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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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263 Ratings

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 40
Gots: 14 | 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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Bunuelian, Sep 02, 2014
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jegross2, Aug 16, 2013
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northcoastwolf, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

GeezLynn, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Ri0, Aug 24, 2012
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Riik3, Sep 14, 2014
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anticipation23, May 18, 2013
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gatornation, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Rilesmiles, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 16, 2013
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DerekMorgan, Oct 27, 2014
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thatoneguymike, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ralerwen, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
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!

KeefD, Jun 07, 2008
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

sweemzander, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

brandoman63, Aug 20, 2014
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Danmullens1, Aug 16, 2014
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cadaugherty, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

BoJengs, Sep 28, 2014
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RTrain12, Sep 27, 2012
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UffDaBock, Jul 26, 2013
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RobinLee, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

zeledonia, Dec 11, 2012
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.