftertaste.

Overall: Very solid representation of the Belgian Blonde Ale style. If this finished a little more crisp and clean, this would be outstanding.

Serving type: can

05-17-2014 22:30:47 | More by bsp77
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-17-2014 21:55:21 | More by maDUECEgunner
Paddle Break Blonde from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.