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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 43
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Photo of livingtodie
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of brewmudgeon
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

may need to update this later, but so far this beer is living up to expectations, with lots of clean grassy hop aroma, a buttload of crispness, and the right amount of grassy/citrusy/herbal flavor and bitterness on the back end. the extremely pale yellow color might put some off, but that would be a shame. too bad they did not release this earlier in the summer (at least i didn't notice until september), for it would make an ideal warm afternoon quencher.

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.

Photo of JayCheG
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of smogfood
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of sahd-1
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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!

Photo of northcoastwolf
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

Photo of VerticalLiturgical
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of rabbitguy
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mkf629
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adamcarlson28
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Lucular
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cervezango
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of WiscoBrewsco
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of Lionhawk
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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.

Photo of Woodman70
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Daffron24
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Vinithing
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of EdTheEdge
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.