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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

218 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 218
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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4.37/5  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
Photo of nickapalooza86
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
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4/5  rDev 0%

RobinLee, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

brandoman63, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Will1508, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Fcolle2
4.2/5  rDev +5%

Pours bright golden almost yellow in color with a one finger white head that has decent retention.

Smell has some slight lemon grass and herbal hop aroma forward with light hints of light grainy very crisp bright yeasty aroma in the end.

Lots of fresh hop flavors are forward with a nice balance of light herbal and lemon rind. Yeast follows with a really clean crisp flavor. Malt comes in at the end with some bready lightly grainy flavors. Incredibly balanced.

Mouthfeel is crisp refreshing and light. A fair amount of hop oils and resin balance the body.

Fcolle2, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

vizzionman, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Danmullens1, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25%

Synergy87, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Rborre321, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

lunarbrew, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear straw yellow body, two finger white head with great lacing. Looks incredibly refreshing, especially when waiting outside for Wild Peach to be poured...

S- Clean grainy pale malt, earthy lager yeast. Not complex, but it's very well executed.

F- Very refreshing grainy pale malt, lager yeast, plenty of noble hops.

M- Smooth, medium in body, substantial with good carbonation. Noble earthy hops on the finish.

O- This is well done and I'm happy to be a Wisconsin resident for easy access to beers like this.

Stevedore, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

ajevne, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Graff, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

beersdmf17, May 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

robear, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

SkinniePost, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Kyrojack, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

OnWisconsin, Apr 29, 2014
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.