Pure Blonde Naked - Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
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2.83/5 rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
I have mixed feelings about this beer. On one hand, I associate it with the rather pleasant experience of watching cricket at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. On the other hand, it's a 3.5% low carb lager from CUB.
I was, however, interested to note that the label mentions that it is brewed with Galaxy, which may explain the slight organic almost-freshness that escapes when the cap is unscrewed. Indeed, there's a slight fruity sweetness on the nose proper, mingling with the more generic carbonic note and mild, reedy grain.
The body is very light, not unexpectedly; a dull golden colour, with a filmy inconsistent head of white. There's some surprisingly pleasant lacing around the edge of the glass, in a foamy, unrefined Aussie lager kind of way.
Taste is very bland, with weak carbonic acidity through the centre, cutting through a minimal amount of lightly sweet grain notes. Not much hint of hops, although it doesn't feel unbalanced too much towards sweetness, and there's no lingering unpleasantness on the back palate. Mouthfeel is clean and exceptionally light, almost like air.
Overall, it's undoubtedly extraordinarily bland, but in actual fact, it's far from offensive. I feel bad, as this is the second "Pure Blonde" beer I feel I need to defend, but it strikes me as being a lot better than the average macro pigswill.
Still cut from the same mould, though.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2011 09:47:38 | More by lacqueredmouse
Pure Blonde Naked from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
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