Finnegans Blonde Ale | Finnegans Inc.

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Finnegans Blonde AleFinnegans Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Finnegans Inc.
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 03-22-2012

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by NuclearDolphin:
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2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pint Glass; Comes in a Summit Bottle as it is Contract Brewed and Bottled by Summit

Appearance - Dark Yellow/Straw color with a mildly hazy look. Head pours around 1 finger in width and has quite a bit of carbonation going on as well.

Smell - Corn, Barley, Yeasts, and Cereal Grains. It's got a malt sweetness to it, and a slight cardboard scent to it. My senses, so far, are telling me that this smells suspiciously like an adjunct lager.

Taste - Yeasts, Barley and Malts. Flavors really do not get much simpler than this, this may be right along the lines of New Glarus' Totally Naked ale. However, it is a decent tasting beer than tastes alot better than it smells. It isn't what I would call rich, but it gets the job done.

Mouthfeel - Body is light, but feels alot heavier than it is due to the very strong carbonation. I definitely would've liked the carbonation to be taken down a few (or ten) notches, because it gets in the way when drinking.

Overall - The flavor is alright, but the mouthfeel needs some serious work. I see good potential in this beer, but fix the palate and we'll be good

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Photo of DwedPirateWobert
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl.
A: Straw with a slight haze, ½” white foam cap, some lace.
S: Bread and yeast nose, not much fruit, faint hop citrus.
T: Begins with malty biscuit flavors and finishes with a moderately high hop bitterness.
F: Tastes thin and watery, medium high carbonation.
O: Strikes me as somewhat uninspired.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big four finger white head with good retention. Leaves lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bready aroma with some pale malts and hints of caramel and biscuit. Good amount of wheat grains. Decent spicy scent coming from some noble hops. Also a little grassy smelling. A laid back aroma but solid for its style.

Taste: A bready saltine cracker like taste with pale malts and wheat grains. Nice hop presence for the style with some quite noticeable noble and grassy hops. Tastes somewhat sweet but the spice from the hops balances it out.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a carbonation on the higher end of medium. Crisp and tingly. Very smooth and easy drinking.

Overall: A pretty solid take on the style. Malt driven but balanced well by the spicy hops. A nice option when you want something light.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thank you goes out to cpolking for sending this beer, Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, and biscuits. Taste is the same, lots of malts, a bit bready, a touch of hops are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is an easy drinking summertime beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.92/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very refreshing after mowing the lawn on a hot day.
L: Nice medium yellow color with a 1/2" foam head
S: My nose doesn't care about the particulars of beer as long as it tastes good
T: Very light and thirst quenching
F: If it feels good, which it does, drink it
O: Right up there toward the top of my list for an "after the ball game" beer...Refreshing
I would definitely buy this one again.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MNAle
2.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale golden color, off-white head. Nice, if a bit subtle, aroma. Light taste. Easy drinking and refreshing. Crisp. Low-ish ABV makes this a great summer hanging out in the back yard beer. With a blonde ale, you should know what you are getting, and not down-rate it because it is not an IPA or whatever your favorite is… light, crisp, refreshing, not bitter. Nice example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Finnegans Blonde Ale from Finnegans Inc.
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