Drake's Blonde Ale - Drake's Brewing Co.
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2.58/5 rDev -27.5%
Drinking this out of our keg right now... I'm just really not impressed with this beer.
It pours a pale golden color. Nothing outstanding. A little too much head for my liking, even after playing with the pressure.
The smell is slightly yeasty and sour. The taste just about the same as well. To be honest, reminds me of somthing you would drink at a high school kegger just to get drunk. I'm trying to see what the hubby see's in this beer, but i'm really not. I guess I'll be making Snakebites out of this keg.
03-29-2006 00:50:10 | More by Furball
3.03/5 rDev -14.9%
Poured a pale golden color with a small white head. Nose is light with a dash of hops and a little citrusy. Taste is thin, crisp, citrusy and some straw, grain and honey maybe. Mouthfeel is ok, lightness leaves drinkability good but not the best of this brew type. Worth a try
01-16-2009 03:22:27 | More by barleywinefiend
3.35/5 rDev -5.9%
Pours a light gold in color with a nice rocky head that quickly disappears. Wish the head would of stuck around a bit longer, it looked really nice. Smell is the said noble hops and some spice. Taste is crisp and spicy. Wish there was a bit more going on in the flavor, but that's the niceness of this beer, it's simplicity. Very nice. Clean, crisp and refreshing.
02-28-2009 19:01:27 | More by FtownThrowDown
3.4/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
03-10-2012 06:55:33 | More by mactrail
3.43/5 rDev -3.7%
Bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!).
Poured a lighter and slightly hazy, golden color with a smaller sized white head. Sweet and fruity aromas and tastes with some citrus. Starts of sweet and ends in a spicy and somewhat bitter finish.
Notes from 6/2/05
11-12-2008 14:12:19 | More by hopdog
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
07-17-2012 21:40:55 | More by soju6
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
04-17-2011 15:48:26 | More by fsimcox
3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
06-30-2012 04:35:06 | More by tony223366
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
On-tap at Blue Palms for Drakes/Triple Rock Tap Takeover
A: The pour is a clear, pale golden straw color with a fluffy white head.
S: Sort of your generic "blonde" ale aroma here. Corn and pale malts with a touch of cracker malt. Definitely some yeast and a light amount of fruity esters. Some floral hops are also present.
T: The flavor follows the same pattern. Pale malts and corn give the beer a substantial sweetness which is partially offset by some lightly bitter and floral hops. Fruity esters are also present on the palate.
M: Light to medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Decent enough for a blonde/kolsch.
05-07-2011 23:13:39 | More by womencantsail
Drake's Blonde Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
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