Isabella Blonde | Kern River Brewing Company

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121 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bitterbill on 03-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
12
For Trade:
2
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Raul indulged on some of this bro lager because the homie next to him ordered it. Now, obvi Blondes aren't Raul's thang (hoodrats too - Raul just doesn't dig em!) - anyway...

Like Charlize Theron, it's ok for what it is, but Raul wouldn't want to take it home to mama. Decent color, taste is grassy like a Texas knoll... Aite, but never again.

Bye bye!

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is transparent golden yellow with a tight foamy white head. Nose is solid, fresh grain, faint dough, solid hop presence being fairly grassy with a light spice to it with a touch of lemon. Taste is decent, the grain presence is a bit lighter, flavors are slightly muted and less integrated. Hops are herbal and grassy, spice is a touch stronger as is the lemon. Finish is highly carbonated with a light lingering bitterness and light body.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grassy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malty and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a nice hoppy presence in the smell and taste.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally seeing some Kern River after an extended abscence. 22 ounce bottle here, and it's on to the beer:

Just as the name suggests, this is a darker blonde colored beer that flirts with goldenrod. The head retention is good, and splashes of lace ring around the glass. Earthy, biscuity, slightly hopped, and dry is the nose, providing good aromic power. Simple and refreshing to taste; a tiny bit of earth, modest biscuit note, a kiss of grassy hops, slightly metallic, balanced between the flavors. With a light and refreshing crisp body, this is one very easy drinking beer.

Isabella Blonde can stick its head over many of the blonde ales being produced by not only being refreshing, but also having some taste as well. Ideal as a starter, fishing at Lake Isabella, or just looking for that moment of refreshment.

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Isabella Blonde from Kern River Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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