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True Blonde Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale

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379 Ratings

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Schlafly33, May 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

UltimateLivewire, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden poured in the pint shaker. Pleasant carbonation in the mouth and a decent foam in the glass. Modest floral and malty aroma. A touch of resiny flavors in the back of the mouth but not much in the way of hops. Some bread and yeasty flavors, though very light. The body is also light but not watery. Quite clean and faintly bitter at the end.

I didn't think this was so damn bad. It's just another very light beer but it has a little more style and substance than the average for this category. An enjoyable brewski for the twilight on the patio. From the 12 oz can at the Radisson on the Yavapai reservation.

mactrail, Apr 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Kelp, Apr 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

roywilliams, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

pegordon, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Garrett092112, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

williamjbauer, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

EyePeeAyBryan, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of JeffSuttonTX
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of nzerbe
3/5  rDev -10.2%

nzerbe, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of InlandTaipan
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Straw colored gold with a nice frothy white head

S: Smells like sweet bread

T: Sweet and not too dry. nice malt character, subtle bitterness. Not much hop character.

M: very full feeling with great carbonation.

O: this is a great blonde, not sure why it is getting reviewed poorly.

InlandTaipan, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of napier51
3/5  rDev -10.2%

napier51, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

L_E_X, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The body is a bright gold with no head floating on top. My big knock on how it looks is the carbonation is really low for the style. barely any bubbles at all.

The smell is exactly what you think it would be. Light malt (nothing really offensive, but nothing to make you hate it). Hint of corn and a touch of grains round out the smell.

it tastes more grainy than it smells, with a hint of corn and other grains coming in. It feels light and sweet, with a dash of earthy hops flashing in and out really quickly.

I actually like the beer, but its not exceptional. Its really balanced and really light, and highly drinkable.

VncentLIFE, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

DelMontiac, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

RudnicsMEB, Feb 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

t0rin0, Jan 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Stoshua, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can into New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger thin beige colour head of no real cream and below average retention. Body colour is a pale clear yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Meh.

Sm: Clean pale malts, barley, light floral hops, and straw. An average strength aroma. Meh.

T: Clean pale malts. Crisp clean barley. Middling floral hops. Imbalanced, with an empty bland third act and unsatisfying climax. Very boring.

Mf: Smooth, thin, and wet. Okay carbonation. Underwhelming. A bit crisp.

Dr: Bland and boring. A drinkable but underwhelming blonde from Ska. Why brew this? I wouldn't bother with it again. A dull beer.


kojevergas, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

mac10thmtn, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

TX-Badger, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

UncleAddie, Jan 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

mtbdonn, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Dusty6467
2.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: clean, clear, light, blonde, 2 finger head that dissipates very quickly.

S: faint smell of citrus hops and bread, not much here

T: metallic- almost like a cheap champagne, faint citrus taste;I expected more

M: clean, light and crisp

O: decent blonde ale, but subpar. Very sessionable with high ABV, but not my personal choice for a blonde ale- drinks more like an American light lager.

Dusty6467, Dec 08, 2012
True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.