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True Blonde Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

387 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of JohnBender
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.4/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ska True Blonde Ale has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of white chunks suspended throughout, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of light, sweet, biscuity malt, sugar, and a ghost of honey. Taste is of all that, with underlying honey, faint grain husk, and yeast. Mouthfeel is light, watery, and lager like. Ska True Blonde Ale finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is very nice, and I score it as being excellent. Get some!

RJT

Photo of timontheroad
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of sooner961
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of AnnArborJoe
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Schlafly33
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of roywilliams
4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

Photo of napier51
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of L_E_X
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.