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
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving wisps of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of apricots are present in the nose; these become prominent once the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of apricots and has slight hints of sweetness from the underlying malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I'm not a big fan of blonde ales, but I really enjoyed this one as the aromas and flavors of apricots kept it from being bland. The lighter body nature of this beer makes it very easy to drink, and I could see this as being a good beer for the beach or the pool on a hot summer day.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled somewhere I cant remember, on Long Island.

Pours medium light honey amber, near clear, off white head with decent staying power, fine bits amd strands of lace left behind.

Light hint of toast in the nose.

Light and easy drinking, just a bit more toasty flavor, along with a hint of honey and apricots, minor bittering.

Summer beer all the way, simple, straight forward,refreshing and pleasant enough.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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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Photo of plaid75
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Good Life, Massapequa Park, NY.

Poured a light copper hue with a whispy foam cap.

The smell featured apricot and a doughy malt.

The taste was fruity (apricots mostly) with a light breadiness and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical if the style with subtle carbonation.

Overall an interesting and fruity ale.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at finney's on fire island. Brew arrived with a clear gokden color and a thin frothy white head. Really nice sweetness. Very tasty smelling. Almost a bit of lavender in the smell. Taste is equally impressive. Again nice sweetness, malt heavy. Finishes a tad nitter. Smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 JoeMans
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of socon67
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden in color, soaplike foam. Clear and some lacing on the glass.

S - Smells of apricots. Very fruity aroma. Also some scents of wheat.

T - Refreshing taste. Sweet with apricots. This is a great summer beer for the beach.

M - Crisp, a little bite on the tongue. Very light. Great drinker.

O - I think this is a solid ale fromt he lcoal guys. Cheers!

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of AD17
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of david18
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of rorjets
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bieniek30
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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