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True Blonde Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

374 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 374
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 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
Photo of fishguyac
5/5  rDev +49.7%

fishguyac, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of ScubaSteve00
3/5  rDev -10.2%

ScubaSteve00, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of jklecko2
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of bmwats
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.

bmwats, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Hacksaw34
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Hacksaw34, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Al_Rico_Rod
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Al_Rico_Rod, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of smcolw
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.

smcolw, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

RblWthACoz, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

gtermi, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of MikieV
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

MikieV, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of bootsandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

bootsandbeer, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of tubeyes
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of CHickman
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.

CHickman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Franticc
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Franticc, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of tdm168
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.

tdm168, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of netshark
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

netshark, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
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.

oriolesfan4, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Dat
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Dat, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.