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Blonde Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Eriktheipaman

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-28-2014 04:03:10 | More by Eriktheipaman
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-14-2013 20:01:46 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-11-2014 07:23:44 | More by ste5venla
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Taylor_Boggio

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

08-27-2013 06:31:21 | More by Taylor_Boggio
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rhino54

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-01-2014 00:43:46 | More by rhino54
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-23-2014 06:48:15 | More by g_jenkins
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cdean801

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

08-03-2014 05:07:42 | More by cdean801
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Jree261

California

3.51/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

01-15-2014 03:08:14 | More by Jree261
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Samir79

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

02-10-2014 20:54:09 | More by Samir79
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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-30-2014 06:13:57 | More by Modernrickk
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-27-2013 01:13:47 | More by FLBeerGuy
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hopsputin

California

3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

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

03-15-2014 20:18:06 | More by hopsputin
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Bramsigman

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-08-2014 03:01:53 | More by Bramsigman
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jbuckley1972

California

1/5  rDev -71.8%

01-13-2014 22:32:11 | More by jbuckley1972
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Maillard

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-21-2014 08:15:46 | More by Maillard
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SeanPFarley

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

06-10-2014 21:00:10 | More by SeanPFarley
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jeff1973

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-12-2013 02:54:27 | More by jeff1973
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T_Hass

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-12-2013 17:03:30 | More by T_Hass
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-12-2013 02:09:48 | More by SocalKicks
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FlyingBull

California

4/5  rDev +13%

I had this beer at an Oceanside sports bar and grill. Happy hour price was $4/pint.

This beer came in a standard pint glass; it was filled to the top. Appearance was a crystal clear light yellow. Despite the full pour (...and I'm not complaining!), there was a very light white foam head on top that lasted throughout the drink.

The aroma was a combination of nice light malt coupled with a light fruity hop aroma.

The mouth feel was medium light, with good carbonation.

The taste was very clean, with light malt balanced by a nice light hop bitterness.

Overall, this is one of the best Kolsch beers I've had. It was very drinkable and refreshing. Would definitely have again and recommend. If you have someone that doesn't like craft beer, or is stuck on BMC, this is a great beer to have them try.

06-07-2013 14:30:15 | More by FlyingBull
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-16-2013 04:37:06 | More by sd123
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goldenbear

California

4.21/5  rDev +18.9%

Clean, true and what is expected of a Kolsch. Balanced and session able. I don't typically drink this style and have been handed many different things across the "blonde" lable. It is nice to order a Blonde and get this. "goes down easy, just how I like my Blondes"

05-25-2013 05:17:58 | More by goldenbear
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-16-2014 06:11:38 | More by bernat1971
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mactrail

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

The brewer calls this a Blonde, with Kölsch in parentheses, but it's actually a well-hopped and nicely balanced Kölsch in the German style. Fizzy and perfumey with a crisp mouthfeel. Some warm malt along with the resiny flavors and plenty of hops.

A little sharp, quite light bodied, with that distinctive perfumey flavor. Quite drinkable with a hoppiness that seems to grow as you sip. Perhaps more hoppy than some examples of the style, but so much better than many American examples. Pleasingly bitter and it's mellowed by something like graham crackers, though not sweet at all. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego at a price I'd like to see more of: $4.15.

04-25-2013 06:40:28 | More by mactrail
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vidisad

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-19-2014 23:14:56 | More by vidisad
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Blonde Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.