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Aud Blonde - Russian River Brewing Company

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Aud Blonde
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82
good

297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa.

Pours a clear yellow colour, very light-bodied, with a fine mild head of white. It looks really light overall, leaving no lace, but forming tight and fine carbonation, especially when tilted. Looks good.

Not much on the aroma. There's some mild grain notes and a touch of phenolics, but it's very light overall. Not unpleasant, just... mild.

The palate is better: light entry with decent grain notes, before a smoother sweetness on the mid-palate, balanced with a husky, coarser grain character. Bitterness comes through on the back, but the finish is spectacularly clean, meaning it ends up feeling really light and drinkable.

Light but very clear feel all over.

It's dull, but very solid. I guess Russian River can't be all oak-aged Wilds and hopped-up Insanity.

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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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Aud Blonde from Russian River Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.