Whitetail Ale
Rock Art Brewery

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Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #375
3.26 | pDev: 16.26%
Oct 23, 2022
Jul 21, 2002
Notes: Our golden American ale has a crisp body and slightly dry, hoppy finish. This is a real treat for the beer lover. Pale, wheat and torrified wheat malts are used with Northern Brewer and Mt. Hood hops.
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Rated: 3.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a golden ale far better than most, i am afraid this is way underrated here on BA. its a little different than the flavorless yellow water people seem to prefer in the style. it has some real malt flavor to it, maybe some oats or some toasted malt too, on top of the pale stuff, there are some layers here, and while its not the best beer from rock art, it certainly is better than its ratings and is always welcome in my fridge when the weather is hot. clear and shiny in the glass, but i like it best ice cold from the bottle. its refreshing stuff, fresh, and with more flavor than most of these, a slight bitter grassy hop note to the back end, nice and dry, and with a little more body than is common too. great carbonation, a slightly bready flavor running through it, and something that is easy to drink by the six pack. a nice break from the heavy ipa of vermont, something a little lighter but real well done. not sure why folks dont like this more, it has everything i need in the style. rock art is too often forgotten about with all the new and sexy beer coming out of vermont, these guys still make great beers.
Aug 07, 2016
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bought a bottle when I was up in Vermont at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury. The beer has a lightly murky golden color with a thin head and good lacing on the sides. Aromas include a spiced, buttery grain smell; could sense maybe a bit of vanilla too. Taste was not too bad; the beer is sweet and grainy. Mouthfeel really helps the beer and flavor. The carbonation is quite good and the medium body makes the beer nice, watery, and refreshing. Overall, I really enjoyed the appearance and mouthfeel to this beer.
May 20, 2016
Rated: 2.64 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 3.47 by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by eddiefl from New York

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by Winston3737 from Michigan

Dec 02, 2015
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.34/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Hazy gold color with a modest foamy white head that vanishes quickly.

The aroma is grainy with hints of coriander and esters.

The taste is bready malts, some mild peppery spices, herbal hops and some apple like notes.

The body is light and fairly smooth making it easy to drink.

Overall, a decent refreshing brew, nothing special but refreshing and enjoyable for a hot day.
Sep 27, 2015
Rated: 3.07 by Wallmane

Sep 03, 2015
Rated: 3.49 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 25, 2015
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden straw with a thin line of head that dissipated quickly. The nose is too reminiscent of an AAL for my liking. The flavor is crisp and the finish is pleasantly dry.
Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by Knick198

Apr 23, 2015
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Rated by JKbeerlover from New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
It is aight. It is aight.
Feb 13, 2015
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Rated by OatmattStout from Connecticut

3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Sadly so much diacetyl flavor its a real miss for me
Jan 09, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 3.3 by Kunks80 from Vermont

Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 2.08 by Sheepdog6 from Vermont

Oct 12, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by bluehende from Delaware

Oct 03, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by rderedin from Maine

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Wukk from New York

Aug 18, 2014
Rated: 3.44 by jdejoannis from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by zestar from California

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by vdub191 from Rhode Island

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2014
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

3.92/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz. can packaged on 10/04/22.

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a bright, light golden body with lacing.

Nose of bread, malt, and slight hops.

Taste is sourdough, a bit of malt sweetness, and nice, dry finish.

Feel is good with medium carbonation.

Overall, a decent blonde ale that hasn't been brewed in six years, now back in a can.
Go get it and tell us what you think!
Jul 10, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Ronin from Maine

Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 3 by swierczt from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2014
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Reviewed by Haydn-Juby from Vermont

3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
*Based off week old memories*

A: Head and lacing are great. Retention is also good. Very clear golden color.

S: A bit of cereal grain. Very generic beer smelling. By that I mean its the smell that everyone recognizes as beer, nothing really obtrusive or intriguing.

T: Decent. A bit of cereal grain and just the very lightest tinge of hops. Maybe just a little bit of a pear like or appleish ester profile but its very minimal. Nothing standing out really but that's okay for the style.

M: Moderate to light body with maybe just a bit lower carbonation.

O: Very drinkable and refreshing but not a life changer or anything too interesting. A good example of a blonde ale however. Easy drinking patio beer but that's just fine.
May 16, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by patrick802 from Vermont

May 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by IPAFrankieH from Pennsylvania

Apr 02, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Ewhite2121 from Vermont

Mar 02, 2014
Rated: 2 by BigPlay1824 from New York

Feb 17, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jan 25, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jrand2621 from Connecticut

Jan 09, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont

Dec 13, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by Stunmai from New York

Nov 08, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by smb71481 from Vermont

Oct 26, 2013
Whitetail Ale from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 155 ratings