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Carolina Blonde | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WoodBrew on 11-17-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
261
Avg:
3.21
pDev:
40.19%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
64
For Trade:
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Reviews by UnknownKoger:
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3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into Great Divide pint glass. Appearance is a straw yellow color. Not very well carbonated. Quickly dies off.

Smells grainy and slightly adjuncty. Taste is crisp. The grains definitely stand out. As is typical with the style, there is very little hop character going out.

Mouthfeel is decent. The carbonation tastes better in the mouth than it appears in the glass.

Overall, it's an average beer. Nothing amazing, but it's certainly not a bad beer. If I wanted something to quench my thirst and was offered this, I would not turn it down. Cheers

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3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From notes 8/27/11

Pours a golden copper with ¼” of head that fades quickly to a thin lacing. Smells a bit musty with faint wheat notes and a little faint yeasty spice coming through. Taste is faint wheat, slightly yeasty, and just a hint of metal. Mouthfeel is crisp, smooth, and light.

A very sessionable beer, but a forgettable beer overall.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.48/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Foothills

Pale yellow pour, clear, with bubbly carbonation, and a small white head; minimal retention and lacing. Light aroma, toasted grains and not much else. Sweet pale malt flavor, toasted grains, light citrusy hops bringing a slight bitterness. Light body, drinks easy enough, but lacks character (aka flavor).

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Photo of Mojo
3.26/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head glass

A - pale straw with a small head which dissipates quickly, leaving only a small ring, but with some lacing.

S - all I got on the nose was a bready smell....but it was faint.

T - kind of a one dimensional flavor sort of piney with a dry metallic finish.

M - thin and watery.

O - easy to drink, but completely unimpressive.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Ravenz98
3.14/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of dirtysanchez843
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of jburchett
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of ChaseBacon
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Roscoe1847
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass.
Pours golden-straw colored with a semi-durable white head.
Light malty and yeasty aroma with a touch of citrus. Flavor follows. Clean and refreshing.

Feel: light body but not watery; crisp, medium carbonation; semi-dry finish.

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4/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of whitekiboko
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.01/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of halffull77
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Trying the Foothills Brewing Carolina Blonde at the Taste of Carolina at the B concourse in Charlotte, NC airport. The beer poured a clear golden color with thin white head that dissapates quickly....not much lacing. The smell includes hints of lemon and barley. The taste bursts with a tart lemon zing....the malt never realy kicks in to balance the beer. Teh mouthfeel is light to medium with big carbonation. Overall it is ok...would be great for the summer time.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good take on a Cream Ale. Very drinkable. 4.3

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Carolina Blonde from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
76 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.
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