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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

219 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 219
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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3.88/5  rDev -3%

NathanE2047, Sep 01, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle in a pilsner glass.

A - Slightly cloudy golden yellow with a little white head.

S - Very little sweet hoppy smell.

T - A little sweet with good hop flavor. The rest of the flavor is very complex. There's a lot going on but I can't make out the individual flavors.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good beer with a complex flavor that keeps you drinking and wondering what is that taste, in a good way.

jeffmonarch, Jan 05, 2008
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3.92/5  rDev -2%

just_in, Aug 25, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy from Monger: Poured a bright gold yellow color beer with a nice big pure white foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of floral malt with some dry crisp hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some floral malt with some light sweet notes and a medium dry crisp finish which is quite enjoyable. Body is full for the style with some good carbonation. Another very good beer from a great brewer from a style that produce too much crap IMO.

Phyl21ca, Jul 09, 2007
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4/5  rDev 0%

77apm, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

BigJim5021, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Bunuelian, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

sahd-1, Today at 04:35 PM
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4/5  rDev 0%

beersdmf17, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jegross2, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%
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%

Ri0, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Riik3, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

gatornation, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Rilesmiles, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of KeefD
4/5  rDev 0%
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%
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%

brandoman63, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Danmullens1, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

cadaugherty, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

RTrain12, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

UffDaBock, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

RobinLee, Aug 22, 2014
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.