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True Blonde Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale

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368 Ratings

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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 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
Photo of L_E_X
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
Photo of DelMontiac
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

RudnicsMEB, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -10.2%

t0rin0, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Stoshua
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
Photo of mac10thmtn
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

mac10thmtn, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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

UncleAddie, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of mtbdonn
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
Photo of theParish
4/5  rDev +19.8%

theParish, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of stoney1031
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

stoney1031, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

crobinso, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of dkw0063
3/5  rDev -10.2%

dkw0063, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of ironwill54
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Twincrasher
2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Average look for blonde. Not impressive head for this style. Like much more in terms of head and lacing for blonde.

S: Metalic. Common for this brewery so far.

T: Eh. Phenol flavors that seem to overpower. Not very balanced.

O: Good, but not too impressive.

Twincrasher, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -70.1%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of RBorsato
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

RBorsato, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Hellpop65, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Mordhaus
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Mordhaus, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Molson2000, Nov 10, 2012
True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.