Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +6.5%
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
4.37/5 rDev +9.5%
Appearance: Pours with a bubbly head of about two and a half fingers. Light, bright straw yellow color. Active carbonation vigorously bubbles, fitting for the style. A simple, clean, delicious look.
Smell: A touch of corn and fresh cut hay jump out right away. Flour, bread, and continuing waves of prairie grass open up to the drinker on the body. White pepper and some earthy hop tones lay underneath all the action on the nose.
Taste: That familiar New Glarus yeast profile greets the drinker with accents of butter, subtle spices, and a touch of greens. Some bread compliments the nutty malts flavors on the body. Grassy hops dance throughout with some subtle spices and pepper accentuating the hop profile. The finish is lingering hops and some nutty malts.
Mouthfeel: Crisp hops and easy drinking malt bill are a match made in heaven. Carbonation is bright yet doesn't stand out to much to distract the drinker.
Overall: It is incredible to me how New Glarus can make some many lagers that carry a familiar yeast profile yet the surrounding characters are so different and complex and create completely different beers. Certainly the king of lagering in the Midwest and in my opinion in the running against anyone anywhere. They execute their styles so masterfully, well done Dan!
08-24-2014 18:37:00 | More by KFBR392
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
Pours a nice clear gold, finger and a half of nice loose head
Smell is a nice pop of grain, bread, biscut, lemon, nice noble hop presence here
Taste is crisp, lemon, biscuit, grainy malt, nice lager clean yeast, a bit of mint, bread
Mouthfeel is light and crisp, really nice finishes clean
WOW I love this beer I have always looked forward to the release of this this is the 2nd or 3rd release I have had and man this always lets me know what a American brewery can do with a Pilsner!
08-23-2014 21:11:19 | More by nickapalooza86
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
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
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
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.