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Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Thomas Hooker Blonde AleThomas Hooker Blonde Ale

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79
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204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%


Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smooth flavor with a subtle malt sweetness accented with the delicate aroma of Czech hops. This brilliant gold ale is a mellow but flavorful microbrew.

11 IBU

(Beer added by: far333 on 05-11-2003)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours pale clear yellow with a huge white head that does not last. Lots of lacing and a single ring as you drink down the glass. I literally popped the cap of an undisturbed bottle and walked away, only to find a cone of foam had risen out of the neck of the bottle.

Grassy hop notes and light malt in the nose, with some woody vanilla in the background. I dig it.

Mild mild mild beer. Initial sip is light bready malt. Some grassy bitterness follows and intensifies, and essentially washes out the malt. Malt flavor is weak, and has a very very slight tart twang. Bitter is superior flavor, and that is subdued.

Lighter bodied, feels a little watery.

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Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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