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Downtown Blonde Ale - Downtown Grill & Brewery

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Downtown Blonde Ale
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 18.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Downtown Grill & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This light-bodied Kolsch displays a smooth malt note and a hint of fruit flavor in the finish. The Kolsch style has little hop flavor or aroma, letting the sweet malt taste prevail.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 05-25-2004)
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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tnflyguy, May 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler. Average sums this beer up nicely. It's a decent easy-drinking local brewpub beer. No overwhelming bouquet or flavor, but goes down nicely with their excellent food. And as I said in the evaluation of Downtown Brewpub's (Knoxville, TN) review of their IPA, the atmosphere and the growlers - which are well-constructed and have Grolsch-style tops - are worth the trip alone.

b3shine, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of JohnQVegas
2.65/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught. Supposedly superfresh.

Nose was faint, a bit of fruit, some grain.

Flavor is fruity, a bit sweet, with an odd skunkiness (sulphur?) to it that lingers and builds up on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and moderately fizzy.

Not impressive, and Kolsch is generally one of my favorite styles.

JohnQVegas, Apr 27, 2009
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3.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the second one I got to try on my sampler. Looked a little light, golden amber with a smallish white head that gave way to thin lace with nice carbnation. Smell was very light yeast, fruity a touch actually with a nice wheat back. The flavor was crisp and clean with a very sharp cutoff. Almost like a Hefe, it had a nice balace of light earthy grain and a touch of peach or pear that gave it a little pop. Nice carbonation and very light feel. Overall this is an average beer, decent session ale, but average overall. Not bad with wings or on a hot day.

mikesgroove, Nov 11, 2007
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3.93/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Better than most Blond Ales, because it's a Kolsch. Very clean and flavorful to be so light and airy. Definate pilner malt character that suppresses the grain flavors, allowing a mild fruity and sweet flavors to shine. Lightly carbonated and lightly alcoholic left a cool sensation on the toung. Very smooth and light drinking. Great for any occation.

BEERchitect, Oct 16, 2006
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3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer arrived at the table a crystal clear pale straw with a low white head.

The aroma was slight and what was present was crisp and fruity.

The flavor was sweet, overly so, almost to the point of being cloying, but then dried out over time.

The finish was off dry then finally crisp well into the aftertaste. The body was medium light.

All in all, this beer is way to sweet.

GCBrewingCo, May 26, 2004
Downtown Blonde Ale from Downtown Grill & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.