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Drake's Blonde Ale - Drake's Brewing Co.

Drake's Blonde AleDrake's Blonde Ale

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 10.76%


Brewed by:
Drake's 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: BeerManDan on 02-18-2003)
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by fsimcox:
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fsimcox

California

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw color. Somewhat thin, white foamy head dissipates quickly. No lacing al all!

Smells malty, with hints of grass, and citrus.

Clean, crisp taste, some grassy hints and a bit tart up front; a mild sweet finish. Hints of biscuits in the after taste, with a dry finish. No bitterness at all.

Mouthfeel is good. Crisp, not much carbonation.

Not bad. But not what I expected from a Kolsch. Easy drinking, probably best on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 15:48:26 | More by fsimcox
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MrGone

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-06-2014 05:05:35 | More by MrGone
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rudedude985

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-17-2014 00:23:31 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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02-16-2014 23:28:04 | More by Texasfan549
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dvsbizzyb

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-11-2013 05:54:29 | More by dvsbizzyb
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-28-2013 17:16:38 | More by GraduatedCashew
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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-24-2013 16:58:55 | More by Bubbles
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California

3/5  rDev -15%

07-17-2013 00:15:18 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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Bnoise11

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-08-2013 03:45:39 | More by Bnoise11
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California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-26-2013 22:11:05 | More by Chiefmanynames
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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-08-2013 04:39:22 | More by largadeer
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-22-2013 02:55:41 | More by bumchilly25
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justinbrown

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

02-28-2013 01:37:53 | More by justinbrown
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-01-2013 00:51:32 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-19-2012 00:47:46 | More by t0rin0
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brotherloco

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

11-06-2012 03:58:21 | More by brotherloco
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soju6

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain with mild hops and bit of malt sweetness.

T: Taste starts with a nice crispness the a bit of malt sweetness. Nice bitterness to a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing. Nice clean feel.

O: Nothing fancy, just a good summer beer that goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 21:40:55 | More by soju6
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hanlonrn


3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-11-2012 19:23:49 | More by hanlonrn
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tony223366

California

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: 1.5 fingers of white fluffy head. Decent retention. Color is golden yellow with some haziness. Not altogether attractive.

S: Really fruity aromas tons of citrus. Lemony. The malts come off in a grainy way. Some light caramel and biscuity. Refreshing aroma.

T: The flavors are much more acidic than I thought. Malts do indeed come off as a more raw malted grain. Hops come off in a spicy way. Low bitterness but clean.

M: Light to medium body with great carbonation.

O: Cold and refreshing with clean flavors. Now that I've had a bit more I'd say it's a touch too sweet. Still fairly refreshing though.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 04:35:06 | More by tony223366
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-13-2012 16:33:52 | More by rbrefbeerman
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mactrail

California

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden in the big nonic glass. There should be a category for Malt Liquor Honey Blonde. A light perfumey flavor, which I guess is supposed to be the Kölsch style. Modest bitterness with just a touch of flowery hops. Very light body. More of a tangy lager, which I guess is the point of this style. Where is all this honey coming from?

On tap at Tiger Tiger in San Diego. Not quite quite a classic Kölsch, but an interesting and pleasant quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 06:55:33 | More by mactrail
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear goldenrod, white head, looks like a Kolsch to me. Overt graininess, even some raw dough. Clean hops and yeast, just a bit of grass lets you know there is something other than pale barley in this beer. It pretty much hits the middle of style and it did an admirable job of washing down a slice of pizza. I don't have any complaints, but I wonder how this beer sells in California with all of the bigger and bolder stuff on the shelves and on tap.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 21:05:07 | More by bump8628
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emerge077

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Drake's Barrel House, review from written notes.

Bright straw gold, completely transparent with stray trails of rising carbonation.

Aroma of crackers, shortbread, and trace white grapes from the Kölsch yeast.

Crisp and snappy, sliced apple flavors and firm noble hop bitterness. Very light and refreshing, with an ethereal dry finish. Quintessential summer session beer, 2-3 pints would be no problem with this beer. Simplicity is underrated.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2011 02:59:02 | More by emerge077
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Drake's Blonde Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
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