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Aud Blonde - Russian River Brewing Company

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Aud Blonde
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-23-2005)
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Reviews by IronCitySteve:
Photo of IronCitySteve
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brew pub.

A: Pours a clear orangisgh brown color with a small thin foam head that disspates quickly. There is some moderate web lacing down the sides.

S: Some light citrus hops in the form of orange, lime and grapefruit. There is also a sweet malt scent, mostly some honey.

T: The citrus hops hit the palate in the beginning and last throughout the tasting. In the middle there is some honey, caramel and biscuit flavors that come through. On the back end some light coriander and clove spices are there as well.

M: A light bodied beer that could have used a tad more carbonation. Leaves a slightly thin, yet clean taste on the palate.

O: This is not usually a style I seek out, but really enjoyed this brew. Not overly complex but easy to drink and tasty.

IronCitySteve, Oct 16, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow beer, frothy white head. Aroma was almost belgian yeast, some light floral style hopping, not approaching a discernable pine or citrus flavor, but flowery and a little funky.

Taste, full of it, refreshing, lemon, slightly bitter, hoppy, yet easy enough to pass off on the girlfriend. A crowd pleaser probably, beer geek centric or not. A little spicy, as if some rye, but its probably the yeast.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 26, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap served in 4 oz sampler

edit after 2nd go with much better experience.

A - Clear bright orange with one finger khaki head, excellent lacing, good head retention.

S - Weak aroma of malt and a hint of honey and coriander spice and a bit of citrus notes.

T - Mainly front and side palate, starts with pine and citrus hops into a malty sweetness. Not as strong as a expected, not very spicy, just a touch of coriander and a nice dry finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Overall pretty drinkable, but they have some many good beers here this just isn't a standout. Good one to start with on the sampler though.

williamjbauer, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of funkydelic
4.85/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to daysinthewake for sending this all the way cross country, been wanting to try this a long time!

Out of a Russian River cerviose.

A: Crystal clear gold. Creamy white, lasting head. Beautiful lacing.

S: Floral, almost minty. Blooming flowers. Underneath is subtle, bready malt. White bread.

T: This is a hop driven blonde. The hops add light fruit notes- oranges and other citrus. Pineapple(?) Hop bitterness lasts long into the finish. The malt does emerge mid-palate with a doughy character, but the beer is clearly balanced towards the hops. Complex aftertaste of, again, flowers and citrus.

M: Medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

O: Amazing. This is one of the best, if not the best, blonde ales I've ever had. Though, for a blonde, this is seriously hoppy, almost on the pale ale level (though without the grapefruit/pine character of most APA's). The hops provide a great deal of complexity and the majority of the character. There is a great malt counterpoint, as well. Overall, this beer is very well put together.

funkydelic, Jul 13, 2011
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Aud Blonde from Russian River Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.