Nordic Blonde - Bent Brewstillery

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Nordic Blonde
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 21.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent Brewstillery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 11-12-2013)
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Photo of jimmah120
2.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mdog
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Gold, with good carbonation but a low, thinning head.

Smell: Toast, caramel.

Taste: Caramel, then tingly citrus/grass, then a more toasty note on the finish.

Overall: Another local beer, in a can, so I had to give it a shot despite blonde ales being pretty low on my favorites list. This is actually a pretty interesting beer, though it is named Nordic Blonde it is more of an amber ale in flavor and color. Pretty tasty, worth a try.

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of SurlyZach
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Bravak
1/5  rDev -68.7%

Please...get me a towel for my tongue. Tasted like home brew that has been left in the trunk for 2 years. Omg. BA needs a zero.

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

A clean nose with a touch of spice and light fruit.
Pours clear amber blond with a 1" white foam cap.
Has rich Munich malt flavors but the hops taste a little dull - could be on the old side. Clean and crisp with a dry finish.
Medium high carbonation, medium light body.

Photo of kraticus41
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of nowhere_native
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of PappyVans
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of ekimmel
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Beerlover
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Photo of nogophers
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Showboat66
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of ryan1788a5
2.64/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden amber. White head settles quickly.

S: Grainy, caramel. Straw. Metallic. Subtle dig of oily hops.

T: Toasty, straw, caramel. Metallic. Sharp hop bitterness builds and imparts an uneasant steely bitterness. Straw/metallic finish.

M: Medium bodied. Moderately carbonated.

O: Somewhat of a chore to drink. The metallic tastes and unpleasant hop tastes got to me fairly quickly, and I'm a very patient drinker.

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Tricerahops
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of zeledonia
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I picked this up before hearing about the recently-announced merger of Pour Decisions and Bent. Tasted 18 January 2014.

Pours a very clear pale orange color. Shockingly clear, until I realize that's because there are no bubbles in it. Only a thin layer of whitish head, okay retention, not much lacing.

Smell is a lot like a macro adjunct lager. Super grainy, oddly sweet, and without much to commend it.

Taste is mildly bitter, watery. What else is there to say. There's just not much flavor, other than that dull, rounded bitterness. "Clean", "crisp", and "delicately balanced" - it says all those things on the label, but I'm not finding them. Not very good.

Feel is okay. A little more expansive than I'd like, feels like it's ballooning in my mouth. Despite looking totally flat, it has enough carbonation. Oddly watery and voluminous.

This isn't offensive enough to drain-pour, but it's not good enough for me to ever want to drink it again. And I've had blonde ales that I like, so it's not just a style thing. It's just dull and not very flavorful, and the only flavor is a drab bitterness.

After drinking this, I'm worried about the Pour Decisions / Bent merger. I really hope PDB's beers come through more, as this one's not at all worth drinking.

Photo of MattyG85
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A fairly light, sweet, and bready malt forward aroma with hints of fruit. Pale malt with hints of biscuit, grains, wheat, cracker, caramel, and yeast. Subtle citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon. Slight hint of honey. Hops are very light. A pretty laid back but decent blonde aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a light and crisp malt driven taste with sweet notes of fruit. Upfront taste of pale malt with crisp notes of biscuit, wheat, grains, cracker, yeast, and caramel. Subtle citrus fruit notes of orange and lemon. Sweet note of honey as well. Very subtle notes of floral hops. A light but decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and clean with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: An ok brew for the Blonde Ale style. Very light but whats there is decent.

Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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Nordic Blonde from Bent Brewstillery
76 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.