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True Blonde Ale - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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True Blonde Ale
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2004)
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Silverback77, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Notacraftdrinker, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

NJBeer265, Jun 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Dave_Treat, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

larbush, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

brbrocc, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Eskay, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of delta490
3.41/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

delta490, Jul 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

jkd03c, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Jerid, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Arsenal0328, Apr 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

beernads, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
2.48/5  rDev -21%
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.

Rifugium, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

twizzbeatz, Jan 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Texasfan549, Dec 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

jmathis, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Skelton, Aug 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

dasunder, Aug 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

KevieJames, Jul 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

MikalMick, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of JayS2629
3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
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!

JayS2629, Jan 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

doucmehu, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev +14%
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.

GarthDanielson, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of KTCamm
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

KTCamm, Mar 08, 2011
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True Blonde Ale from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.