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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

263 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 40
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of jwc215
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!

jwc215, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of nickapalooza86
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!

nickapalooza86, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of IBUQT
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

IBUQT, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Shluffy
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Shluffy, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Hendrick24
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%

Hendrick24, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of scinnh
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

scinnh, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

RobinLee, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

brandoman63, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Will1508
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Will1508, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Fcolle2
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.

Fcolle2, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of vizzionman
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

vizzionman, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Danmullens1, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Synergy87, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Rborre321, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of lunarbrew
4/5  rDev +0.3%

lunarbrew, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Stevedore, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

ajevne, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Graff, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

beersdmf17, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

robear, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

SkinniePost, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Kyrojack, May 04, 2014
Photo of OnWisconsin
4/5  rDev +0.3%

OnWisconsin, Apr 29, 2014
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.