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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 40
Gots: 5 | 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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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

clean golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. best looking blonde i've ever had i believe.
smells grassy, lemon zest, slight pepper, honey.
bitter up front followed by a bready/citrus blend. very tasty with a slight tart lemon flavor in the finish.
medium body, nicely carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. very refreshing.
a solid beer again by new glarus! such a simple beer style, i didn't they could get this good.

10-20-2012 00:20:41 | More by facundoCNB
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

08-19-2014 03:41:33 | More by Fcolle2
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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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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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WI-Beer-Man

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-26-2014 18:51:24 | More by WI-Beer-Man
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours bright, clear yellow with tiny-bubbled carbonation forming a lasting, creamy, white head. Lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is of lemon, hay, and floral hops.

The taste of lemon and grass/hay. The soft but flavorful hops blend with the smooth, grainy malt. Sweet backbone complemented by a dry kiss in the finish. Very crisp and refreshing. Carbonation level fits it wonderfully.

A very well-done, true-to-style German-style pils. Very enjoyable and easy-to-drink!

08-24-2014 20:41:13 | More by jwc215
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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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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
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.