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True Blonde Ale - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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True Blonde Ale
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BA SCORE
75
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2004)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +19%

07-09-2014 23:08:32 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-04-2014 16:03:12 | More by NJBeer265
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

04-18-2014 00:17:43 | More by Dave_Treat
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larbush

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.8%

11-02-2013 17:46:48 | More by larbush
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brbrocc

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-02-2013 17:45:08 | More by brbrocc
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Eskay

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

08-11-2013 15:23:44 | More by Eskay
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delta490

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-a clear pale blond with a shorter lasting head that leaves some nice lacing

S- not much to it. At least not that I noted.

T- it has a very mild but pleasant taste. An easy drinking flavor for hit weather

M- thinner but not bad. A slight hint of carbonation.

O- blondes are tricky. It comes pretty close and erratic on the side of being a little under than overwhelming.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2013 21:26:00 | More by delta490
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jkd03c

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-06-2013 17:18:26 | More by jkd03c
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Jerid

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-17-2013 15:59:52 | More by Jerid
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-11-2013 02:04:58 | More by Arsenal0328
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

02-08-2013 10:49:58 | More by beernads
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at the brewpub in Tampa

This is not my style of beer, but for the style, this one was not TOO bad, especially considering most of TBBC's beer were not very good.

Clear golden pour with a small foamy white head; decent retention, minimal lacing. Light pale malt aroma, toasted grains, mild herbal hops. Taste was equally light and on the bland side, pale malts, light hops, cardboard. Light body, not very tasty, but drinkable for the style. Ask for a Miller Lite, and they'll give you this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 03:39:01 | More by Rifugium
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twizzbeatz

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

01-02-2013 03:17:21 | More by twizzbeatz
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-09-2012 01:57:54 | More by Texasfan549
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jmathis

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

08-22-2012 01:04:48 | More by jmathis
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Skelton

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-15-2012 17:41:29 | More by Skelton
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dasunder

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

08-02-2012 21:45:58 | More by dasunder
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KevieJames

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

07-16-2012 17:22:44 | More by KevieJames
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MikalMick

California

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

07-07-2012 04:35:21 | More by MikalMick
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

03-07-2012 19:08:09 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Looks like a perfect blonde ale. Shining, blonde golden color with awesome clarity and a two finger creamy white head, nice retention and ok lacing.

The aroma is an average blonde. Clean with hints of grainy, bready notes and subtle citrus hints. Very light.

Taste follows. Clean, crisp, easy drinking with faint hint of citrus, orange on a nice bed of fresh baked bread and a hint of caramel.

Clean, crisp, refreshing

Overall, an easy drinking, balanced, refreshing beer!

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 06:19:56 | More by JayS2629
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

11-26-2011 19:29:35 | More by doucmehu
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co brewery in Ybor City. The beer was served in a pint glass, and pours a crystal clear and vibrant yellow-gold color with a thin film of head. The nose is light, and slightly grapefruit in character. The beer's flavor is an extremely light malt, with very subtle hops at the end, and tart citrus balancing throughout. Slight roasted and smoked aftertaste, with toasty malt flavors. Slightly sour finish, and a bit watery.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 02:24:02 | More by GarthDanielson
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the TBBC in Ybor city. Ordered as part of the 10 beer sampler.

This one is a clear beer with white foam. See through and golden sparkles.

Taste and smell are both light and citrussy. There is a mild hop that keeps the balance in check.

Smooth, easy to drink. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2011 02:13:23 | More by KTCamm
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mullenite

Florida

3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Stopped in for lunch and asked if they had any cask left, I was surprised when they said this was the beer on there. A Kolsch on cask? I was obviously intrigued enough to try it.

Very cloudy golden color with about a finger and a half of white head. Very nice lacing left on the glass all the way down.

Smell is a bit grainy and earthy, very light all around. Not much to it, just nice and simple.

Taste is similar to the smell, slightly grainy and earthy but surprisingly clean. Just a bit of flavor comes through from the hops. Everything is very light all around.

The cask body is a bit fuller than the draft body, very creamy and smooth with very little carbonation, even for a cask ale.

This was extremely refreshing on such a hot and humid Florida day. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: cask

06-06-2010 16:45:24 | More by mullenite
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True Blonde Ale from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.