Blonde Ambition | Great South Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States
greatsouthbaybrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This blonde ale captures our lively spirit in a glass. It’s bubbly, fruity and fresh, with a sassy ending. It’s the perfect choice any time of the year, but favored at the beach, the boat or at your summer BBQ. Invigorating and inviting, this blonde will sweeten your appetite and leave you wanting more. We can’t reveal all of her secret ingredients but you’ll have fun discovering them all summer long!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of BMoldy
2.16/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on-tap at Porter's in Bellport.

Unimpressive pale gold with good clarity and a thin white head that I'll chalk up to the bartender. Decent lacing. Big buttered popcorn smell with faint toasted malt behind. The taste is similar but worse, with an oily mouthfeel in the finish. Good carbonation and fine body, but it was hard to focus on it while I was trying to block out the taste.

Big quality control issue (diacetyl?) with this keg. I'll probably contact the brewery tomorrow, since the general agreement seems to be that this isn't normally a bad beer. A sad way to break into a new brewery though, that's for sure.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.35/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle. Pours Pale straw, with a small, short lived, white head. Nose is of bready malt and hint of grassy hops. Body is light and slightly crisp. Some bready malt, grassy hops and fruity notes combine on the palate. Finish is short, semi-sweet. Not much better than macros.

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Photo of david18
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Hombo3
2.97/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of sirsteve42
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of BeerAcolyte
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of kbettenh
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Altoon88
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of wac9
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

great taste hits the spot nice color makes sitting on the beach more enjoyable

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MikeConklin
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of k47k
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robear
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmann
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear honey straw color with a small wispy white head that settles into nothingness.

The aroma is a tad doughy with a grassy/peppery note. Some general fruitiness.

A doughy malt flavor with an almost sugary apriot presence. This beer is oddly sweet. There is a very light grassy hop note, not enough to balance out the sweet profile. The initial flavor was a bit shocking but it blends after a few sips.

The feel is light to moderate with tingly carbonation. The beer has a bit of a weight to it. I would prefer this beer to be more dry.

The first sip was a bit of a surprise but I grew into it. Not quite as refreshing as I would have hoped probably due to the sweetness.

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Photo of dar482
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a clear pale gold.

The aroma offers juicy apricot, candied peach rings, stone fruit lip gloss.

The flavor hits upfront with that candy stone fruit flavor, peach and nectarine. The beer moves quickly on the palate with light biscuity sweetness in the middle onto a pleasant finish with hints more of that stone fruit lingering. The mouthfeel is medium, but the flavor ends up a bit watery.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DCH
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Blonde Ambition from Great South Bay Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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