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Phat Chance - Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 03-15-2011)
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illini4x4


4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

08-11-2012 21:22:27 | More by illini4x4
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-25-2013 21:55:54 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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BrewClint

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-29-2013 12:49:04 | More by BrewClint
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Phat Chance is a good blonde ale. The hoppy floral scent gives one hope for a nice hoppy blonde....but the taste is more malty than expected....in addition there is a metallic twang in the back drop. The beer poured a clear slightly darker golden color with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The mouthfeel is medium to light with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a good beer and perfect for summer evenings.

Serving type: can

08-09-2013 00:57:24 | More by WoodBrew
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-09-2013 00:25:09 | More by enelson
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-10-2013 02:14:51 | More by Fusebuddy
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-21-2014 20:24:53 | More by cbcrunch
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-21-2013 02:56:12 | More by zeff80
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server222

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-07-2013 17:14:58 | More by server222
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-30-2014 15:59:12 | More by oldvines
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-25-2013 13:58:32 | More by Bandi
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2012 04:31:14 | More by hilgart1
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-04-2013 01:20:14 | More by Rihup
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an Onion shaker pint glass.

Based on last year's ReplicAle, but with a different malt bill. Right on. It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of staunch white froth. The nose definitely shows the effects of the single-hopping with Centennial: greens, light lemon zest, and some very light cilantro populate the scent. The taste brings these elements back for a reunion, along with some very light mandarin orange and an extremely light kiss of caramel and honey. After a while, though, the hops start to become a bit much, especially considering the weak malt backbone. The body is a hefty-feeling light, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice brew, but too one-sided for my complete liking.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 23:34:55 | More by TMoney2591
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An uneventful blonde ale that has a pretty decent flavor that strikes me as unfiltered. (No idea if it is or not.) Flavor seems muddled above all else. Can't draw much specifically from it all. Smooth feel. Nice enough to drink. Glad I had a chance to try it. Not a typical blonde ale.

Serving type: can

09-04-2013 05:03:40 | More by RblWthACoz
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Florida9

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy straw. Served with a half inch white head. Strong citrus smell. Lemon. Flavor is Likewise strong, but not necessary in a good way: lemon and lemon pith. Grass, herbal. Strong bitterness seems out of place. Dry crisp mouth. Decent. Drinkable

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 17:19:37 | More by Florida9
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: blonde, clear, thin head, decent lacing

S: herbal and floral centennial hops are noteable, some background malts are evident a well

T: taste starts off bland with watered down malts with a slight bready character, bitter hops with bready finish

Mf: light body, medium to high carbonation

O: light and easy drinking, hops are present but not as great of a showcase of centennial as say founders centennial ipa

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2011 02:35:10 | More by homebrew311
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metter98

New York

3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy dark pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense off white head that never completely died down and also left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with notes of lemon and orange citrus; the smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The malts aren't as prominent in the taste and seem to be balanced off a little by the citrusy hops and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and is a little flat (unlike the picture of the woman on the can), having a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and seems relatively good compared to other beers in the style. It's not a bad lawnmower type of beer if you are looking for something all-malt that isn't hoppy, but it does seem a little bland.

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 13:56:43 | More by metter98
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schoon

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

11-27-2013 16:33:48 | More by sweetlou25
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

02-08-2014 22:20:22 | More by maxcoinage
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Rayek

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-23-2013 04:49:09 | More by Rayek
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-20-2014 02:19:59 | More by Chucker17
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emerge077

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tap takeover at the Village Tap, review from written notes.
This was one of the more forgettable beers of the evening.

Light Centennial hop in the aroma and taste, manifesting as citrus peel mostly. Clear golden orange color, ample carbonation levels, only lightly bitter. Papery malt flavors, dry finish. Overall it's pretty boring, one note with the (presumably) single hop addition, doesn't have enough depth to be interesting.

8/13: Random can, with possibly the worst cheese-ball graphics i've ever seen. Corny topless blonde with a USA bikini in a beer glass, and no less than 5 different fonts. Not sure who they're trying to appeal to here besides the clueless and tasteless.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2012 01:30:05 | More by emerge077
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Phat Chance from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.