Blonde Ale - Orlando Brewing Partners

Not Rated.
Blonde AleBlonde Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

55 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.73% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PorterLambic on 07-31-2006

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by ninaturner:
More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had a chance to visit the Orlando Brewing tasting room and unfortunately I was not a fan of their Blonde Ale. The beer poured a clear pale yellow beer with white head that left some spotty lace. The smell was mostly grain with very light lemon zeal. The taste was more of the same....very grainy. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall, I wouldnt seek this beer out.

Photo of cjgator3
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at 903 Mills Market in Orlando. Pours a pale golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is light malts with a touch of hops. The taste like the aroma is light bodied with some grain and a touch of hops that goes down very easy. This is a beer with that is very drinkable and would be a great session beer.

Photo of mullenite
3.42/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at Raglan Road in Downtown Disney.

In to a Guiness Tulip

Very clear light golden color with a thin white head that receded kind of quickly and didn't leave much in the way of lacing on the glass at all.

Smell was grainy with some herbal hop qualities to it, though they were acceptably light. Very clean smell.

The nose carried over well in to the taste with the added touch of some very light toast, bread notes.

Thin body with far too much carbonation. The tickle on the tongue was a bit too much, even for the style.

Overall I would have probably ordered another if it weren't for the carbonation. After a hot day walking around the parks it was a good beer to sit back and relax with.

Photo of papat444
3.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the ABC store on S. Orange Ave. in Orlando while on vacation last Sept. Enjoyed last night with my supper, a Monte Cristo sandwich.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: Thick & frothy white head that rests comfortably at 2 fingers and looks to want to stay. The body is a mostly clear honey color. Near perfect looks.

Smell: No hops, some cereal and kind of smells like an adjunct lager though not as offensive.

Taste: Hint of hops but the flavor is mostly dominated by a grainy, mineral-like feel which lends it a certain bitterness. Finishes a bit skunk-like which is off-putting a bit but not offensively so.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, slightly watery in the finish but otherwise good. Bitterness challenges the balance.

Drinkability: Goes down easy and i think i might pick this up again.

Overall: Better than i expected. The finish could be better but otherwise a decent offering. Give it a try.

Photo of thehoppylady
2.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Was hoping for a bit more out of this local brewery. Organic Hallertau hops create this Blonde Ale’s low hop bitterness and crisp, dry finish.

Photo of WeezyBoPeep
2.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Clear, light golden yellow like pee with a natrual white soda-style head and little rising bubbles throughout.

S: Clean rain and cereal grains; smells like beer. Light perfumey notes.

T: Nice carbonation. Wood and ash...yeasty with a salty character. Whole wheat and corn syrup are detectable with a dusty, slightly plastic, earthy finish.

D: Not so much for me.

Value: This stuff is overpriced.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.97/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was served on-tap at the Orlando Brewing tasting room, and served in a pint glass. The beer pours a very pale yellow-gold color with a slight haze and a thin ring of filmy head. There is a light toasted bread and butter aroma. The flavor is toasty, also, and very crisp and light. There is a toasty and slightly hops-peppered aftertaste. The finish is smooth and light. Very tasty.

Photo of Cubro
2.44/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I like the yeasty notes and some hop bitterness but otherwise just ordinary.

Photo of strengthdoc
3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just tried this one at Flippers Pizza in Orlando. The beer poured from the bottle to yield a pale yellow beer with no head. The aroma was light with a mild citrus. The mouthfeel was medium and not bad for the style. The taste was very mild citrus with a nice refreshing aftertaste. Might be a decent session beer.

Photo of corby112
3.83/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear dark golden yellow color with a .5 finger white foam head that quickly fades into a cap and ring that leaves minimal spots of lacing.

Earthy pilsner malt aroma with subtle hops as well as some grass and straw notes. Maybe some light fruit.

Very well balanced with a healthy dose of crisp floral hops up front that is countered by a smooth clean pilsner malt backbone. As in the aroma, there is a faint crisp light fruit note, maybe apple and pear. Dry bitter hop finish. Medium bodied and not watered down at all. Very refreshing and quaffable session beer.

Photo of clayrock81
3.46/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Minor lacings on a lighter orange body. A sour aroma of malts and hops, oily and grassy, for some reason. Minor hopping with some wheat and leafiness, minor malts. Does go down smooth and with minimal sweetness. Not a bad blonde but it is somewhat simplistic.

Photo of PorterLambic
3.38/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one when I went to Tampa Brewing Company for a late lunch. I planned this trip around the TBC visit to find they were moving to Centro Ybor and all their beer was gone! albeit, temporarily until the move was completed.

Pours a clear, coppery-orange with a white head.
Smell is orange, floral, malt & honey though all are quite light.
Taste is orange, malt, honey, jasmine, very light spice and corn, like in tortilla chips.
Smooth, medium-bodied, good balance with a decent aftertaste. Too bad the actual taste was so weak, almost watered down. It made the beer very bland, not flavorful at all.

Photo of nick76
2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The appearance is pale gold with an average head. The aroma is light with hoppy and grassy elements and malt that follows. The taste is like the aroma being more hoppy than expected giving it a bitter taste but not a strong one. The palate is thin. Overall a decent beer that is pretty average.

Photo of EMV
2.34/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Had on ta

L: Pours a clear golden color. Minimal head.

S: Grainy and slight malts.

T/F: Not sure what it was but this beer tasted terrible. Was expecting a mild blonde and got a light beer with an odd biscuity flavor. Unpleasant and funky. No significant hops. Pretty carbonated and a bit watery.

O: Really didn't like this brew. Would avoid. Not sure what the funky taste was but didn't care for it.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: two finger white head on a clear straw colored body.

S: light malts with a very musty aroma with fills the nose

T: more mild/light malts and breads with sweet corn and a mild pine note.

M: light bodied and high carbonation. crisp.

Overall: This one lacks memorable qualities. You get what you are expecting and I usually don't expect much from this genre.

Photo of AgingWarrior
3.72/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I purchased a six pack of Blonde Ale bottles at a Texaco station in downtown Orlando of all places. The pour into a pilsner glass was coppery gold and about one finger or white foam head and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma was light with a hint of citrus. The taste was pretty good, but not great. I did enjoy the after taste and mouth feel of this brew. I think this would be a great drink on a hot afternoon.

Photo of helios7
2.42/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Thin-bodied and weak for the style, underwhelming.

Blonde Ale from Orlando Brewing Partners
74 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.