Thousand Smiles
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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American Blonde Ale
Ranked #179
Ranked #30,920
3.73 | pDev: 8.04%
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: A golden ale to lift your spirits. Light bodied and slightly malt forward, with superior taste and a clean finish. Because nothing beats a great smile.
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Photo of MECove
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear pour, decent foam, a slightly sweet enjoyable aftertaste. The aroma doesn't do justice to the taste. This blonde has an interesting initial flavor that is more tart than I'd expect, but it works as balance.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours up to a thin head thst lasts and laces. Light gold, nearly clear. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt and floral hops. Flavor was clean, crisp with a slightly honeylile finish. Low bitterness. Mouthfeel was a touch astringent. Overall a pleasant and smile-inducing taste.

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Photo of Zylod
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

There is not a lot of complexity here...golden ale, slightly malt up front, description fits, I like it... Nice simple good tasting drinking beer, not much more needed to say. I kind of enjoy just having a beer sometimes and thinking hey that's not bad, I'll have another...nice easy drinker anytime, happy to see a brewer put something out other than the endless streams of IPA's..

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint straw yellow + pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cereal grain + bready malts with a light hint of grainy sweetness as well as some light aromas of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of cereal grain + bready malts with a light hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by very light flavors of grassy hops which contribute a very light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly leaving a relatively clean finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a refreshing nature that could make this one the perfect lawn mowing/shower beer. Enjoyable for a style that is mostly a gateway to new craft drinkers.

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Thousand Smiles from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 18 ratings