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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: 35
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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happygnome

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a pours a hazy yellow colorwith a quarter inch of white head that dissapears fast leaving a little lacing
s: sweet barley malts with grassy, floral and citrusy hops
t: nice bready malt paired and nicely balanced with grassy, floral and citrust hops
m: light to medium bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation

overall, i really enjoyed this brew for a nice hot summer day, but i dont think ill buy it this late in the year again

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 17:49:03 | More by happygnome
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hometown Blonde pours a clear golden color with a nice size had. The smell is a bit weak, but has a bit of a malty sweetness. The taste is full, has a crisp malty flavor, that finishes a bit sweet, and has a grain like flavor. Good full flavor. Overall a very solid and full bodied pils.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 01:40:57 | More by vette2006c5r
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-04-2013 08:26:19 | More by BigJim5021
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-30-2014 23:49:59 | More by beersdmf17
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-16-2013 03:32:08 | More by jegross2
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright straw color with great clarity. Head is on the small side with good retention.
S: Nice fresh aroma, a bit of malty sweetness and a grassy, floral (almost tangy?) hop character.
T: Initial impression is an assortment of different hop flavors. Floral, grassy, and citrus flavors all part of the lot. Plenty here to dissect. Malt is a pretty simple pilsner base with a touch of sweetness. Finish is crisp, and slightly dry with a soft bitterness.
M: Body is medium with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel as a whole is on the softer end of the spectrum relative to widely available commercial examples of this style. I tend to prefer a bit more prickliness.

This is a great fall beer for me and a reminder of how much the style has to offer when it’s done right.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 06:30:16 | More by GeezLynn
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-24-2012 00:21:45 | More by Ri0
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-18-2013 16:55:04 | More by anticipation23
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gatornation

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-03-2013 22:06:59 | More by gatornation
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Rilesmiles

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2014 01:42:43 | More by Rilesmiles
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-16-2013 02:50:12 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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KeefD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a decent head the recedes quickly leaving no lace as I sip away. Smell is slightly sweet with grainy malts and light hops character. Taste is on par with the aroma. Grainy, malty, slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied, with good carbonation. Very light and easy to drink. Perfect for the summer!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 17:42:18 | More by KeefD
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color. Produced a nice cap of white foam. Good retention and lacing too.

(S)- A sharp grainy hay and biscuit with its of a honey, lemon peel sweetness.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A sharp grainy maltiness with a subtle honey sweetness.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Subtle sweetness and dry grainy balance as well.

(O)- Overall, its always great to be able to depend on a brewery like New Glarus to deliver a solid to great beer. Highly drinkable and sessionable while still providing good flavors and smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 20:07:56 | More by sweemzander
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-20-2013 13:37:10 | More by cadaugherty
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RTrain12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-26-2012 23:14:19 | More by RTrain12
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UffDaBock

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Trying to work my way through all of New Glarus's beers. This isn't exactly the best fit for a snowy winter day, but it's on deck. Tasted 10 December 2012.

Pours pale golden yellow, clear, with a fine stream of bubbles rising up. One finger of white head, dense and fluffy. Good retention and lovely lacing.

Smell is light, crisp, and lager-rific. Spicy hop presence, plus a little citrus burst. Clean and peppery with a touch of lemon. This screams pilsener, in exactly the right ways.

Taste is a little thin, though some of that is because it's overwhelmed by the awesomeness of the mouthfeel. Clean and dry, grassy, and a little buttery.

Mouthfeel is stellar. Light body, dry, with fizzy, tingly carbonation. Finishes even dryer. It's almost perfect.

This beer is truly impressive. I'm not thrilled with the taste, but everything else about it is darn good. And the mouthfeel is about the best I've encountered in any beer, any style. Just like that, it's gone. I plan to drink a whole lot of this come next summer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 03:19:07 | More by zeledonia
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-10-2013 15:06:22 | More by grumpygerman
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smogfood

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-19-2013 15:02:46 | More by smogfood
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-29-2014 01:20:40 | More by OnWisconsin
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-14-2012 01:09:50 | More by hilgart1
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mecummins

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- it poured a lightly hazy golden yellow with a two finger fluffy head. Wonderful sticky lacing

S- I could smell pale malts, bready yeasts and some mildly bitter hops. A little honey sweetness was there as well.

T- I could taste the bread and wheat notes right away. Some sweetness from the malts and a bit of honey. There was a bit if citrus there as well. The hops came in towards the back. Well balanced and really enjoyable

M- crisp & dry with a good amount of carbonation. Moderate mouthfeel with a medium finish.

O- I'm not really big on pilsners, but I could drink this all day. Really well balanced and just plain enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 20:04:24 | More by mecummins
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-01-2012 23:48:16 | More by EasyReader
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-19-2013 02:30:32 | More by Jspriest
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-10-2012 04:00:38 | More by rolltide8425
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.