This Season's Blonde | Aspen Brewing Co.

This Season's BlondeThis Season's Blonde
BA SCORE
3.62/5
54 Ratings
This Season's BlondeThis Season's Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aspen Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
aspenbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,020
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
54
pDev:
9.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Headgoober:
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of trishhart
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just tried this beer while vacationing in Aspen, CO. It has a very clear orange color and carbonation is light not a big head. You get the taste of honey and slight orange aroma. Taste is very crisp and light. The brewery was just down the street in Aspen but I didn't get a chance to visit. Defintely worth trying of you are a fan of blonde ale.

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Photo of jtnord
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Inglewood
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of COR8RFAN
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikexw
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of carteravebrew
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of batt6343
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker: color is a little hazy gold, a bit on the darker side for a blonde. Head is brighter white, small bubbles, decent lacing.

Smell is a bit fruity, slightly off, neutral grains.

Taste is similar: slightly fruity, a bit off flavored graininess, neutral hops, a bit sweet.

Mouthfeel is way sweeter than many/most blondes, lingering presence is also a bit strong, moderate carbonation.

Overall an odd blonde - i think i see what they are going for in terms of the stronger ale, but the malt bill and presentation lead to some off aromas and flavors.

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Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive dark amber, honey blonde, giving a decent head in the round wine glass. Pleasantly spritzy with a lingering bubbly carbonation that is not too sharp.

Warm and rounded with a pleasing malt sweetness. Shapely body with some fair toasted malt. Leaves you with a good feeling and a bitter edge. Malty but lightened with a lemony note. Really quite tasty.

Zingy and interesting for a quaff. A much more robust Blonde Ale than typical. From the 12 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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Photo of SamN
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy pale straw yellow, huge thick head of fine bubbles. The brew's aroma is an appealing apple crispness, tart and slightly grainy. Taste is dominated by the pale malt with just a touch of faint grassy hops in the finish. A bit sweet, but not cloying. The overall feel is very nice, with an appealing subdued liveliness, not too carbonated.

Pretty good blonde here. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very nice but otherwise overall unremarkable blonde ale. It pours a hay dark yellow with a nice big head. Aroma has a surprising amount of hefe-like banana. The taste is sweet and floral. Fairly chewy. A nice summer beer.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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This Season's Blonde from Aspen Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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