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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

219 Ratings

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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 40
Gots: 7 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Kunstman, Aug 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

muskymike, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

WI-Beer-Man, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of jwc215
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours bright, clear yellow with tiny-bubbled carbonation forming a lasting, creamy, white head. Lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is of lemon, hay, and floral hops.

The taste of lemon and grass/hay. The soft but flavorful hops blend with the smooth, grainy malt. Sweet backbone complemented by a dry kiss in the finish. Very crisp and refreshing. Carbonation level fits it wonderfully.

A very well-done, true-to-style German-style pils. Very enjoyable and easy-to-drink!

jwc215, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of ChiSox05
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

ChiSox05, Jun 23, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

aubzachsyd, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

abuss2, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

mychalg9, Monday at 04:55 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Couch, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

vizzionman, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

denimdemon, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Woodman70, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

CSO, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Tanger112, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

NickSMpls, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

livingtodie, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Number3red, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Localdrinklax, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

imperialking, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

KTCamm, Dec 29, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +5%

mattmarka1, Sep 06, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WastingFreetime, Sep 01, 2012
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.