True Blonde Ale - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.65/5 rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Comic book style label depicting a SKA/MOD blonde babe on a scooter. Vroom! -- but no freshness date.
Appearance: Cloudy/hazy (yeast in the bottle) pale yellow beer with a white whispy, mostly ringed, lace.
Smell: Quite malty, floral and pleasantly aromatic with notes of sweet honey and a grain backbone.
Taste: Smooth and creamy with a medium body. A husky grain tannin feel on the palate follows, along with a thin sweetness of the sugar water kind. Some fruity apple and honey flavours come up for air, backed by an earthy flowery flavour that, unfortunately, gets quickly choked by a grainy flavour. Slight crispness. Finishes with a musty grain residual flavour/feel that levels to a dry palate.
Notes: For a few sips, an interesting beer. Then the flavours get lost in a very tannin and thin character. Worth a try? Maybe, but you're not missing much if you skip this one.
Thanks to Arctic Liquors for the sample.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2002 16:07:37 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
3.54/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can with an enjoy by date of 6/28/14; into a tumbler.
Appearance - bright yellow, bubbly carbonation; a thin white sheet of head that sticks around and leaves lots of lacing.
Smell - lemon, some banana and orange peel.
Taste - lemon and orange zest, some banana bread.
Feel - light, of course, flavorful early on, but an odd aftertaste and tounge coating to finish it off.
Overall - not my preference, but in a pinch I'd take a can or two to the pool.
Serving type: can
04-01-2014 20:53:13 | More by DenverHopHead
True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.