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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

244 Ratings

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 40
Gots: 12 | 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 scaliasux
4.73/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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
Photo of livingtodie
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

livingtodie, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Tanger112
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Tanger112, Sep 12, 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 smogfood
4/5  rDev +0.3%

smogfood, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of majorbase2
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, straw color with a small white foam head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Not too much going on the aroma. Wheat with faint spices and orange and lemon zest. The taste is so incredibly wonderfully balanced-- something NG has mastered. Some of their beers may be a little more subtle, but man do they do it well. Some really pleasant wheat. A little bit of grassiness, and some nice orange and lemon notes. A small amount of bitterness in the aftertaste. Really easy to drink. Crisp and refreshing, perfect drink for the end of the summer. Well carbonated. Overall another excellent entry by New Glarus.

majorbase2, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of VerticalLiturgical
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of bound4er
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A. Dark straw to light amber appearance with a nice, two finger white head.

S. Freshly milled grain, biscuit, grass, hint of lemon - textbook.

T. Classic graininess and biscuit flavors initially followed by a building hop presence of flowers and grass. Lingers nicely without turning bitter.

M. Light to medium bodied with no rough edges. Perfectly carbonated.

O. This is a top-notch Pilsener that is so damn drinkable - maybe the best I have had from an American producer. Not a style I go out of my way to purchase but this will be in my fridge until the snow flies.

bound4er, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of sahd-1
4/5  rDev +0.3%

sahd-1, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of jeffmonarch
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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
Photo of Daffron24
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Daffron24, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Lionhawk
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Lionhawk, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of EdTheEdge
4/5  rDev +0.3%

EdTheEdge, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Woodman70
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Woodman70, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of rabbitguy
4/5  rDev +0.3%

rabbitguy, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of JayCheG
3.75/5  rDev -6%

JayCheG, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of cervezango
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

cervezango, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of OnWisconsin
4/5  rDev +0.3%

OnWisconsin, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of DooshBagalow
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

DooshBagalow, May 25, 2013
Photo of WiscoBrewsco
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

WiscoBrewsco, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Danmullens1
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Danmullens1, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of aubzachsyd
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

aubzachsyd, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Fr0stb1te
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Fr0stb1te, Aug 22, 2012
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.