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City Steam Blonde On Blonde - City Steam Brewery Café

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
City Steam Brewery Café visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
What can we say about the Blonde on Blonde? Is it the upright way she holds that tray that makes us love her? Or is it the humongous hops sitting on top that gets our bubbles bursting? This PALE ALE was our 2nd beer made available for statewide distribution, and has been a growing hit among Connecticut consumers since 2010. In November of 2012, Blonde on Blonde won 1st place in the Pale Ale catrgory at the Great International Beer Festival in Providence, R.I. It is brewed with German hops for bitterness, Zythos and Cascade hops for aroma. Come try out this award-winning beer fresh on tap, or find it where you can locate it in the region by clicking here. Served short or tall. Oh Mama!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Reviews by pbrian:
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4.6/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bright tin gold. Clumpy, sticking white foam. Spotty shards of large bubbled carbonation. Minted evergreen and lime peel aroma with soft red licorice candy accents. Initially crisp, powdered lime hoppy and evergreen bitter with a lasting spearmint aftertaste. Clean pale malt sugared backbone with a strong bitterness to squelch it, although it’s more chalk than abrasive piney resin. Hints of lime dust and red licorice careen off brisk evergreen flavors all the way to the end. Finishes briskly hopped and just sugared pale malty enough with a telltale fusion of non-citrus based hop elements. An awesome classic.


pbrian, Oct 30, 2006
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

woodchipper, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

tmoreau713, May 27, 2013
Photo of Homebrew35
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass with a nice one and a half fingers worth of a creamy and bubbly white head. Clear pale straw colored body. Good lacing and fair retention.

Smells like a juicy grapefruit, some pine resin and bready yeast.

Tastes like a bubbly, juicy grapefruit mixed with some pine and bready malt flavors. A firm lingering resinous bitterness.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Somewhat coating and oily on the finish.

Overall this is a great beer. Nice job Ron. This is fairly well balanced with great hop character.
$5.50 a pint.

Homebrew35, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, golden in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: grass and piney hops

Taste: sweet caramel start followed by light pine hops and big citrus hops

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweetish start bitter middle with a less bitter end

Overall: I like the combination of hops on this one. A nice clean bitter beer. Nothing mind blowing but certainly something I could see myself picking up again.

tigg924, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Milkysunshine, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

juicebox, Jul 05, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear and golden colored with coppery highlights and a firm and frothy head of off-white foam that lingers long and leaves fat rings around the glass as it's drained. Inviting aroma of citrusy hops, some grassy and woody notes.

Sharp hoppy flavors full of tangerine and grapefruit, morphing to pine, sappy with hints of mint and herbal notes. An understated honey malt flavor rides beneath and keeps this one well balanced. Grapefruit pith lingers. Even mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, full and round. Great beer, very hoppy and very drinkable.

far333, Feb 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

jefftuck47, Sep 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

doremite, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 07:29 PM
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4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the external appearance, I could have assume that this beer would be as simple as many of the mass produced brews.
It pured just slightly more amber than your 'light' beers.

But thats where the similarity ended!. The nose was full of hops and citrus. There was a definite bouquet fresh pink grapefruits.

The first taste was like the bouquet. A good dose of hops, just the right bitterness along with nice citrus lemon,orange grapefruit.

This one tasted very crisp and alive. The mouthful was big along with a good lingering after taste

Surprisingly nice

rdilauro, Apr 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

PaBeerLover, Sep 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

DarkLordPsycho, Feb 20, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a yellow gold color with a residual 1/4 inch of fluffy white foam. Looks like a blonde, semlls like a pale. Light pine smell. Taste is a light malt that builds quickly into a hop wall. Leaves a small bitter taste on the tongue. Some citrus in the finish.

Just different enough to be unique. Interesting and pretty good.

KTCamm, Dec 24, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours with a nice head and is a light amber or slight reddish color.
Odor is floral and very typical of a pale ale.
mouth feel is a little light. It is pretty carbonated.
Taste is crisp at first and then gives way to hops and ends with a hoppy bitterness. After taste is bitter hoppy. Overall a solid effort and a above average pale ale.

dexterk1, Dec 27, 2011
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City Steam Blonde On Blonde from City Steam Brewery Café
83 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.