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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

221 Ratings

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 80
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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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

ajevne, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of abents
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a crystal clear yellow with big white head that's fairly thin, but laces well. Smells very bready some fruity notes and fruits. Tastes very good, yum. Bery bready, malty characteristics, but with an interesting sweetness to it. Some fruits noted in the taste as well, with great hoppy smoothness. This brew has medium ammount of carbonation and it feels great going down. An easier drinking beer with a huge ammount of taste, this is a pretty good brew. Great beer overall.

abents, Apr 19, 2004
Photo of DIPADude01
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of vizzionman
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

vizzionman, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

abuss2, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

WI-Beer-Man, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

dorkinajeep, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of mecummins
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

McCranky, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Shluffy, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

IBUQT, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

dna1964dna, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of DubbelTrubbel
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into New Glarus Signature Pilsner

A- Golden-yellow, two and a half finger white head.

S- Light hops, slightly funky malt aroma

T- Moderate hop bitterness, very pleasant carbonation, delicious fresh malty flavor.

M- moderately thick

O- excellent, well bittered pilsner, but still with a "backbone" of malt, as the bottle says. A great, relaxed drinker from New Glarus.

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

UffDaBock, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

bdub32689, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

sami, Sep 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

frankman71, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

solargoat, Oct 15, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden yellow beer and about 2 fingers of white head with some lacing
S: Bready malt with some spice in the aroma
T: malty and bready with a spicy after taste. a light german hop finish
M: Light to medium bodied goes down nice
O: great beer this is what a Pilsener should be! I could drink this all day long

FakeDeniro, Sep 19, 2012
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3.92/5  rDev -2%

just_in, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of ChiSox05
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quickly frothed up and then dissipated mostly to leave a layer of foam and some nice lacing. Very little rising carbonation, only come to life after a sip. Deep yellow, quite clear.

Smell is fresh, floral, hoppy, slight grain, bit of lemon rind hanging in, some sweet malt as it warmed.

Hops are noticeable, bitter, slightly green tasting. Finish is where malt shows up and pulls it together, so this beer has character without going in one single direction. Hops are bitter, bright, floral, slightly metallic.

This beer is so smooth, easy to sip that it goes down fast without being boring. Carbonation is there, as the beer is drank carbonation opens up on the palate and its foaminess complements the medium-light body. Aftertaste left some dryness.

Great drinkability. Medium-light body, tasty, enough hop character to make it interesting, smoother on the finish. Need to find this on tap somewhere.

ChiSox05, Jun 23, 2007
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5/5  rDev +25%

Synergy87, Aug 16, 2014
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.