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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

217 Ratings

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Ratings: 217
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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Photo of logansboat15
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

An American take on a German Pilsner, New Glarus Brewing's Home Town Blonde is a big step up from the standard Joe-six-pack pilsner. Pours a golden amber with a light foam head and no lace. Smells lightly hoppy with a hint of fresh figs. Nice sweet taste that finishes to a slight hop bitterness. Very well balanced and moreish. Substantial mouthfeel and highly drinkable. Great as a marinade with steak, bratwurst.

logansboat15, May 16, 2007
Photo of Strix
3.8/5  rDev -5%

Clear golden, decent initial head, leaves pretty quickly.

Grassy, grainy nose, slight green pepper/lemon note.

Toasted malt, black pepper, spices, lemon zest.

High carbonation, medium-thick mouthfeel.

I'm not a huge pilsener guy, but this was simple and quite refreshing.

Strix, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of tapman
3.8/5  rDev -5%

Appears to be very standard and, well, blonde. Thin, quickly receding head over a light, golden body. Pretty average so the score is thus a 3.

Malts smell of a thin bscuit, typical pilsner maltyness. Hops are noticeable enough to give it that 'beer' smell.

Here is where the beer shines and proves its craft reputation. Tastes like Pilsner-style malts and hops blah blah blah, but it all just tastes better. I drank MGDs for a while and its as if this beer is 50 of them condensed inot one beer. The malts are fuller and richer, the hops less stringent and sweeter.

Feels like 50 MGDs, also. Texture is fuller and the carbonation is much less biting than other pilsners.

Very drinkable. It's not my prefered style of beer, but if this was the only craft brew in the joint then you won't find me complaining. Its nice to have a beer that does its style well, een if its not your favorite.

tapman, Sep 26, 2007
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

$7.00 / Six Pack
County Market
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Appearance - A light yellow with an 1/8 to 1/4 inch of white head.

Smell - The sweet malty scent is firm and strong.

Taste - The toasted grain and malty really control the flavor of this brew. There is a tiny bit of sweetness if you can find it.

Mouthfeel - The flavor is tasted on the outside rear of my tongue. This brew goes down smooth and easy.

~ For a lighter beer the flavor is well established and firm. The character of this beer is impressive.

cdkrenz, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of DubbelTrubbel
3.88/5  rDev -3%

Bottle into New Glarus Signature Pilsner

A- Golden-yellow, two and a half finger white head.

S- Light hops, slightly funky malt aroma

T- Moderate hop bitterness, very pleasant carbonation, delicious fresh malty flavor.

M- moderately thick

O- excellent, well bittered pilsner, but still with a "backbone" of malt, as the bottle says. A great, relaxed drinker from New Glarus.

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 07, 2013
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.