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City Steam Blonde On Blonde - City Steam Brewery Café

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City Steam Blonde On Blonde
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BA SCORE
83
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the source.
Comes to the table a crystal clear pale straw color with a solid white head that leaves lots of lace. The aroma is light sugar with a bready hint and spicy floral hops to balance. The flavor is light sugar with a solid spicy hop bite and low hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick bubbly mouthfeel. Decent enough brew but not my favorite of the night.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 23:33:50 | More by johnnnniee
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-17-2013 21:00:56 | More by woodchipper
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-29-2013 17:50:37 | More by doremite
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some ice lacing on the glass. It is a pale yellow color with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: A little citrus followed by light caramel and bready malts.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, a bit smooth, light to medium bodied bodied, lingering bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: More of an IPA than an APA, but still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 06:38:38 | More by Flounder57
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youngs11

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden appearance, similar to honey. Two finger head after normal pour with nice lacing on the sides of glass

Citrus and flowers in the nose. Smells hoppy and vibrant.

The taste is a great balance of sweet and bitter. The hops are present throughout, starting mildly and building after initial contact with the tongue. The finish is not overly bitter, though. There is sweetness and complexity in the finish as opposed to just bitterness that is common with some pale ales. Excellent

medium bodied and mildly carbonated. standard pale ale feel.

Overall this is an excellent pale ale. I could drink a bunch!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 22:46:48 | More by youngs11
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Rhode Island

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. There’s a mild citrus sweetness that brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

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Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Had this at the Marlboro, MA festival.

A - Pours a hazy light yellow hue with a quarter inch head that slowly fades to a thin blanket.

S - Aroma is a bit too bready for my liking, with some light grassy hops.

T - Taste is fairly solid. Nicely grassy hops with some faint bread/yeast notes.

M - Mouthfeel is fairly typical, medium bodied.

O - Overall, not a bad APA, just too malty/bready for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

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New Hampshire

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never heard of this brewery before, and it's right in my backyard over in Hartford, which is closer than Boston. Oh yeah, a date on the bottle! Bottled on 2/28/13.

The head rises up after the pour finishes and gets to a nice 1.5 finger fluffy and thick head, that fades semi slowly with nice soapy lacing, over a hazy sediment laden obviously bottle conditioned and unfiltered. So far so good...

nose is nice for an APA, grassy slightly herbal earthy hops, a bit of a leafy hop aroma, with some grainy toasty blond malts. Pretty simple but done fairly well.

Taste is lighter at first, but not bad... a light grainy toasty blond malt kicks off first with a slight juicy malt sweetness and faint amber malt flavor. Then hops kick into gear, lighter at first but increases with each second in my mouth and each sip. starting with a grassy leafy hop and mild bitterness, slightly herbal and earthy as well but not vegetal or that Euro style hop I can hate. A very light juicy citrus hop kicks in as well, but very light, with a faint orange pith. The hops get a little spicy the longer it goes and more bitter, to finish with a quite bitter spicy earthy grassy hop that dries quite a bit, long quite bitter grassy spicy hop finish that borders astringent.

Mouth is med bodied, nice fluffy carb.

Overall a nice APA, drinkable, tasty, decent hop to malt balance but the malts are a little light overall, nice carb, nice hop profile as that seems to be what they were going for the grassy leafy slightly herbal hop flavors, although I don't really get teh "West Coast American" aroma hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 19:54:38 | More by jlindros
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-22-2013 13:10:08 | More by kaelingirl
City Steam Blonde On Blonde from City Steam Brewery Café
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.