Blonde Ale | Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Blonde is golden in color, entering with a subtle hop aroma, followed by a smooth refreshing body, ending with a clean crisp taste.

Added by pentathlete on 11-27-2005

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bready and cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts off having flavors of bready malts, but there is a slight amount of countering bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might taste a little bland, but seems like an honest all-malt brew that has a good balance between the malt and hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Smk54
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass. Very transient white head with decent lacing. Mild bread notes with a trace of citrus. Very smooth on the tongue with hint of malt sweetness and a dry finish with minimal hp bitterness. Easy to drink and way better than a lager. Good example of the style. I would like to taste this on tap.

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Photo of prototypic
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of austinwise
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JB62
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hanselpb
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CincySpectre
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Katiethuuu
4.24/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Allyson920
4/5  rDev +12%

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4.56/5  rDev +27.7%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ONUMello
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Wheat colored with just a bit of a haze; a 1/2-finger head
S: Generic grain, a hint of lemon
T: Light, wheat, grain, citrus
M: Light-bodied, a touch of pleasant carbonation
O: Reading the style description I guess this fits, but IMO it could use just a small hops addition to liven things up.

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Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of viverlee
2.89/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

We got off to in inauspicious start, spilling the two-finger head as I walked upstairs. To me, the least interesting of the Mt. Carmels I’ve quaffed in the last few years.

STYLE: American Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.5%

LOOK: Creamy head that met an unfortunate fate on the third step up. Golden, light, clean, with a bit of BMC look too it. Carbonation is just right for this style.

NOSE: Cheerios, simple malt, raw corn, lacks depth.

MOUTH: Lagerish, clean, neutral grains, lacks mouthfeel. More canned than anything. What few hops you get with the finish are unremarkable in their ability to carry floral or more interesting notes.

BA Rating: 83

Hayward Abbey Rating: 73

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Photo of rangerred
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow with a thick one finger head. Really nice looking beer.

The aroma has a decent amount of lemon along with some light bread.

The flavor is honestly a little dull with just a faint hint of lemon, peach, and bubblegum. Really no grain flavor at all. A moderate bitterness lingers throughout but all other flavors are gone halfway through the taste. Nice, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, an ok brew that is definitely quite drinkable. Flavors are just a tad too dull for me, though.

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Photo of Sudsanonymous
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of keeganfrank
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle to the glass pours golden beer with a thick, sudsy head. A sweet, lemony aroma hits the nose with notes of cereal and cream. Flavors of buttery dough and spiced lemon with an aftertaste of cream. Something about this beer reminds me of lemon cookies. Another unique and enjoyable creation by Mt. Carmel.

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Blonde Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 56 ratings