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Barrio Tucson Blonde | Barrio Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
30.12%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tempest
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Noble Hops in Tucson. It's a clean blonde, but I was hoping this would be closer to Chelsea's Checker Cab Blonde, which has a nice clean bready character. This was clean, no flaws, but the barley and citrus hops were very mild. Yes, the beer was refreshing and not too light, but I'd have wanted more flavor.

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Photo of ConradKenney
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TAMU99
2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow with some head. Scent mild hop with old beery smell. A light, bubbly very very pale beer with a hint of malt and hops. It distinctly lacks the "swill" character of the average light-ish mass beers. A good intro into the craft beer world, though not one of it's finer representatives.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of aknalley
2.69/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
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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2.6/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mrose78
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vero-Dave
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

crisp - low ABV making for a good sessioner

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PTEdelman
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of IreRican
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brainfock
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Barrio Tucson Blonde from Barrio Brewing Company
3.42 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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