Barrio Tucson Blonde | Barrio Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrio Brewing Company
Arizona, United States
barriobrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.53%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A good starter beer for those that have only drank the mass produced suds. The blonde is a light, crisp beer with a slight malt flavor and just enough Czechoslovakian Saaz hops to balance the malt sweetness.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.91%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lagerquestrian
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
4.14/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden color, smells of bread. Biscuit and honey on the palate with some mild hop bitterness. Very refreshing blonde ale with more of a lager feel than I'd usually expect in a ABA, but delicious none the less.

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Photo of crobinso
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rpm0003
4.37/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeeler
2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ClassicBlur04
4.4/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the many reasons I miss AZ. This blonde is perfect for the desert. Light and smooth. Just what you need with a great meal at the Barrio. Miss you Barrio!

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Photo of tucson_brewson
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Usually drank on tap, but bought a can on sale at Plaza as part of a mix-a-six.

L - Pours a hazy, golden yellow with amber tinge. Slightly less than an inch head, goes away quick, leaves a light lacing.

S - Sweet malty biscuit, cereal grain, honey, some wet dog.

T - Characteristic of other blondes. Mostly biscuit malt and grain up front, some citrus fruit and honey, very little hops to finish but dry and smooth.

F - A little sticky out of the can. Still clean and refreshing for a blonde. Light to medium body with slight carbonation. Probably pours cleaner on tap.

O - I'll go with local over mass-produced when I see it on tap. This is a solid, light, balanced beer on tap. Out of the can, it's pretty good. Maybe the metallic characteristics seep into the beer throwing it off a bit. But a good attempt at a blonde ale in the southwest.

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

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ConradKenney
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malprep
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aknalley
2.69/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fast, explosive center-column of effervescence; a bit of floating sediment; good retention of its moderate (especially for a blonde) head, with a ton of lacing and a quite palatable sudsy quality in the mouthfeel. While somewhat soft, there's a nice grainy, slightly tilled-earth bouquet that lifts out of this blonde when decanted into a tulip-pint; it's matched by a slightly Saaz-flowery, slightly fruited-malt flavor-profile, that's smooth, actually pretty delicate, and very easy-drinking. There's good crispness, good lightness, but nonetheless solid depth for a blonde on the lighter, milder end of the spectrum. Though it's nothing about which to get overly romantic, it's definitely a "good starter beer" indeed.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmosey
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not sure why this beer is getting rated so low. Draft @ Beyond Bread - Great beer for the pool or just relaxing. I though it was crisp, had a little sweetness and overall it was clean. Would not hesitate to grab but wouldn't go out of my way to get again.

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

Photo of Rfm4000
2.12/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Was not a big fan of this beer. Tasted watered down a lot.

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Photo of Mrose78
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

It wasn't a bad beer. Just not too memorable.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IreRican
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Barrio Tucson Blonde from Barrio Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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