Blonde Lager | Kutztown Tavern

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Kutztown Tavern
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19
Reviews by justintcoons:
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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Photo of TTripp725
2.34/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A crystal clear, very pale-straw/gold body rests beneath a short lid of bright white foam that fades to just a creamy collar and whispy surface covering but holds throughout the first half of the pint and leaves some minimal lace. The body is medium/light and it's gently crisp in the mouth. The nose is clean and expresses a sweetish and slightly grainy malt; and the same can be said for the flavor. It's balanced by a low-key bitterness that allows the grainy sweetness to dominate, but it finishes mostly dry and never builds on the palate. A well-brewed brewpub blonde.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvghost
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SchmichaelJ
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The lightest of the Golden Avalanche line, the Blonde Lager poured a clear, gold color with noticeable bands of carbonation. A thin head was well-retained throughout and a little bit of lacing appeared after a few sips. The smell had a hint of malt, but was generally pretty weak...about average for this lighter style of pilsner / lager. The taste was also pretty consistent with a light pilsner...subdued maltiness with only a hint of hops at the end. Tastes much better than macro lights, and the freshness added a lot. Very crisp, and overall pretty refreshing. The mouthfeel was an expected carbonated-water feel, but fitting of the style. Light body, nice carbonation. The Blonde Lager is a good session drink, and is definitely a pick over the usual lighter beers. Not too shabby.

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Photo of rydev24
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of WesWes
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a crisp, pale malt aroma with a dry lager yeast scent. The taste is average as well. It has a grainy pale malt flavor which is weak, yet crisp. It goes down easy and finishes dry. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a decent lager. There's really nothing special about it.

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Photo of orangesol
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgbljb
2.3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served as a pale yellow colored beer with modest white puffy head. Smell is very light, with a bit of sweetness present. Taste is very dissapointing, being dominated by a very strong sweetness, almost as if sugar had been added to it. Finishes with more sweetness, which begins to be too overpowering. Not very drinkable for me. Way too sweet.

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Photo of zekeman17
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber hued pour with golden highlights. Extremely clear colored with scant bubbles and a slight white head cap.

I can only say that there are "Lager" scents like grains that were barely detectable, even thought the place was clean and empty.

Hops & lager malt balance with lemony leafy notes and grassy hops blend.

Lighter than local lager juggernaught Yuengling. This reminds me of a craft slash macro, but that is not to knock it. n enjoyable quaffable local lager.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out as a really light yellow color. The head was thin and white but leaves a surprising amount of lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer as the typical lager aromas, with some grains in there too. The taste is refreshingly light and has a pretty decent sweetness and hoppiness to it. The mouthfeel of the beer was light and very easy to put down. Overall I found this to be quite enjoyable.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of LoveStout
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Barleycorn
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of goindownsouth
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice, crisp lager that is really more of a pilsner than a lager. The lightest beer on the board at the Kutztown Tavern, this one is a favorite with the Coors-tyoe drinkers as well as those who favor German pilseners...not too bad. Prost!

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Photo of mjdaddyo
1.25/5  rDev -62%

Blonde Lager from Kutztown Tavern
3.29 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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