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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

181 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 37
Gots: 3 | 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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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

Into a pint glass, pours a somewhat cloudy light gold with a decent off-white head to begin with, shrinks to a thin film, has ok lacing, pretty nice. The aroma is mostly noble hops, only slightly spicy, a good share of grainy malt backing too.

The taste is even better, lots of noble hops again here, more spices, has a bit of a bite to it even, a nice bit of bittering here, much appreciated, always riding on top. On the understated side, again some grainy, slightly caramel malt sticks to its thing. The medium body is smooth but well carbonated ride right through to the end. Not normally a pilsner fan, I must say, this is one that I definitely like. A lot.

07-23-2007 01:26:59 | More by objectivemonkey
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abents

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +8%

Pours a crystal clear yellow with big white head that's fairly thin, but laces well. Smells very bready some fruity notes and fruits. Tastes very good, yum. Bery bready, malty characteristics, but with an interesting sweetness to it. Some fruits noted in the taste as well, with great hoppy smoothness. This brew has medium ammount of carbonation and it feels great going down. An easier drinking beer with a huge ammount of taste, this is a pretty good brew. Great beer overall.

04-19-2004 01:49:30 | More by abents
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4.29/5  rDev +7.8%

12oz bottle poured into Snifter

A- Hazy golden orange with lots of fizzy bubbles. Nice 2 finger sticky white head

S- First waft picked up Pale malts and wheat, bready notes. Also featured coriander, honey, yeasty, and wet grass hoppy notes

T- Great combination of wheat, and biscuity flavors combined with malty bready sweetness, pepper, citrus, and honey which fades into grassy hoppy finish.

M- Medium bodied, peppery zest, crisp, and highly carbonated. Smooth with a dry finish.

O- I am not much of a Pilsner connoisseur but I would have to say that this take is the most balanced, and delicious take on the style I have had to date. Extremely well balanced. A delicious bready pilsner featuring sweet malt flavors and an excellent hop backbone.

01-31-2013 03:06:22 | More by wiscokid920
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badbeer

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%

Pours a clear golden color with a slightly orange hue; frothy white head that retains well and leaves good lacing. Smell is of faint grass, spicy hops, and I get a little lemon and honey in there as well. Biscuity upfront, hints of honeycomb, hops are slightly spicy, but not overdone, a nice lemon zest too. Both body and carbonation are probably around medium levels, but very soft and refreshing on the tongue, quenching your thirst, but encouraging you to take another. Excellent beer; I plan on drinking copious amounts of this over the summer. Updated on July 17, 2007. Original smell was 4.5, taste was 5. Having had this plenty of times, I still rather enjoy it, but prefer Yokel or Edel-Pils to this one.

05-17-2007 02:48:38 | More by badbeer
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-15-2012 03:32:44 | More by Guinnsslvr
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-27-2012 21:54:00 | More by tyleeis
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-24-2012 01:20:53 | More by Kunstman
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muskymike

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-02-2013 17:19:04 | More by MooseBoose
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ChiSox05

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

06-23-2007 03:08:42 | More by ChiSox05
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abuss2

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-07-2012 01:06:27 | More by abuss2
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Couch


4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-17-2014 22:22:19 | More by vizzionman
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-18-2012 01:28:56 | More by denimdemon
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-01-2013 01:45:12 | More by Woodman70
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-21-2012 23:52:38 | More by NickSMpls
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-18-2012 04:16:29 | More by livingtodie
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-08-2014 21:09:25 | More by TX-Badger
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-05-2012 19:13:16 | More by Number3red
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-20-2012 03:40:50 | More by Localdrinklax
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-07-2014 02:17:28 | More by SkinniePost
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-21-2013 22:14:41 | More by Bowers-Brew
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-18-2012 19:08:36 | More by imperialking
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%

Served from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours gold, fizzy, bubbles, thick white head. Active. Translucent. Retention and lacing. Big pilsy smell. Quite german, and minerals too. Crisp taste, light lemon. Balanced hop. Refreshing. Great pils, nails the style. Bursts with flavor, but simple and drinkable. Spot on.

12-29-2012 16:30:26 | More by KTCamm
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours out a light straw-yellow with excellent clarity and two fingers of foamy white sudsy head for about a minute and a half, light amounts of lacing left behind on the inside of the glass. Light yet smooth-textured body with enough carbonation to stay prickly on the tongue.

There is a temporary aroma of blueberries upon popping the cap off, that settles down into a heavy floral perfume blend and medium levels of cracker malts. The flavor has a somewhat reduced amount of floral hopping from the nose, but still has that zesty yet dry cracker malt kick to it. The occasional dollop of light apple sweetness keeps things from being dull and bland very well. The finish is full of dry herbal and grassy hay tones.

This is a very well made German Pils. I highly recommend giving it a try.

08-31-2012 23:32:04 | More by WastingFreetime
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.