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True Blonde Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

342 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

11-08-2012 06:13:23 | More by ScubaSteve00
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-30-2012 18:50:07 | More by jklecko2
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can, into a tumbler.

A: Hay color. Medium heavy carbonation. Pours about a half finger, foamy, white head. Settles pretty quickly, leaving a blanket of foam on the surface. Thick, beer ring lacing.

S: French bread.... not much else.

T: Sourdough bread, with a really doughy, pungent flavor.

M: Light body, pungent aftertaste.

D: Pound and enjoy.

Atmosphere is good enough. Fair body, and nondescript nose. Flavor is a light and crisp doughy thing. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: can

10-28-2012 03:08:10 | More by bmwats
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4/5  rDev +19.8%

10-26-2012 03:41:54 | More by Hacksaw34
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Al_Rico_Rod

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-24-2012 16:28:20 | More by Al_Rico_Rod
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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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-16-2012 21:42:41 | More by RblWthACoz
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gtermi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-11-2012 03:44:05 | More by gtermi
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MikieV

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

10-09-2012 04:50:01 | More by MikieV
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-07-2012 04:02:36 | More by bootsandbeer
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-24-2012 01:06:10 | More by tubeyes
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CHickman

New York

3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours crystal clear light yellow with a nice 2 finger snow white head that was full of bubbles and faded leaving pretty decent lacing.

Smells grainy, with husk, light citrus hops, lemon, and wheat or bread; the nose is very basic and average, it smells like a macro lager.

Tastes like it smells, with grains, husk, light citrus hops, lemon, wheat, biscuit, grass and light yeast like cardboard. It’s light, crisp and refreshing, but rather dull tasting overall with too much, malt, corn and husk to keep you focused on the flavor.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing, with very mild carbonation, a very light and almost watery body, and a session-able ease that lets it flow down like water. Micro impersonating macro, this was OK; a great lawn mowing beer.

Serving type: can

09-14-2012 02:38:52 | More by CHickman
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Franticc


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-13-2012 01:22:46 | More by Franticc
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - transparent, golden yellow with a quarter of an inch of thick, pure white head that has decent retention

S - faint cereal grains, a hint of lemon, faint grassy hops

T - bready, cereal grains, lemon, faint grass

M - light to medium bodied, a bit crisp but well carbonated

This is a rather malty brew. The bready flavors are intense. There are some fruity notes that come trhough as well. The lemon is most evident. There are some subtle, grassy hops, but overall, this is a bit unbalanced and ultimately a bit forgettable.

Serving type: can

09-12-2012 00:13:36 | More by tdm168
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netshark

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-01-2012 19:08:45 | More by netshark
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Ska brewing mixed 12 pack of cans, enjoyed on a nice hot week at the beach. Blonde ales are typically boring styles, but this one does seem to have a bit more body and taste than the usual one. Nice lemony touch, crisp hops, and clean finish, an above average blonde ale but probably wouldn't seek it out again.

Serving type: can

08-26-2012 22:20:01 | More by oriolesfan4
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Dat

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-23-2012 19:15:23 | More by Dat
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-21-2012 17:21:50 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Perducci

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-14-2012 23:39:37 | More by Perducci
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-13-2012 02:27:30 | More by stampfler07
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jtb0608

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-11-2012 19:27:06 | More by jtb0608
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justinp

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

08-07-2012 23:26:44 | More by justinp
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ChicagoBeerCat

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a nice peachy smell and a fairly decent clean, citrusy, bright taste. I am drinking it out of a regular pint glass. It is not the best beer I have ever had but it is a fairly decent session beer with a nice clean taste for a hot day. It is fairly drinkable but I wish it wasn't in a can.

Serving type: can

08-02-2012 23:47:15 | More by ChicagoBeerCat
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JohnLynch


3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-02-2012 01:00:04 | More by JohnLynch
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-01-2012 02:24:52 | More by ssimpson89
True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.