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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Hometown BlondeHometown Blonde

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BA SCORE
89
very good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 33
Gots: 1 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-24-2013 20:38:29 | More by rabbitguy
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cadaugherty

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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joe1510

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle
$6.49 6-Pack
Roy's Market New Glarus

Home Town Blonde is one impressive looking beer. Absolutely glows like a gold bar with plenty of large carbonation bubbles rising to the 3 finger white heaed that formed on the pour. The head eventually fades to a half finger cap that leaves decent lacing. If the lacing was slightly better this beer would get a 5, it's as close as you can get to getting a 5 anyway.

Extremely refreshing aromas come from this beer. There's a very light pale base that has a touch of caramel mixed in there. The showcase is the use of hops. According to the bottle 4 varities were used. A very refreshing light grassy hop aroma hits the nose first but is quickly followed by a couple squeezes of lemon juice. I've said it before and I'll say it again "very refreshing".

Much like the aroma biscuity malts start things off and always float around in the background but the showcase is hops. Grassy hops show up almost immediately and give a pleasant mild bitterness mid palate. The citrus (lemon) shows itself toward the end and goes nicely hand in hand with the grassiness. Finishes mostly grassy but as I sit the lemon tartness comes around again. Probably my favorite all time Pilsner.

Mouthfeel is medium light and airy toward the back of the tongue. Mild bitterness along the sides and back of tongue that lingers and make this beer so enjoyable.

Fantastic drinkability! This is a non-stop all day long drinker.

My favorite pilsner and one of my new favorite summer quaffs. In my opinion this should be a year round offering. I never thought I would rate a pilsner this high but this beer is so good and refreshing for style it deserves every bit of praise it will ever recieve.

Reviewed: 6/4/07

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 00:12:01 | More by joe1510
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Treebs

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a COAST brewing curved pint. Split with the fiancee.

A: Pours a solid gold color with a pure white head forming on pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap with tons of sticky lace.

S: Sticky German hops with that specific spicy bite. Pale malts with a little bit of mineral-like qualities to it.

T: Typical German hop profile, slightly gluey with pale cracker malt and some wheat like qualities. Lightly spiced hop quality as well.

M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Slightly sweet finish.

O: Pretty typical German style lager. The hops are the star which is standard for the style. Nothing mind blowing.

Serving type: bottle

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Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.