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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Hometown BlondeHometown Blonde

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very good

217 Ratings

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 40
Gots: 7 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

assman79, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of ppoitras
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head is quickly down to a skim of teensy bubbles, with average slow-falling lace. Aroma is minimal, with pale malt sweetness trying to take a stand. Taste starts with the pale malts, goes a touch fruity in the middle, and then closes with a slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and definitely sedate, and drinkability is not bad either. This beer seems to be trying to fly under the radar, not too much standout, but nothing bad either.

ppoitras, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of Jparker37
3.4/5  rDev -15%

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Medium sized white cap of tight head. Light golden in color with good clarity. Good lacing on the glass.

S - I'm finding a little bit of noble hops but this beer seems to be slightly light struck. There are some husky grain smells also.

T - Very quick and light malt to a good grassy hop flavor mid palate. I get some of that skunkiness mixing it up with the hops throughout. Crisp feel to its finish with a grassy hop that lingers for a while.

M - Nice carbonation to the beer helping accentuate the hop flavors. Light body, very dry.

O - Great appearance. I'm disappointed in the condition of the beer although it wasn't completely ruined. Flavor wise the green bottle character somewhat mimicked, to an extent, the hops.

Jparker37, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Treebs
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%

12 oz bottle served in a COAST brewing curved pint. Split with the fiancee.

A: Pours a solid gold color with a pure white head forming on pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap with tons of sticky lace.

S: Sticky German hops with that specific spicy bite. Pale malts with a little bit of mineral-like qualities to it.

T: Typical German hop profile, slightly gluey with pale cracker malt and some wheat like qualities. Lightly spiced hop quality as well.

M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Slightly sweet finish.

O: Pretty typical German style lager. The hops are the star which is standard for the style. Nothing mind blowing.

Treebs, May 15, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -14.3%

Bottle courtesy of IowaHerkeye. Thanks!
Pours rich golden into a pilsner glass with a nice bubbly and foamy white head giving good lacing. Smell is nice light malt, a bit lemony, tangy yeast and nice fresh breadiness. Taste is a touch thin, but nicely crisp, a hint lemony and very refreshing with a nice neutral bitterness. Easy to drink with no off flavors and a uniqueness to it. Simple but nice.

JDV, Apr 06, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

sgttibbs, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Fr0stb1te, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Tiburon, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

CWhite, Oct 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

KCM, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

BEERWOLF1951, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

bbadger, Oct 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ThePundsack88, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

dorkinajeep, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Graff, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

DooshBagalow, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

PopnLoads, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

jjhardy12, Monday at 02:54 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Looks blonde alright. Good head, moderate lacing. Slightly sweet but largely pilsner/blonde ale aroma. The taste is somewhat sweet, low on hops but with a lingering bitterness. Refreshing and not cloying at all. Light and moderately sharp mouthfeel. Quite drinkable. Good to see that it's under 5% ABV.

3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5

tewaris, Dec 20, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%

Got in trade with jeffkrenner - thanks! Poured from a 12oz bottle with no dates by notches on label. The color was a slightly cloudly golden yellow. It had a couple fingers of white head that slowly settled to a constant film. Decent lacing. The smell was typical pilsener - wet grass clippings and noble hops. The taste was good but pils is not one of my favorite styles. Not bad but they have an aftertaste that is very off-putting. Overall a decent beer and worth trying if you can easily get your hands on. (3.5, RB, T, O)

TexIndy, Jul 13, 2007
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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%

Bought this last weekend at the brewery. 12 oz. bottle poured into my 2012 New York Giants Super Bowl Champions pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent straw yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grains, wheat, bready malts, biscuit, dough, light earthy notes, apples, and some light sweet corn. Not bad but not a ton going on.

t - Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Tastes of grains, bready malts, toasted malts, wheat, dough, biscuit, apples, light fruity malts, earthy notes, floral hops, and sweet corn. Again, nice but nothing too special.

m - Pretty light body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a slightly above average pilsner. Not bad at all, but not a ton going on to be honest; kind of surprised by the high score. Easy drinking and better than most light beers, but otherwise nothing special. Probably my least favorite NG beer to date.

mdfb79, Nov 10, 2012
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.