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Blonde Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-25-2013)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A single 12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine. It's labeled as a Blonde Ale, however in its description it admits to being styled after the kolsch. Why not "Kolsch-style Ale" instead? They're missing a good opportunity I think. On to the beer:

The beer is light golden colored and topped with a small white head with okay retention and a few strings of lacing. The aroma smells like a fresh kolsch, with hay, fruitiness, and a mineral note. A good start, which only continues into the taste. The taste is a little stronger per style with a brush of fruitness, pleasing hay, whispers of malt, complemented with a light body and gentle carbonation. For a beer lover who has had fresh kolsch in Cologne itself, Saint Archer has hit the target very well. Well worth the purchase, and a better option than Yellowtail Pale Ale among San Diego made kolsch-styled beers.

DoubleJ, Dec 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -15%

g_jenkins, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

ArtZan, Oct 09, 2014
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cdean801, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

porkwipe, Aug 28, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Golden to straw with a light cream foam out of the bottle.

Smell-Straw and yeast.

Taste-Follows the nose.

Mouthfeel-Light body with a medium finish.

Overall-Finish could be longer. I always wanted more than what I got out of both the nose and flavors. Overall just not a very complex beer.

Jree261, Jan 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Samir79, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Modernrickk, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Terrific, subtle flavor profile. Very drinkable and refreshing. Glad I tried this!

jjh19, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

FLBeerGuy, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

TheBoog013, Oct 21, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: hazy amber color with some lighter yellow notes along the side of the glass. real nice looking 2-3 finger frothy white head

s: strong grains, pears, sweet citrus. faint pepper and coriander. ends with some sweet malt

t: this follows the nose pretty well. its got a crisp graininess followed by a slight earthy/noble bitterness that is VERY slight. that helps to cut the sweetness that comes from the malts, grains, and some sweet lemon zest. just a hint of coriander on the end.

m: its a medium mouthfeel with enough carbonation to help the sweet grains pop

o: for the style, its solid. its a simpler style, but as i'm drinking it the sun is out and i'm enjoying sipping on it. if you're looking for some mind blowing beer, this isn't it. this is an easy drinking beer that has enough flavor to leave you enjoying each sip

hopsputin, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

crob3888, Sep 28, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.7%

jbuckley1972, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Maillard, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was given to me as a gift. Perfect, considering I'd finished a six pack of Firestone's 805 blonde ale.

I lean toward amber lagers, but this was not at all a disappointment. Crisp to the point of biting, fragrant to the point of perfume. Rich for a blonde ale. Sweet but hoppy, edgy but smooth.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. Not sure I'd drink it on a regular basis, but if it were on tap at my favorite pub, I'd give it a go again.

SeanPFarley, Jun 10, 2014
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Blonde Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.