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

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

justinbrown, Feb 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

brotherloco, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Furball
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Furball, Mar 29, 2006
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Robloc303, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

OoReFLuXoO, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

barleywinefiend, Jan 16, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Texasfan549, Feb 16, 2014
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3.27/5  rDev -7.9%

samtrillo, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

FtownThrowDown, Feb 28, 2009
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

mactrail, Mar 10, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

hopdog, Nov 12, 2008
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3.48/5  rDev -2%
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.

soju6, Jul 17, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -2%
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.

fsimcox, Apr 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

hanlonrn, Jul 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Beermasterjarrett, Mar 17, 2014
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Ilovebeer1549, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bumchilly25, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Bnoise11, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

MrGone, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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Drake's Blonde Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.