Pick Axe Blonde Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company
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Reviews by jampics2:
3.15/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz can into a snifter. Thanks to Paul for grabbing this at the brewery on a trip to the UP.
Pickaxe Blonde is a gold straw color with a slightly hazy, bright white head. After the head settles, a small film and ring remain. Lace looks good. Not a bad start.
The beer smells of grain and slight wheat. A bit of tart lemon from torrified wheat. Not yeasty. Very inexpressive. No hops at all.
As this goes down the hatch, I'm not really digging the slight wheat with sweet finish. It's pleasant enough, but really not defining itself in any aspect of the taste. Tartness noted in the nose is minimal in the taste. Not too grainy, more of an American wheat not hoppy at all. Weird beer without personality - I can't get behind this, it's like the least exciting beer I've had in a while.
Crisp carbonation and slightly creamy from the wheat. It's a light body with a clean finish, not too dry, mostly sweet. I guess this is a decent beer, but it certainly could be more expressive in flavor and taste.
Serving type: can
10-07-2010 00:20:03 | More by jampics2
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3.31/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
$3.50 can bought at Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
Appearance: Pale/golden sort of yellow color. A two finger head fluffs on top, but doesn't last too long. Not much lacing. Not too bad.
Smell: Grassy hay sorts of smells. I have no shame in admitting I don't know the difference between a pilsner and a blonde ale, other than that they're only slightly different to me. Slight hoppiness. A bit of breadiness as well. A pretty average-at-best smelling blonde ale, but I wasn't expecting any more.
Taste/feel: Like the smell, with a slight hop character with hay, and then a bread characteristic on the finish. The carbonation is medium-high.
A pretty decent beer. A good option to session, and the price is right.
Serving type: can
01-13-2014 17:05:36 | More by Alextricity
1.4/5 rDev -57.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
Had on draft with high hopes of a blonde brew. Got this. It was bland bland bland. Looks transparent yellow like a bud light. Tastes sort of malty but then meh not so much. Not like me to bash a beer but im dissapointed In this one. Its ok at best wont have it again. I might tap the rockies before drinking another "pick axe" blonde. Meh.
Serving type: on-tap
08-27-2013 21:33:47 | More by Drk93TT
Pick Axe Blonde Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.