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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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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4/5  rDev 0%

psychotia, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

kdwruck, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

scootercrabb, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

WiscoBrewsco, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Dactrius, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Woodman70, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

DooshBagalow, May 25, 2013
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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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3/5  rDev -25%

AmandaSchaefer, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Mandark, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Bowers-Brew, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

Jd2391, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

t0rin0, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

grumpygerman, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

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

mecummins, Feb 22, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +18.3%

Appearance - Medium yellow. A little hazy. Short white persistent head.

Smell - Light pale malt. A little bread. Light grassy hops.

Taste - Initially bready. Not overly sweet. Nice complex dose of hops. Mostly citrusy - orange and lemon, but some unobtrusive grassiness there too. Excellent balance. Crisp.

Mouthfeel - Medium.

Overall - This is a damn fine beer and mad drinkable to boot.

scaliasux, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

gatornation, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

MooseBoose, Feb 02, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%

12oz bottle poured into Snifter

A- Hazy golden orange with lots of fizzy bubbles. Nice 2 finger sticky white head

S- First waft picked up Pale malts and wheat, bready notes. Also featured coriander, honey, yeasty, and wet grass hoppy notes

T- Great combination of wheat, and biscuity flavors combined with malty bready sweetness, pepper, citrus, and honey which fades into grassy hoppy finish.

M- Medium bodied, peppery zest, crisp, and highly carbonated. Smooth with a dry finish.

O- I am not much of a Pilsner connoisseur but I would have to say that this take is the most balanced, and delicious take on the style I have had to date. Extremely well balanced. A delicious bready pilsner featuring sweet malt flavors and an excellent hop backbone.

wiscokid920, Jan 31, 2013
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.