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Duke's Blonde Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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77
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dukes Draft Blonde Ale is a crisp, light and refreshing ale. An excellent warm weather midday quencher with a delicate touch of hops to balance the light maltiness.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 06-11-2005)
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On tap at Kona brewery in Hawaii Kai.

A pale golden with no head and very light carbonation seen rising.

Aroma is very light with some malts in the background. Not much.

Taste is of light hops, malts, sweet and quite flowery. Not much exciting going on.

Mouthfeel is light. Rather dead on the tongue.

Overall, it is quite drinkable due to the low ABV and nothing offensive. But, it really lacks character. Sort of like a macor lager [though not supposed to be in that style]. Not one I will seek to have again.

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A - clear yellow body, low head, carbonarion apparant.

S - light bready aroma, real simple.

T - light bready body, a little grassy. Really simple and clean.

M/D - light body and watery but appropriate. Plenty of flavor for the low abv. Odd that offer two of the same style.

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On-tap at Duke's Canoe Club at the Kauai Beach Resort in Hawaii.

Really not that bad at all. Very light color with a lot of carbonation, nice white head about 2 fingers thick off the tap. Smelt a bit sweet but very light, not much there for the nose. On a hot day in Kauai, this was great. Went down smooth and easy with a crisp taste and no real lingering aftertaste to bother me in the pool/ocean.

I honestly could have had several of these, not much alchohol and a nice easy flavor make it a true summer blonde, which in Kauai is a season that appearantly lasts nearly all year long.

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On tap at Leilani's in Lahaina, HI.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet malt and slight fruity flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is refreshing and easy to drink in the Hawaii heat.

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Had in a pint glass.

This beer is gold color, hazy, and has a lacy white head.

It smells like malts and a touch of hops.

It's taste is rather light, some cereal malts and a bit of pine hops.

This beer is rather thin with a decent amount of carbonation.

This beer was OK, it was #11 on our beer list of Hawaii. Went nice with our burgers, sunshine and a rooster. We were on Kauai.

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Duke's Blonde Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.