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True Blonde Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

344 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002)
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw gold color and is clear. Modest head that dies off to rim bubbles. No lace.

Mild raw grain smell. It's as if the barley was barely malted. Low hop.

Reminds me of a Kolsch, which is a distinct improvement from the smell. Lots of pale malt up front with just enough hop to provide balance. The body of this beer seems off to me; it's way too thin and the carbonation is way to high. This is distracting. Otherwise, I find this to be a flavorful blonde.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 12:59:21 | More by smcolw
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True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.