Mt. Takhoma Blonde Ale | Harmon Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-31-2006

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Photo of explosivebeer
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled on draft at the Harmon Brewery. It has a light, sweet aroma. Hazy light yellow color. Unfortunately it was served with an orange slice. Not that there's anything wrong with that - it's just a pet peeve of mine since the citrus alters the natural aroma. Good malty finish. Well done for the style.

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Photo of drone
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of froghop
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours a pale yellow with a very small white head, and not much lacing.

smell is of grain, and some citrus.

taste is faint, light wheat, some citrus, and a little banana, ends a little dry.

overall more like a lager than a blond, and not much flavor to it.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.74/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eballard
2.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a light yellow straw color with a light head. It has a mild sweet malt smell. It has a light malt flavor with a hint of wheat. It has a creamy but crisp feel that finishes well. A little heavy for my drinking taste but it’s worth trying at least once.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of towlea25
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.55/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you like blondes then you will like this. Not to complicated here. Poured a kight-medium gold, small frothy head, smelled of what and citrus and maybe even a little wheat. ABV is nice and low for a good session beer. I have only dank it a million times. Try the IPA!!! It is goood.

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Photo of beertunes
3.7/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a cloudy yellow with just a thin cap of white head that had very low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was a fairly neutral and balanced scent, with a nice graininess blended with a gentle hop scent. The flavor was a bit more fully developed, the grains were were bolder and the hops more clearly defined. The beer was nicely balanced, showing a solid hand in the brewhouse.

The body was surprisngly full for this style, yet remained light and easy to drink. Drinkability was excellent, you could have a lot of these low ABV gems without suffering palate fatigue.

Overall, a very nice example of the style, absoluetly worth your time.

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Photo of gandres
3.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Schooner at the Harmon taproom during lunch special
4.00 sight: yellowish pale hazy medium head 3.00 smell not a lot
3.00 taste: medium bitterness
4.00 feel:long finish long bitter aftertaste
3.75 oa very good beer
drank: 10/28/2016 130pm

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.06/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Surprisingly full-bodied for a blonde ale, and who doesn’t like a full-bodied blonde? This one is bright goldenrod, unfiltered, and forms graphic lace on the way down.

Harmon brews Mt. Takhoma with pilsner malt and flaked wheat and serves it with an orange wedge. It’s refreshing at first with a low measure of flavor punctuated by accommodating bittering. But the late arrival of a dour yeasted tang interrupts the initial drinkability factor. The aftertaste is strong and grips the tongue like a pro wrestler with a grudge. Still, with a bit of adjustment to this intrusion, the beer comes across as a casual low-risk ale worthy of your pizza.

Cleaning up that aftertaste would bump this one up a notch. The orange wedge stole the aroma and didn’t work for me.

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Mt. Takhoma Blonde Ale from Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 13 ratings