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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

zekeman17, Sep 09, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

cervezango, Sep 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 08, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +5%

mattmarka1, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

sgttibbs, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

markgugs, Sep 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Not a fan of the style, but surprisingly enjoyable. Love the hop character.

will_run_for_beer, Sep 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10%

jaquins, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JayCheG, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

d5001986, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Bunuelian, Sep 02, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -3%

NathanE2047, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Norseman, Aug 31, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -22.5%

Hallertau, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

dedbeer, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

77apm, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

WI-Beer-Man, Aug 26, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -2%

just_in, Aug 25, 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 KFBR392
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%

Appearance: Pours with a bubbly head of about two and a half fingers. Light, bright straw yellow color. Active carbonation vigorously bubbles, fitting for the style. A simple, clean, delicious look.

Smell: A touch of corn and fresh cut hay jump out right away. Flour, bread, and continuing waves of prairie grass open up to the drinker on the body. White pepper and some earthy hop tones lay underneath all the action on the nose.

Taste: That familiar New Glarus yeast profile greets the drinker with accents of butter, subtle spices, and a touch of greens. Some bread compliments the nutty malts flavors on the body. Grassy hops dance throughout with some subtle spices and pepper accentuating the hop profile. The finish is lingering hops and some nutty malts.

Mouthfeel: Crisp hops and easy drinking malt bill are a match made in heaven. Carbonation is bright yet doesn't stand out to much to distract the drinker.

Overall: It is incredible to me how New Glarus can make some many lagers that carry a familiar yeast profile yet the surrounding characters are so different and complex and create completely different beers. Certainly the king of lagering in the Midwest and in my opinion in the running against anyone anywhere. They execute their styles so masterfully, well done Dan!

KFBR392, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Pours a nice clear gold, finger and a half of nice loose head

Smell is a nice pop of grain, bread, biscut, lemon, nice noble hop presence here

Taste is crisp, lemon, biscuit, grainy malt, nice lager clean yeast, a bit of mint, bread

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, really nice finishes clean

WOW I love this beer I have always looked forward to the release of this this is the 2nd or 3rd release I have had and man this always lets me know what a American brewery can do with a Pilsner!

nickapalooza86, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

IBUQT, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Shluffy, Aug 23, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10%

Hendrick24, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

scinnh, Aug 22, 2014
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.