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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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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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dna1964dna

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

01-01-2013 05:52:56 | More by dna1964dna
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 00:26:52 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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UffDaBock

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-26-2013 20:02:16 | More by UffDaBock
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Alex_Weinard

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-16-2014 03:53:45 | More by Alex_Weinard
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bdub32689

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-30-2012 14:45:02 | More by bdub32689
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sami

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-28-2012 18:01:42 | More by sami
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frankman71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-26-2012 05:24:15 | More by frankman71
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solargoat

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-15-2012 01:24:01 | More by solargoat
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ChiSox05

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 03:08:42 | More by ChiSox05
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FakeDeniro

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden yellow beer and about 2 fingers of white head with some lacing
S: Bready malt with some spice in the aroma
T: malty and bready with a spicy after taste. a light german hop finish
M: Light to medium bodied goes down nice
O: great beer this is what a Pilsener should be! I could drink this all day long

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 13:37:49 | More by FakeDeniro
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DustyDust79


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-31-2012 00:32:53 | More by DustyDust79
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BEERWOLF1951

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-30-2012 02:20:28 | More by BEERWOLF1951
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Graff

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-08-2014 02:47:13 | More by Graff
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Mandark

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-10-2013 05:48:47 | More by Mandark
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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cosine


3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-15-2013 20:21:28 | More by cosine
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logansboat15

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2007 09:20:50 | More by logansboat15
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muskymike

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-20-2013 22:41:10 | More by muskymike
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ThePundsack88

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-04-2013 23:52:28 | More by ThePundsack88
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Couch


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-29-2012 01:37:36 | More by Couch
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WaywardSeaman

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-23-2012 21:29:37 | More by WaywardSeaman
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felsenpils

Wisconsin

2.3/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Overall, I like this beer. It is a very solid example of American micro pilsener. The bottle says "German-style brew", but there is nothing in Germany even close to this. The ample addition of caramel malts is the first problem, the use of dry hopping the second. The cloying mouthfeel and the aromatic hop oil aftertaste scream American micro. If you like Samuel Adam´s Noble PIls or Victory`s Prima Pils, you will like this one. If you like Bitburger and Warsteiner, you will not.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 02:00:24 | More by felsenpils
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Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.