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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 38
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-27-2012 21:54:00 | More by tyleeis
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-24-2012 01:20:53 | More by Kunstman
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muskymike

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-20-2013 22:41:10 | More by muskymike
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-02-2013 17:19:04 | More by MooseBoose
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ChiSox05

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Quickly frothed up and then dissipated mostly to leave a layer of foam and some nice lacing. Very little rising carbonation, only come to life after a sip. Deep yellow, quite clear.

Smell is fresh, floral, hoppy, slight grain, bit of lemon rind hanging in, some sweet malt as it warmed.

Hops are noticeable, bitter, slightly green tasting. Finish is where malt shows up and pulls it together, so this beer has character without going in one single direction. Hops are bitter, bright, floral, slightly metallic.

This beer is so smooth, easy to sip that it goes down fast without being boring. Carbonation is there, as the beer is drank carbonation opens up on the palate and its foaminess complements the medium-light body. Aftertaste left some dryness.

Great drinkability. Medium-light body, tasty, enough hop character to make it interesting, smoother on the finish. Need to find this on tap somewhere.

06-23-2007 03:08:42 | More by ChiSox05
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abuss2

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-07-2012 01:06:27 | More by abuss2
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Couch


4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-29-2012 01:37:36 | More by Couch
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vizzionman

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-17-2014 22:22:19 | More by vizzionman
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-18-2012 01:28:56 | More by denimdemon
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-01-2013 01:45:12 | More by Woodman70
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-21-2012 23:52:38 | More by NickSMpls
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-18-2012 04:16:29 | More by livingtodie
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-08-2014 21:09:25 | More by TX-Badger
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-05-2012 19:13:16 | More by Number3red
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-20-2012 03:40:50 | More by Localdrinklax
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-07-2014 02:17:28 | More by SkinniePost
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-21-2013 22:14:41 | More by Bowers-Brew
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-18-2012 19:08:36 | More by imperialking
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%

Served from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours gold, fizzy, bubbles, thick white head. Active. Translucent. Retention and lacing. Big pilsy smell. Quite german, and minerals too. Crisp taste, light lemon. Balanced hop. Refreshing. Great pils, nails the style. Bursts with flavor, but simple and drinkable. Spot on.

12-29-2012 16:30:26 | More by KTCamm
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours out a light straw-yellow with excellent clarity and two fingers of foamy white sudsy head for about a minute and a half, light amounts of lacing left behind on the inside of the glass. Light yet smooth-textured body with enough carbonation to stay prickly on the tongue.

There is a temporary aroma of blueberries upon popping the cap off, that settles down into a heavy floral perfume blend and medium levels of cracker malts. The flavor has a somewhat reduced amount of floral hopping from the nose, but still has that zesty yet dry cracker malt kick to it. The occasional dollop of light apple sweetness keeps things from being dull and bland very well. The finish is full of dry herbal and grassy hay tones.

This is a very well made German Pils. I highly recommend giving it a try.

08-31-2012 23:32:04 | More by WastingFreetime
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

clean golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. best looking blonde i've ever had i believe.
smells grassy, lemon zest, slight pepper, honey.
bitter up front followed by a bready/citrus blend. very tasty with a slight tart lemon flavor in the finish.
medium body, nicely carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. very refreshing.
a solid beer again by new glarus! such a simple beer style, i didn't they could get this good.

10-20-2012 00:20:41 | More by facundoCNB
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours bright golden almost yellow in color with a one finger white head that has decent retention.

Smell has some slight lemon grass and herbal hop aroma forward with light hints of light grainy very crisp bright yeasty aroma in the end.

Lots of fresh hop flavors are forward with a nice balance of light herbal and lemon rind. Yeast follows with a really clean crisp flavor. Malt comes in at the end with some bready lightly grainy flavors. Incredibly balanced.

Mouthfeel is crisp refreshing and light. A fair amount of hop oils and resin balance the body.

08-19-2014 03:41:33 | More by Fcolle2
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Winter

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +5%

Pours clear golden in color with an airy white head that practically melts away to nothing. Hops really pop on the nose of this one, in addition to a bready aroma. Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp. The four style of hops that are utilized are really featured in the flavor of this classic German-styled lager. The hop bitterness hits midway across the tongue and remains throughout the finish. As the beer warms a bit, the malt backbone becomes more prominent. I dropped the drinkability a little, because this just seems to be a filling beer for some reason. Otherwise, though, truly an enjoyable German-style Pilsner.

07-14-2003 21:54:48 | More by Winter
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

Classic Pilsner. Clean, clear, bright light gold with loads of carbonation and a thin white, bubbly head. Aroma of noble hops, grass, floral perfume, and light malts. Herbal and grassy flavor with nice lightly spiced floral hops in the finish. Initially damp and sweet flavor gives way to a lingering dry, hoppy finish in each sip. Light to medium bodied. Very representative of the style. Well done and definitely drinkable.

09-07-2007 15:41:43 | More by DaPeculierDane
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

Picked up a single at Casanova in Hudson, WI. It's dry, crisp, and hoppy, what a nice example of a German pilsner. The aroma is a little hoppier than a beer straight from the motherland, but that's by no means a bad thing. The hops are herbal and grassy upfront with mild kicks of lemon and grapefruit. The malt jumps out from behind the hops, with mix of doughy and toasty bread notes. A delicious beer, it reminds me of a more traditional (and more drinkable) version of Victory's Prima Pils. The finish is biting and a little rough, like you'd expect from a healthy helping of Euro hops. I'd have another.

12-25-2012 00:31:58 | More by tempest
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.