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Honey Blonde Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Honey Blonde AleHoney Blonde Ale

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: blackie on 08-18-2006

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Bighuge
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Lukaski rocks for hooking me up with his regulr trips to the Brat Stop.

Very light amber, but has plenty of pilsner like sunshine highlights.Good thick clumn of bubblin in the middle. Not much in the way of head. A little musty and adjuncty nose along with some softly toasted malts. Very pilsner like at the start. The softness of the honey comes through in the middle. Th creamy textue is captured in theabout thirty seconds after the sip. It slowly shows that faint dollop of cream. Not bad on the drinkability, just a litle too light an macro-ey in flavor at times.

Photo of Duff27
3.6/5  rDev +4%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of cokes
2.48/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

Photo of blackie
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
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

Photo of KarlHungus
2.78/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a hazy yellow color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of honey, and bready malt. It is quite faint though. So faint, in fact, that it takes some work to find it. The taste is much the same, but somewhat more prominent. The mouthfeel is light bodied with annoyingly high carbonation that I assume is getting in the way of the taste. Or maybe there is not much taste to get in the way of. Overall, this is the kind of beer that leaves me wondering why a reputable brewery what brew it. I can understand pseudo craft breweries making a beer like this. I can also understand a reputable brewery brewing a style like American Blonde Ale with the philosophy of brewing the absolute best blonde ale out there. I don't understand why a brewery would risk tarnishing their reputation by making something like this.

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Redrover
3.6/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of seeswo
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of ystazi
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of cadaugherty
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ryanpj
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Drucifer
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of millelacsmark
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of younger35
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a mixed sixer of Central Waters brews from Casanova's in Husdson Wis. I like Central Waters barrel aged stuff but haven't been too impressed by their regular lineup. Drank from my Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale pint glass while smoking some ribs.

Appearance- Pours a semi hazy honey yellow with a decent half finger bright white head. A thin spotty cap remains with a super thin bright white collar and a fair amount of sticky lacing.
Smell- Lightly sweet, grainy nose that is fully malt forward. Splashes of the honey as it just has that sort of dry earthy smell. Actually smells a lot like a fortune cookie with an extremely light bit of lemon.
Taste- Starts with a bit of sweet caramely malt and a dollop of whip cream. A tinge of vanilla as the honey isn't as noticeable in the taste as the nose, although it is dry. Crackers and even something sort of wheaty finish and linger. Not sure a hop even touched this brew.
Mouthfeel- Nice solid feel that's heavier than it is 'creamy' with a fair amount of carbonation.
Drinkability- Overall not too bad. Better than most of Central Waters regular lineups but still, it didn't knock me on my ass or anything. Maybe I'm just spoiled, I don't know. Maybe I'm not the hugest Cream Ale fan. Glad I tried either way.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Honey Blonde Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.