Peninsula Brewer's Reserve
Kenai River Brewing Co.

Peninsula Brewer's ReservePeninsula Brewer's Reserve
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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #523
ABV:
5%
Score:
80
Ranked #42,190
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 13.62%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
From:
Kenai River Brewing Co.
 
Alaska, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
80
Good
Peninsula Brewer's ReservePeninsula Brewer's Reserve
Notes: A light, straw-colored ale. A fresh, clean aroma with very subtle hops. Crisp in the taste with a slight fruitiness. Finished dry and refreshing.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a hazy golden yellow colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head that must die within thirty seconds. Some carbonation is seen rising through the hazy at a steady pace with its lacing that tries to cling but slides after a good minute. The smell has some sweet maltiness, a little bit of corn adjuncts and just a tad of fruitiness, light spice. The taste seems that the flavoring is a bit different as the previously mentioned flavors that are there, as the spice is right there in the flavoring (spicy malt, interesting?), but there is no aftertaste or finish. The palate is light, and fairly sessionable. Carbonation seems pretty smooth for the style and for me, good feel for an American Blond Ale. Overall, with the corn adjuncts coming through in the smell, this is a borderline AAL/Light Lager or something to the effect, yet the spice that comes through helps it keep its edge.

Jun 23, 2017
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Carlson8tor from Alaska

1.95/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

When poured this beer his a bright white head to it. Very small head. Aroma is malty with little to no hop aroma. Appearance is cloudy seems to be a bit of a chill haze.( I am use to Blonde ales being crystal clear). Very similar to a bud light or coors light. Not really impressed.

Jul 11, 2015
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ZekeMillz from Oregon

2.92/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There was nothing that separated this from the cheap beer that it emulates. It wasn't terrible. It just wasn't worth paying craft beer prices for it.

Apr 30, 2015
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Mickeyp2814 from Texas

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very good blonde. Really nothing special about it but compared to most and to mainstream brew this is above average. Pours a cloudy gold with white head. Smells of wheat or slight grass. Same comes through in taste but finishes clean. This is a great "go to" brew.

Apr 25, 2015
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SitkaSteve from Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

I had this in a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi - hazy yellow color with streams of carbonation seen rising to feed a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light stringy lacing here and there.
The smell had a light sweet corn.
The taste was mainly just the sweet corn.
The mouthfeel was soft and light all around.
Overall, average blonde ale but fairly decent to have on a hot summer day.

Jul 22, 2014
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JMBSH from Colorado

3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a New Belgium tulip glass:

A - Little less then a finger of head with a hard pour that then fades. Light coating on top of the liquid. Some steady carbonation rising from the center. Light orange in color. Noticed this is a bit unfiltered with some suspended specks floating in the beer.

S - Slightly fruity in nature.

T - Mild taste with almost no hop bitterness. A touch of citrus. Finishes dry with no aftertaste.

M - Light feel with almost no noticeable carbonation in my mouth. Very smooth.

O - If handed a pint without know what it was and just tasted it, it would taste similar to some mainstream lagers at first. But where they would leave a aftertaste, this finishes clean. It's mild sweetness comes off more citrus then corn. Not a style I look for but it would have been a good beer to have on a warm day on a patio.

Oct 12, 2013
Peninsula Brewer's Reserve from Kenai River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 17 ratings