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Honey Blonde Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Honey Blonde AleHoney Blonde Ale

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79
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 08-18-2006)
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levifunk

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +27.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 23:59:49 | More by levifunk
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.6%

06-29-2014 02:53:02 | More by mfl620ks
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tmarq9

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-18-2011 02:36:16 | More by tmarq9
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +16.6%

06-08-2012 02:47:42 | More by Localdrinklax
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robbyc1

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer gives a run for the money on New Glarus' Spotted Cow, very similar, decent head, soft mouth feel, decent yellow clear color, a bit of hops I can't tell what they were, but good balanced finish. The malt is subdued, pale at best, a very easy drinker of the best summer time. Nose has some honey notes, otherwise a nice malt bill, very slick on the palate, I could see this as a nice lawnmower brew if I could get it in Illinois, sadly not. A good drinker with the summer dinners, forget the Hamm's or even Miller, this is what a drinkable beer should be, not overpowering, not weak, just right.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 22:33:45 | More by robbyc1
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stevens Point's fine sports bar, The Final Score has had this beer on tap for at least a year now. I have been meaning to review it and finally have the chance.

Appearance - It pour a deep or and almost red color. The head is about a quarter inch and a nice white color. There is some decent lacing at the pint empties.

Smell - The scent of hops is prevalent.

Taste - The taste is a smooth bitterness throughout but there are hints of spice and melon as well. The beer is not in any way sweet. Very nice.

Mouthfeel - The feel is soft and smooth on the tongue and throughout my mouth. There is a slight roughness on the back of my tongue but that's brought about by the flavor more than the texture of the brew.

~ I really like this beer. I'm a lucky man to have one of these a week. I would consider this a staple in my diet if I worked at the Score.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2008 02:11:26 | More by cdkrenz
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed golden yellow sun. Thin dirty white head recedes to almost nothing in a jiff. Sweet whiff of crackery malts. A little sweet grain too. Carbonation is pretty active in this one. Not gaseous though, just nice and prickly. Body's a good medium-full. Hefty for a blonde, but I'll take it. The beer enters with a pils like maltiness, though I should say more like a "Pils-light" kind of maltiness. Crackery and crisp. Hops are fairly subtle, though the finish is a bit dry ala the hops. Good drinker. Good poolside beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 03:11:39 | More by Bighuge
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Giesch

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-14-2014 23:01:08 | More by Giesch
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ericjubeck


3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-17-2012 03:02:57 | More by ericjubeck
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botham

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2009 16:07:00 | More by botham
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DabblinWiscCraft

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No dates on the bottle I picked up in a build your own six pack set up, so that might have some impact on this review. I poured this into a pint glass, and I was let down by the head, which almost instantly dissipated to nothing. The result is a beer that looks a lot like a cider. There's some visible carbonation in an otherwise crystal clear brew. The nose on this ale is very subtle, with malt and more subdued sweet corn notes the most identifiable. The taste is quite mellow, but pleasant: It has a smooth malt profile with just a hint of hop presence at the tail end. I'm really not getting much of the honey flavor, though it does have what seems like a slight corn sweetness. This one is somewhat similar to the taste and mouthfeel of a higher end adjunct lager. It's creamy, effervescent, and clean-finishing.

Overall, this is a tasty beer that doesn't try to do too much. It has a nice malt profile, and it would certainly go well with just about any food. I think it's a bit disappointing that the Wisconsin honey that was advertised doesn't make it's presence felt more. This would be a great beer to help introduce a BMC drinker to some of what the craft world can offer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 01:46:08 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a one and a half finger head that is white in appearance. The body is a clear, golden brown with a lot of carbonation taking place.

S - Grains, wheat, malts and a faint sweet honey smell. Nothing outstanding but a decent smell.

T - Much like the smell, the taste has some nice grains and malts along with a nice subtle flavor of honey.

M - Grains and malts early on with a decent transition into a nice honey finish. Pretty smooth overall but the flavor is too subtle for me.

D - This is a pretty easy drinker. I could have a few in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 03:28:54 | More by Wisconsin
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Redrover

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint, the beer is a light and slightly hazy gold. There is a bit of white foam & lace.

Light but fresh aroma of milled grains, floral hops and yes, a hint of honey.

The taste tracks the smell. It is slightly sweet, a bit grainy and then finishes with floral hops. The taste & mouth are gentle and it screams crossover beer. I would also think this would be good on hot day while out on the deck.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 20:01:54 | More by Redrover
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blackie

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2006 21:53:47 | More by blackie
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2014 23:26:15 | More by cmwilliq
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beerformyhorses34

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2014 22:16:49 | More by beerformyhorses34
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-21-2013 19:27:34 | More by Kunstman
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-13-2013 20:19:59 | More by enelson
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-22-2013 18:03:15 | More by CWhite
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Drucifer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-27-2013 13:46:07 | More by Drucifer
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-22-2013 16:15:18 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-08-2013 00:07:58 | More by cadaugherty
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-17-2013 00:15:13 | More by koes0024
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2013 00:50:46 | More by millelacsmark
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beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-31-2013 06:07:57 | More by beertunes
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Honey Blonde Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.