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Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Thomas Hooker Blonde AleThomas Hooker Blonde Ale

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204 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Todd

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle. No freshness date. Pours a hazy straw / dirty blonde colored brew with massive carbonation bubbles that forms a thick white foam of snapping foam bubbles. Snaps its way down to nothing.

Metallicy nose, steely grain husks and a light veggie/floral aroma.

Light-bodied. Crisp carbonation fizz lifts the palate with an underlying citric hop snap that wakes things up. Sweet malts with a lightly toasted bread crust edge with an odd raw-ish veggie/creamed corn flavor beneath. Light herbal/sweet-tea-like finish with tannins in the linger. Exits with an overall "aged" character with hints of oxidation.

Okay, but I can’t get past the veggie notes and blanket of blandness that seems to coat my palate. Perhaps this bottle is not as fresh as I thought? Tough to tell with no freshness indicators on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2005 22:46:06 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Sunset Grill & Tap.

Thick and creamy white lace, tarnished pale yellowish golden hue ... god clarity.

Pale malt aroma and flavor; biscuity ... almost doughy with a herbal and lemon hop twang. Mild palate with a light crispness, very easy to drink. Not a bad blonde at all ... fitting for this hot weather we are having in Boston.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2005 10:12:02 | More by Jason
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Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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