Best Blonde Ale | Roy Pitz Brewing Company

Best Blonde AleBest Blonde Ale
BA SCORE
3.52/5
55 Ratings
Best Blonde AleBest Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
roypitz.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pvsob on 02-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,254
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
55
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wingnut93
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is now a " German style golden lager" as opposed to "Ale brewed with lemon zest". Never had the Ale. Sits somewhere between a Helle's and Pilsner. Perhaps a Dortmunder but not really hoppy enough, yet too bold for a Helles. An interesting beer. My only complaint is that the finish is really off. Leaves a lingering malty sweetness but not in a good way. In my opinion a bit more hops would have really evened the finish out and thats what holds this back from being a truly great beer. Still worth a try, but there is better out there and its cheaper (i.e. Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, or Turntable Pils)

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Photo of Zylod
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerme626
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesGrove
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.09/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of zekeman17
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Crockettr
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

kinda average. Look was a little cloudy, mouthfeel was very high in carbon, crisp.
Had a refreshing lemon grass taste, that would make this beer a thirst quendefinitelycher. Not what I expected for a traditional kolsch style but pretty fair.
Roy Pitz has much better beers on hand.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.33/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with plenty of sediment floating around - definitely inappropriate for the style (and rather unappealing). The head is a finger high and white in shade. The texture is quite creamy, but the retention is lousy and there isn't any lacing left on the glass. (2.25)

Smell: There's a decent amount of stuff going on - I get some stone fruit esters, along with grass, crackery malt, and a touch of butter. Unfortunately, I'm also picking up some cardboard. No, make that quite a bit of cardboard. Clearly it's not at its freshest, but I doubt it's that old (maybe two, two and a half months), so it shouldn't smell this stale. Something's off... (2.25)

Taste: It opens up with cardboardy notes, though they do (somewhat) disappear in favor of some grass and kolsch esters. I get some crackery maltiness, but mainly cardboard. Aw, dammit! (2.25)

Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy-feeling for 4% - this would almost be triumphant if this didn't taste like wet cardboard. It's also creamy, dry-finishing, yet without that back end dinkiness so endemic of low gravity brews. Carbonation is fairly powerful. (3)

Overall: A total cardboard bomb. I figured it still might be good when I saw this was a cloudy brew, but it isn't. I hope this was a bad bottle, because cardboard is the last thing I want from a kolsch. (2.25)

2.33/5: Best at what? Being cardboard-like?

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap for Valentine's Day. A Best Blonde for the occasion!

Served in a Roy Pitz pint glass:

Appearance: A dusky golden color topped by a half finger white foam with minimal lacing. plenty of carbonation drifts upward in the glass. Pretty.

Aroma: A hint of skunk and old tire mixed in with the grains.

Taste: I definitely get some hoppiness mixed fairly well with the malt. There's just a slight zestiness tot he flavor, though not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: A slight oily taste on the tongue (I really think this might have something to do with the local water) with moderate carbonation.

Overall: An acceptable brew, better than I expected.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of tork1645
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

simple & fairly clean...decent for the style, but nothing especially great about this one

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Well its much deeper "blonde" than one would expect a deep shade of orange brown with hardly any head.
S - Getting better a distinct smell of lemon zest and flesh with some grains and malts. A bit sweet really.
T - Well it went down pretty smooth the lemon was interesting but wasn't a lemonade like sourness more of a subdued sugary lemon. Mild grains, little hops and mostly sweet malts.
M - Light bodied and easy to quaff.

Overall a simple blonde and easy tick for only $1.75 for the single. Would not get it again though since I wasn't overly impressed.

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Photo of Jason13
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JayKay412
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Best Blonde Ale from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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