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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

230 Ratings

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 40
Gots: 9 | 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 +6.5%

WI-Beer-Man, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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 +6.5%
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 +6.5%

aubzachsyd, Sep 14, 2014
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abuss2, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

mychalg9, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Couch, Dec 29, 2012
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vizzionman, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

denimdemon, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Woodman70, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

CSO, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Tanger112, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

NickSMpls, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

livingtodie, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Number3red, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Localdrinklax, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

SkinniePost, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Bowers-Brew, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

imperialking, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of badbeer
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear golden color with a slightly orange hue; frothy white head that retains well and leaves good lacing. Smell is of faint grass, spicy hops, and I get a little lemon and honey in there as well. Biscuity upfront, hints of honeycomb, hops are slightly spicy, but not overdone, a nice lemon zest too. Both body and carbonation are probably around medium levels, but very soft and refreshing on the tongue, quenching your thirst, but encouraging you to take another. Excellent beer; I plan on drinking copious amounts of this over the summer. Updated on July 17, 2007. Original smell was 4.5, taste was 5. Having had this plenty of times, I still rather enjoy it, but prefer Yokel or Edel-Pils to this one.

badbeer, May 17, 2007
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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Snifter

A- Hazy golden orange with lots of fizzy bubbles. Nice 2 finger sticky white head

S- First waft picked up Pale malts and wheat, bready notes. Also featured coriander, honey, yeasty, and wet grass hoppy notes

T- Great combination of wheat, and biscuity flavors combined with malty bready sweetness, pepper, citrus, and honey which fades into grassy hoppy finish.

M- Medium bodied, peppery zest, crisp, and highly carbonated. Smooth with a dry finish.

O- I am not much of a Pilsner connoisseur but I would have to say that this take is the most balanced, and delicious take on the style I have had to date. Extremely well balanced. A delicious bready pilsner featuring sweet malt flavors and an excellent hop backbone.

wiscokid920, Jan 31, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a crystal clear yellow with big white head that's fairly thin, but laces well. Smells very bready some fruity notes and fruits. Tastes very good, yum. Bery bready, malty characteristics, but with an interesting sweetness to it. Some fruits noted in the taste as well, with great hoppy smoothness. This brew has medium ammount of carbonation and it feels great going down. An easier drinking beer with a huge ammount of taste, this is a pretty good brew. Great beer overall.

abents, Apr 19, 2004
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my Sam Adams glass a clear yellow orange hue with a half inch of light bubbly white head on top. Aromas start with crisp pilsner malts that have a nice fresh graininess to them. Herbal, spicy noble hops are there in abundance with a fresh green snap. A bit of a fruity sweetness in there as well. Lovely.

First sip brings smooth, crisp lightly sweet pilsner malt upfront that has a bit of a grainy aspect to it. It flows across the tongue with a bit of fruitiness followed by just the right smack of herbal, spicy noble hops. Finishes with just a touch of bitterness on the back of the palate. This is a great pilsner!

Mouthfeel is smooth and easily drinkable with a nice creaminess to it as well. Very refreshing, this is just a perfect example of what a pilsner should be and I wish I would've picked up more of this. This one stacks up with the best of 'em. Another wonderfully brewed beer from New Glarus! Grab some if you still can.

orbitalr0x, Nov 08, 2007
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.