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Raspberry Blond - Columbia Kettle Works

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Raspberry Blond
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Columbia Kettle Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: jbaker67 on 05-25-2014)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

TheNightwatchman, Jul 26, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +12.9%

Had this on 2014-05-31 at the brew pub.

A - Pretty clear, golden-orange with a 1.5-finger off-white head and very nice lace.

S - Pale malt, whiff of raspberry, honey, light grass and hop floral. The raspberry steps up the smell a notch from the regular blonde.

T - Touch of hop bitterness up front then a rich malt backbone with the flavor of lightly toasted fresh bread with raspberry jam. The aftertaste retains a nice bread/fruit sweet/tartness while drying and moderate hop bitterness increases to an extent that I found most pleasant. The careful addition of the raspberry adds complexity without making this taste like a fruit beer.

M - Medium body and carbonation. It has a smooth, substantial feel. Not watery at all. Almost as if there are some oats or a good amount of wheat being used to increase mouthfeel. This really works for me.

O - I previously reviewed the regular Blonde and have had it on subsequent occasions and so am quite familiar with the flavor profile. I was surprised and pleased today with this tastefully-done enhancement. If you read my previous review of the Blonde, you'll see that I liked its bolder approach to hop flavor and bitterness than expected for the style. I thought the addition of raspberries (added in the secondary fermentation) would mitigate this edge; but the brewmaster didn't do this, much to his credit. I'm impressed.

Tucquan, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

kdb150, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

jbaker67, May 25, 2014
Raspberry Blond from Columbia Kettle Works
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.