Peninsula Brewer's Reserve | Kenai River Brewing Co.

Peninsula Brewer's ReservePeninsula Brewer's Reserve
15 Ratings
Peninsula Brewer's ReservePeninsula Brewer's Reserve

Brewed by:
Kenai River Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by JMBSH on 10-12-2013

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of unclekeith
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carlson8tor
1.95/5  rDev -41.6%
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.

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Photo of itracy63
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZekeMillz
2.92/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of Mickeyp2814
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irishevans
3.76/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

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Photo of drinkAK
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Iowacraft
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of JMBSH
3.34/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Peninsula Brewer's Reserve from Kenai River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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