Mississippi Blonde Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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74
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82 Ratings
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80
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Reneejane on 03-01-2004

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 11
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #74 (Mar 2013):

Mississippi Blonde doesn’t fall short, as some may think. The style is a tough one to crack, but Bent River prevailed here. Not the cleanest brew, but with a bit of complexity and even drinkability, it makes due and keeps our palates happy, if not content.

STYLE: American Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.3%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Clear pale golden, lots of lace

SMELL: Nutty, doughy, dried grass, lemon pith, herbal, clean

TASTE: Very crisp, light bodied, wet, grassy, faint hoppiness, animal feed, mild bitterness, mineral, yeast, very dry, grainy finish

Photo of Jasonkyeager
2/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2/5 across the board. Waste of 20 minutes drinking it. Better than Bud-Light though.

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.77/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw colored gold with copious effervescence and minimal head which recedes quickly.
Smells of light malts, a bit of yeasty mustiness, light non specific esters and a bit flowery a la honeysuckle. Tastes light, sweet malts with minimal hops at the mid and end note and fairly clean finish. Carbonation tempers the sweetness of the malt and provides fairly good mouthfeel, though overall a very light bodied beverage with clean finish.
Overall, pretty good beer, like a malty lager and highly quaffable (not particularly complex) while at a bbq or while working in the yard on a hot day. (It brought to mind Yuengling or Shiner Bock with similar flavor profile)

Photo of matjack85
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My roommate brought these home and shared, so thanks Tom. My 1st beer ever from this brewery located along the shores of the Mississippi River in northwestern Illinois, so it takes its name from the river, not the state. 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Not much information on the label and the website is useless, so no way to look up anything about this brew.

The beer poured a hazy pale golden color with just a ½-finger of white head that dissipated in about 15 seconds. There was a lot of small spotty lacing, but that too faded fast.

There was a bit of lemon smell along with herbal hops, and then something of a barnyard odor which is usually not found in blonde ales.

Decent sweet malty background and lots of herbal hop flavors as well as a touch of lemon. It's not very bitter at just 14.2 IBUs which is par for the course in blonde ales, but what was not par for the course was its total lack of fruitiness outside the touch of lemon. It's a very strange blonde ale.

Can't believe how light bodied this is. A very thin thirst quencher with moderate carbonation. Just 4.2% alcohol.

I prefer fruitier blonde ales, but that doesn't mean this one is all bad. It's not typical, but it is very drinkable.

Photo of Reneejane
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Mississippi blonde ale is the "light beer" for the Bent River Brewing Company. It poured a pale yellow with a white head. It had a slightly hoppy aroma. It was well enough carbonated to have a pallet cleansing feeling. But the only taste I could detect was just a subtle hop flavor. It didn't have much body or other character besides slight hop flavor. This is the kind of beer that would go well on a hot day as a thirst quencher.

Photo of Hopmeplease
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Would drink this beer again.

Photo of jimmah120
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with no date

look is a cloudy straw yellow, minimal head. smell is dry malts and English hops. feel is crisp and carbonated, effervescent wheat, skunky malts, metallic-butter finish.

light, grainy, almost a solid beer but seems watered down. makes sense that this is considered their 'light' beer.

Photo of mothmanscott
3.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque deep straw/pale gold, producing just over 1.5 fingers of frothy, white, shortlived head that leaves only a hint of lace. Aroma is light cracker malt with notes of grass, apples & yeast. Taste is bready, grain & biscuit malt, apple sauce & lemon hints, prickly pepper, grass & yeast hints in a dry finish that yields a pale malt, spicy, hop bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, moderately carbonated, pepper prickle, astringent & dry.

Photo of jpro
3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: hazy, straw gold; cream white head; about a thumb of head forms on the pour; no lacing.

S: wheat malt; cracker; light grain aroma.

T: light grain and wheat; aspirin / light chalk on the finish.

M: light; high carbonation.

O: not a bad lawnmower beer.

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.43/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Sampled last night on 10/3/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a clear golden color with a 1-finger white head. Leaves some lacing when sipped. The aroma is very average with a slight 'skunky' smell. The taste is pretty much the same and wasn't that great.

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Mississippi Blonde Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.