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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
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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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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!

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

11-10-2012 20:07:56 | More by sweemzander
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-20-2014 02:02:01 | More by brandoman63
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-16-2014 21:27:34 | More by Danmullens1
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-22-2014 18:14:38 | More by RobinLee
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

A- Clear straw yellow body, two finger white head with great lacing. Looks incredibly refreshing, especially when waiting outside for Wild Peach to be poured...

S- Clean grainy pale malt, earthy lager yeast. Not complex, but it's very well executed.

F- Very refreshing grainy pale malt, lager yeast, plenty of noble hops.

M- Smooth, medium in body, substantial with good carbonation. Noble earthy hops on the finish.

O- This is well done and I'm happy to be a Wisconsin resident for easy access to beers like this.

08-10-2014 00:35:59 | More by Stevedore
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-10-2012 04:00:38 | More by rolltide8425
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PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-26-2012 04:40:15 | More by PeterOrlando92
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DrJoe82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-24-2013 01:05:59 | More by DrJoe82
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Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
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