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Blonde Bombshell Ale | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
cascadelakes.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"As the name implies, this is one knock-out of a beer. Brewed to be a light bodied, refreshing ale, Blonde Bombshell combines subtle malt and wheat flavors with a delicate Liberty hop aroma to create a sensational beer. Originally brewed as a seasonal, this beer was so popular it pushed its way into our regular line-up."

Grain: 2-Row, Wheat
Hops: Liberty
Orinigal Gravity: 1.040
Final Gravity: 1.008
I.B.U.'s: 26
Alcohol: 4.0

Added by Reidrover on 05-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,121
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
62
pDev:
18.93%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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4.61/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.26/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Snakepit yesterday. Clear golden pour with a white head. Not much aroma to speak of, but it’s slightly sweet and grainy. Really basic for a frequently boring style, but it’s drinkable.

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3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap, 03/17/2017

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2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This fairly bland, but highly drinkable. Lightweight grainy nose, with some taste of a wheat ale, lightly hopped.. Pale golden body with a scant head. Mild hoppy, dry finish. Would be good on a very, very hot day.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden straw with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces well.

S: Light malt, wheat twang, little fruity yeast esters, and a little lemony grassy hop presence.

T: Light citrus, lemon, slightly grassy, fruity notes, light malt, and a little wheat. A bit thin and watery.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

O: Drinkable, but seems a bit watered down at times. Probably a decent beach beer though.

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light straw amber with a thin white head with decent retention and light slippery lacing. Aroma of sweet bready malt and light grassy hops. Flavor follows, sweet bready malt, a hint of citrus and a light grassy hop finish. Light bodied. American blonds seem to the opposite side of the coin to "crafty" megabrewer beers: a craft beer mimicking an adjunct lager. Lightly flavored, pleasant and inoffensive, this could pass as a macro brew. No faults, but I'm unlikely to return to this bombshell.

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3.32/5  rDev +4.7%

Thanks to Donkster46 for this beer sent with love from Washington!

Appearance (3.5) : Blonde is right, with a mostly transparent body, I'd say about 20% opacity. 1 finger fluffy head that pretty much stays put.

Smell (3.5) : Rich, toasted grains. Bready sweetness, roasted malts, yeasty heaven. A touch of caramel. I absolutely love the smell of blondes (pfft, haha) and this one is no different.

Taste (3.25) : I really wish there was more yeast here, but it's not too bad. I'm getting corn or malted grains of some sort, bread crust, and some sour malt notes here and there. Hint of lemon on the finish.

A good blonde in my opinion has a lovely, bready yeast that just rises up and slaps you lovestruck. That's sadly missing here. It tastes more like a typical adjunct lager with some extra breadiness. That being said, it's not a bad tasting beer - it's just missing what I love most.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Spiky carbonation, dissolves slowly into a smooth creamy finish. Wheat burps. Acceptable for the style but wish it were smoother.

Overall (3.31) : It's worth a try. I personally have yet to find a better blonde than Dempsey's Battle Axe Blonde in Watertown, SD on tap. That's my hometown, and that beer is downright amazing. On the right night, you're drinking fresh baked bread. Even on the wrong night, it's a good beer. Anyways, the Blonde Bombshell from Cascade Lakes is reminiscent of a macro lager with a slight hint of breadiness. Try it if you can. If you can't, you're not missing out on much.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -29%

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5/5  rDev +57.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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1/5  rDev -68.5%

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3.89/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into 10 Barrel tulip pint glass

A - Pours with a lot of bright white head. Good lacing. Decent head retention. Beer is a slightly dull but very clear gold.

S - Lots of pale malt character. Not very sweet, mostly grainy. Nothing offensive.

T - Same as above, but with a bit of malt sweetness.

M - Almost watery, but not bad. Refreshing.

O - Like most American Blonde Ale's, this beer is targeted at macrobrew drinkers. As such, it does a good job of hitting the target while still being decent to fans of Microbrew. Not offensive, but not really recommended unless this is your favorite style of beer. Depending on what else is available, I would consider bringing this to a party. It's drinkable.
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Blonde Bombshell Ale from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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