Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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2.93/5 rDev -14.6%
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 cant 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
3.95/5 rDev +15.2%
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
78 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.