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Carolina Blonde - Carolina Beer Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

136 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carolina Beer Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-05-2002)
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in DFH shaped pint.

Pours like liquid straw with only the tiniest bit of cloud. The bright head shirks away in a matter of moments, leaving a halo of white at the surface that created a decent but short-lived lacing effect as the drinking went on. The nose finds hints of fruits, including banana, with traces of cloves hiding deep in the background. For the most part, the taste follows the nose, though the fruitiness is now toned down slightly; similar to a tripel without the complexity and, shall we say, tripel-ness. The body sits at a medium setting. Although the carbonation aspires to control the tongue, it is mostly kept in check, the conflict allowing for a rather drinkable brew, a fair representative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 06:22:38 | More by TMoney2591
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cliff1066

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

12-24-2012 01:27:26 | More by cliff1066
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dseiters

Nevada

3/5  rDev -3.8%

09-22-2012 21:24:20 | More by dseiters
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Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

08-18-2012 12:16:55 | More by crwrunner
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Ohio

1/5  rDev -67.9%

07-26-2012 19:35:05 | More by Lynn
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-22-2012 08:37:08 | More by maketheheartglad
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gamecock74

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

03-27-2012 19:38:04 | More by gamecock74
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -35.9%

03-04-2012 21:53:40 | More by carrollmel7
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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-04-2012 00:38:32 | More by hopmeister
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

01-15-2012 00:45:52 | More by Cyberkedi
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khargro2

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -67.9%

01-11-2012 05:09:51 | More by khargro2
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chemtiger

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2011 14:50:38 | More by chemtiger
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jak

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2011 14:55:14 | More by jak
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +28.2%

12-05-2011 19:49:43 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-05-2011 01:57:06 | More by nmann08
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-25-2011 21:49:38 | More by TimoP
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2011 21:00:00 | More by UncleJimbo
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Amalak

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.

A. It bubbly and clear gold. It has a limited head an no real lacing. Kind of American macro looking.

S. Not much of a scent at all.

T. It's certainly malty. Way too malty, in fact. Crisp and clear, just bland. Perhaps refreshing in the right instance, but no taste other than basic malt.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 03:58:13 | More by Amalak
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gfsufb

Florida

2.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had this from a bottle at the ACC championship game. Overall not one of my favorites, pale blonde color, very average smell and taste was that of a blonde ale with average ingredients. Overall not something I would recommend and really a let down as far as new beers go

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 02:27:31 | More by gfsufb
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass...Pours light clear pee, white head that is ok...The aroma is corn and sweet sugar, no hops but at least it isn't skunky...The taste is very sweet as well, very corny and generic, but again doesn't taste bad, just not my thing. Needs a touch of hops and this would be ok.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2010 18:21:32 | More by jrallen34
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

1.93/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This really is a poor beer. For something that comes from a craft brewery they really make a useless beer. Had on tap Sunday at the Carolina Renaissance Festival.
Pours a pale yellow color with a thick white head and a little lacing. Smells of floral hops and and grain. Tastes way too bitter and very one note. Mouthfeel is very thin and not very much to it. Drinkability is not the best.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2010 22:53:34 | More by TheKingofWichita
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bigrzman

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am not overly impressed but it is in fact a blonde ale. It pours out with a deep straw color and a whispy head. Carbonation is pleasant and minimal. It has a very grainy pilsen malt taste with grassy note minimal hop back. It is good for a nice summer day drinkable but I don't crave it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2010 15:00:40 | More by bigrzman
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Very bright gold. No head at all.
S- Light and fruity. The smell is clean and inviting.
T- Lemon at the beginning and finishing very stale. The staleness lasts as an aftertaste.
MD- A ery simple and forgetable beer, I would not look for this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 22:44:09 | More by confer
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zeff80

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle at the Provision Company in Holden Beach, NC.

A - Poured out a very, very clear, golden yellow color with little to no head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of grains and caramel. There were some floral notes, too.

T - This tasted pretty good. A spicy blonde ale is a surprise. Sweet caramel backs up its upfront spice kick.

M - It was crisp and sharp but very light bodied.

D - This is an okay brew. It was the only "local" option at this place. (Even though the bottle says it's from Wilkes-Barre, PA).

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 18:43:42 | More by zeff80
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jporf911

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a 12oz brown bottle.

Appearance- Clear, pale golden-yellow with a lasting white head.

Smell- Slightly acidic with hints of sweet malt and light grains as well.

Taste- The acidity of the smell turns up in the taste too. The sweet malt taste is combined with a slightly fruity hint of white wine. Hops are present but weak.

Mouthfeel- Light and fairly thin with fizzy carbonation and a slightly acidic bite.

Drinkability- You can knock back a few Carolina Blondes and be satisfied.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 17:10:43 | More by jporf911
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Carolina Blonde from Carolina Beer Company
73 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.