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Pick Axe Blonde Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The lightest in our family of ales, a true single malt. Refreshing to taste, gorgeous to look at and a great introduction to the extraordinary world of craft-brewed Michigan beers. This light golden ale comes with a distinctive malt flavor and just a kiss of hops.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 02-16-2005)
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Reviews by ribby:
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ribby

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a decent beer for what it is. The color is clear yellow. The head is good sized but fades quickly. The aroma is quite mild. Although the flavor is very mild, it tastes like beer, without the off flavors that characterize many non-craft beers. Within the mild flavor, the malt is more prominent than the hops. This is a competently brewed example of the style.

Serving type: can

07-17-2011 22:52:58 | More by ribby
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cl3

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-08-2014 17:07:01 | More by cl3
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Acadia09

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

One of KBC's better standard beers, but there seems to be something missing in the overall flavor of the beer. Maybe it is the hop content or the malt, but if you would like a decent Blonde Ale this would be a good place to start with a small brewery from Michigan's UP.

Serving type: can

06-27-2014 17:00:36 | More by Acadia09
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Gustavus_97

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-13-2014 00:30:15 | More by Gustavus_97
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jemarent

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2014 18:50:22 | More by jemarent
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sblanton83

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24%

03-29-2014 23:37:36 | More by sblanton83
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden with decent white lacing and foam. Very little carbonation.

Smell: Strong pineapple, apple, and caramel. Very fresh end an extremely unexpected tropical surprise.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sour apple and tropical pineapple. Again, very unexpected and excellent. Light crisp body with a slight vinegar aftertaste.

Overall: One of my new favorite light beers.

Serving type: can

03-25-2014 01:39:30 | More by tjsdomer2
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-20-2014 10:44:30 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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DominoDoug

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

03-09-2014 19:56:23 | More by DominoDoug
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LeeW

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-04-2014 19:16:09 | More by LeeW
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +14%

02-21-2014 06:13:58 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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linnymtu

Michigan

3/5  rDev -8.8%

02-17-2014 01:02:24 | More by linnymtu
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spikechiquet

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.8%

02-04-2014 04:17:22 | More by spikechiquet
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-29-2014 02:53:35 | More by DCdevyl78
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GuttaMane138

Florida

3/5  rDev -8.8%

01-26-2014 04:35:28 | More by GuttaMane138
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vinny21bal

Illinois

1/5  rDev -69.6%

01-24-2014 02:04:34 | More by vinny21bal
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-23-2014 03:17:37 | More by cmwilliq
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DougAppleby

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

01-15-2014 01:10:58 | More by DougAppleby
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Alextricity

Michigan

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
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kraticus41

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-26-2013 02:05:25 | More by kraticus41
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

10-20-2013 14:11:16 | More by FlyingHellfish
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-31-2013 23:08:15 | More by tommy5
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Drk93TT

Michigan

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
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Nyczj

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-20-2013 18:02:49 | More by Nyczj
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gir02021

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-12-2013 04:15:02 | More by gir02021
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Pick Axe Blonde Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.