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Boundary Bay Blonde Ale - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Blonde Ale
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jreitman on 08-24-2003)
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-22-2014 20:49:12 | More by mdaschaf
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-18-2014 21:33:57 | More by Sound_Explorer
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Lazaro

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-16-2014 03:01:10 | More by Lazaro
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Gaffattack

Washington

3/5  rDev -16%

01-02-2014 03:15:27 | More by Gaffattack
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2013 14:26:09 | More by Vyronian
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-07-2013 05:13:42 | More by Kopfschuss
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JimManybears

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-29-2012 02:10:44 | More by JimManybears
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-17-2012 07:10:04 | More by LampertLand
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enznevr

Washington

3/5  rDev -16%

02-10-2012 03:07:48 | More by enznevr
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at the Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Served in a sampler glass...as part of my unsuccessful Seattle-to-Vancouver journey.

Typical blonde ale...light, crisp, easy-going, moderately hopped, somewhat refreshing, drinkable but not too distinctive.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2011 03:27:05 | More by Rifugium
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beertunes

Washington

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in pint glass. Poured a semi-hazy straw yellow that had a little under an inch of white head with decent retention and lacing for the style.

The aroma was fairly well balanced (especially for BB) with noticeable malt and hops in the nose. The hops were the stronger of the scents, but that's BBs way of doing things. The flavor was similar, but the hops had more of the upper hand across the tastebuds.

The body was good for the style, perhaps a little fuller than most (which I like, but most Blonde drinkers probably are looking for something on the lighter side), and coats the tongue nicely without being sticky or heavy. The drinkability is very good for the style, it's light enough to be refreshing and solid enough to be interesting.

Overall, a better than average Blonde, worth trying if you see it. Just remember that Boundary tends to use a heavy hand with the hops, and this beer is no exception. If someone in your group wants a lighter brew, I suggest either the Pilsner or 3-B while at the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2010 10:51:51 | More by beertunes
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In reading some reviews posted below, I'm wondering if something has changed here. New brewer? New recipe? Apparently my experience with this beer bears little resemblance to those who came before me. But the blonde ale is hard to mistake for anything other than scathingly bitter.

BB is overly bitter in a manner that takes awhile to accommodate to and may not appeal to some due to an aggressive hops regimen that dominates all other attributes. Pilsner malts and Saaz hops affect German styling, creating a beer that is warm yellow, hazed, and has a sharp, lemon rind aroma. The taste is exceedingly dry with earthy yeast esters and sharp angles all around. The finish cracks like a whip.

Though BB delivers much more than one might bargain for in a low gravity blonde ale, it's still a fine beer. But your taste buds may need body armor to handle it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2009 03:34:46 | More by RedDiamond
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured at Boundary Bay brewpub. Head was small and white, but left at least fair lacing on the glass. Body is quite hazy and a dark yellow/orange color.

S: Aroma is a little weak, but average malts come through in the form of a bread smell, as well as light hops for a nice balance.

T: Malty breadiness, and some buttery diacetyl as well, with a lightly hoppy finish. Not a blow-out Blonde, but still pretty tasty overall, and smooth.

M: Medium-bodied and creamy, with average carbonation.

D: Extremely easy to drink, a Blonde with some Pacific Northwest character. Hard to be really outstanding in this category, but I think Boundary Bay has done a pretty good job with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2009 20:30:05 | More by berley31
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy yellow. Head isn't especially impressive.

S - Sweet malt and a light lemon.

M - Light citrus/grapefruit hop, dry graininess and a sharp, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Light apple flavour rounds out the profile.

M - Quite dry, light and refreshing.

D - Nice, quaffable brew. Not big on flavour, but very clean.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2008 04:56:00 | More by allergictomacros
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dnichols

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was served an 8 ounce sampler from a keg at a Blues festival in eastern Washington.

A: It poured a murky yellowish gold body reminiscent of a hefeweizen. The head was robust and sticky. The head receded slowly and left a dense lacing.

S: The dominant aromas were sweet and fruity malts with hints of hops and spices.

T: It was sweet and creamy with a lemony flavor and mild spicy hops.

M: It was medium bodied with a clean finish.

D: It was very drinkable. Among the women in our group it was among the most popular brews at the festival (40+ beers offered). It was a hybrid with a lot of hefeweizen characteristics.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2008 12:09:43 | More by dnichols
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RJLarse

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Blue Spark in downtown Spokane. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a rich yellow/gold color and is hazy. Tight foamy off-white head is moderately resilient.

There is a dry grain smell with a little hop aroma.

Taste is a malted grain cereal flavor. Mild bitter hop finish.

Mouth feel is dry and light. Perhaps a little thin.

A very drinkable. Light and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2007 06:26:26 | More by RJLarse
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear pale yellow in color with a nice 2" head. Light lacing develops.

Smell: some soft malt tones are present.

Taste: mild malt levels, hints of citrus, and a mild bitterness. light dryness abounds. Very simply done and quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Light dry and crisp at the start through the finish. Very clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: super refreshing beer for a hot day. Tasty and well done as most blondes are dull and boring.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2006 22:50:31 | More by Gavage
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewery, 5 oz sample.

A: Murky blond, very little head, but left a hint of lace. They should really throw some finings in this!

S: Fresh, clean, Saaz hops.

T: Fresh hops, with a very light, Vienna malt flavour.

M: Light body, light to moderate carbonation.

D: Quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2005 03:53:27 | More by Derek
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jreitman

California

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a quite hazy gold and looked almost like a Hefeweizen. Nice layer of creamy white head sat on top. Aroma of sweet malt and possibly a hint of wheat. Body was medium and finished clean without much of an aftertaste. Sweet malt, but in a subdued way, was most noticeable. Overall a very easy drinking beer that would have been a solid 4 if not for the appearance.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2003 17:46:46 | More by jreitman
Boundary Bay Blonde Ale from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
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