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Aud Blonde - Russian River Brewing Company

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86
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51 Reviews
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Reviews: 51
Hads: 345
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-23-2005

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4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Recently sampled at the Russian River Brewing Company during a visit over the New Years Eve weekend.

Listed as:
4.5%ABV / 1.046 O.G / 20 BUs
Aud Blonde may be the lightest colored beer we have ever brewed at Russian River Brewing Company, but don't be fooled into thinking that this beer is light in flavor. It has a refined characteristic, which can be contributed to us blending pilsner malt with a unique hop called crystal. The distinctive characteristic of the crystal hop lends a citrus, almost eucalyptus quality in the aroma and mouth feel of the brew, while leaving the beer with a long dry finish.


Appearance: Pale golden body, a little straw like. Soft white head dispersed quickly and breaks to leave one of those patchy heads. Medium carbonation.

Nose: Soft grain with a sharp refreshing lemon swathe. Feels as crisp as stepping on fresh fallen snow.

Taste: So drinkable that at times it is easy to forget about the tastes. A light bodied but firm tasting Blonde that benefits from a restrained but tangible zingy lemon citric splash and a fruity feel in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Clean, crisp, unfettered and approachable. A soft and creamy texture befits the featherweight body, which punches a few weights higher.

Drinkability: A dependable brew. Stands alone with no problem, but also washes down the RR Pizza and Beer Bites without ever interfering. Another RRBC Session brew.

Overall: I realized that it was an American Blonde Ale, and I didn’t expect a lot (even here!), but I wanted to try it nonetheless. It turns out that this was very good, yet it turned out to be the least favored “return to” of the RRBC beers that I sampled over my weekend visit, simply put, there is just too much competition. Still, this is a solid 3.95 though, almost a 4.0, says a lot that. (1,831 characters)

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Aud Blonde from Russian River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.