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Aud Blonde - Russian River Brewing Company

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Aud Blonde
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263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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 mjl21:
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mjl21

California

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a RR pint glass. Comes in at 4.5% and 33 IBUs.

A-Nice looking beer. It is a clear straw yellow with a one finger white head that sticks around. Lots of bubbles can be seen rising. Leaves some nice looking lace between sips.

S-It has a mild and clean nose. It smells like there is pilsner malt being used. There is some lemon zest in here also. Earthy hops and grain also can be found.

T-It has a honey like sweetness that hits fast. The lemon, pilsner malt, and earthy hop flavors also are there throughout.

M-Lighter bodied and very crisps and dry.

D-Low abv makes this a great session beer.

This is an easy drinking beer that is perfect for hot days or when you don't want your sour or hop fix at RR. This will please most people.

09-27-2009 02:53:43 | More by mjl21
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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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funkydelic

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +33.6%

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.

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Aud Blonde from Russian River Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.