Honey Blonde Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Honey Blonde AleHoney Blonde Ale

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80
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21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 78
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: blackie on 08-18-2006

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 78
Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. Pours a light golden color with a single finger of white head. Decent retention and no lacings.

Aroma is of light pale malts and some sweetness in the background. Overall, light in the nose with a lager yeast-like aura.

Taste is more of the same with a light and mildly smooth character and a lager-like feel. Light notes of grain in the background, without any real defining characteristics (not even much of a honey note).

Mouthfeel is light bodied and mildly crisp (though the subtle sweetness hurts the crispness that could make this a solid brew.)

Drinkability is good. For a cream ale, this is palatable, but it is more of a pale lager than an ale in composition. Still, a decent and drinkable brew from Central Waters. (769 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of cokes
2.46/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dull amber-yellow with a fleeting cap of gray.
Caramel stewed fruit amoma, with a emphasis on dates. More malty smelling that I would have guessed. There's an almost illusory waft of honey, and then a big carrot-and-cabbage vegetal note with some metallic underpinnings. Not attractive.
Into the mouth, it's lighter in all aspects when compared to the nose. Crackery. pils malt base with some light overtones of fruit Honey is not easily found, but seems to appear as this sweetens throughout the early stages. It dries again in the middle, with a brisk graininess. Some vegetal elements reappear- especially corn- but are quickly wiped aside with a minor, reedy, hop-driven bitterness. Metallics come back at the swallow.
It's just a bit on the plus side of light bodied. Carbonation is low and staggers a bit, but remains fairly consistent for the duration.
This is a pretty big letdown from Central Waters. There is some decent-sized flavor here, but just not a good one. (974 characters)

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Giesch
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of beerformyhorses34
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Rowold27
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of blackie
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: The beer comes in a tumbler pint with a low white head that recedes to a negligible layer on top and a ring around the glass. The beer is, well, a blonde honey color.

smell: I find aromas of German pale malts and plain pastry with some slight sulfur notes. I get no aromas of honey or hops.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the upper side of the medium range, and the body light.

taste: Not really getting any honey at all in this one. I do find flavors of wet biscuits and pale grains, as well as notes of pastry that reminds me of the crust of a pot pie. No real hop flavor or bitterness is found.

drinkability: Easy to drink but nothing special. The beer got better as it warmed a little. It's a bit different to say the least.

on-tap at Churchkey in Madison (789 characters)

Photo of CWhite
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Brewzma
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedgie9
2.46/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tasted on draft at Sugar Maple. Pours clear pale orange with an average white head that leaves solid lace. Nose is very light, displaying some very simple malt and yeast with just a hint of honey. Flavor shows a little more honey, but is just as light and uninteresting. Body is light with average carbonation and not much finish to speak of. (342 characters)

Photo of ericjubeck
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ystazi
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Drucifer
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ibbjamin
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Paid $1.49 for a loose 12oz bottle from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, WI. Pour into a standard pint glass to review.

Small, fizzy, white head of about a half inch that dissipates to nothing very quickly. Transparent light yellow straw color. Some rising carbonation bubbles No lacing.

Mild aromas of honey and lemon citrus hops in the nose. Some hints of graininess but overall pretty well hidden. I also detect some nuttiness.

Taste is similar in profile to the nose. Light, crisp and mildly refreshing.

Light body. Light carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Crisp, short finish. Easy to drink.

Not a bad beer if you are looking for something light, crisp and good for a hot summer afternoon. (693 characters)

Photo of levifunk
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

found an '08 bottle in the cooler at a local shop.

a - ruby golden color. peach head that dies quickly

s - malts and yeast. honey smell is huge.

t - very clean flavor. I'm loving the honey in it.

m - on the bigger side of carbonation, which is more than welcome. light body.

overall - amazingly drinkable. Here is a beer that has a lot of flavor and still is very drinkable. I didn't have high expectations for this, but it blew me away. (442 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours hazed golden with a lasting head that leaves lacing.

The smell is pleasant - but subtle - Bread, honey, a floral touch.

The taste is a subtle taste of honey, bread and a floral balancing dryness in the clean, crisp finish.

This is extremely drinking - very smooth and crisp.

For the style, this is a great beer. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. Honey is enough to add a unique sweetness without overwhelming. (455 characters)

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Honey Blonde Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.