Bayside Blonde | Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn

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Bayside BlondeBayside Blonde

Brewed by:
Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 08-15-2003

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by scaliasux:
Photo of scaliasux
2.24/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Yellow. Pretty cloudy. Noticeably bubbly. Short soapy white head that soon disappears into a thin film.

Smell - Light sweet grainy aroma.

Taste - Begins with a pretty sharp graininess. Sweetness of malt is recognizable but overshadowed by bitter/sour flavor. Not noticing much in the way of hops, though the finish is a bit sour.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - You might want to get this if you're in Door County and haven't much selection. Then again you might not.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of blackearth
3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into the new Sam Adams glass, this beer had a pale golden body with a white head of foam. Aroma is a light offering of pale malts. Light bodied with a cool, crisp flavor and a light sweetness in the finish. No bitterness to speak of. This is a nice summer beer, but nothing too extrodinary.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of bwood06
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of KTCamm
3.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted as part of the six beer sampler offered at the Shipwrecked restaurant. Pours into a small plastic cup, which in of itself is disappointing.

Beer is light colored - a golden pale yellow color. Taste is clean and crisp, slight creamy, with a mild hop character to keep it in balance. Slightly sweet with a hop at the close.

A decent enough brew - not groundbreaking, but a good choice here.

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Photo of emerge077
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle served in a tapered pub pint. No visible freshness dating... oh wait. Bottom of the bottle: "232 11" is roughly July/August 2011 if julian dated. 2-3 months old by that rationale.

Murky, dirty brass color, orange gold shot through with some haze, a few random bits of suspended sediment.

I smell some vague hops, citrus with a bit of sweetness. Not bad not good, fairly nondescript.

Buttery. Diacetyl buttered biscuits. Aftertaste of butter. Some chalky vegetal notes float in and out on a buttery biscuit raft, floating in a pool of melted butter. Once you taste it, it tastes like nothing but... that's right, amber waves of butter.

Body is flabby, and quickly expels almost all of its carbonation. This beer is tolerable in a way, if you're craving a buttered biscuit like I am right now.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.46/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. No date or info.

A - Bayside is a clear golden yellow beer with a few lazy carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. A thin but decently retained white pile of sudsy foam lingers with a small arch of lace on the glass.

S - Smooth, soft malts blanket any sort of hop presence and give off a small diacetyl buttery, butterscotch aroma. While it's not off-putting it's rather off in general. A hint of yeast and a small graininess comes through in the back.

T - Off flavors really come out with strength in the flavor of this blonde. A lot of it comes from the buttery diacetyl but behind it seems to be an alright beer that's just overshadowed. Eliminate the diacetyl and it'll get somewhere.

M - Again, the "off" problem with this blonde effects it, this time with a slick, oily mouthfeel. It's near medium in body.

D - The Bayside Blonde isn't off-putting, rather, it's noticeably off which could be just as bad. I won't be drainpouring this due to it's "lack" of drinkability as much as the fact that I'd rather move on to something better.

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Photo of northcoastwolf
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of yankinwis
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of lester619
3.62/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a bubbly head that does not hang around long. Clean grassy malts with slight lemon smell. Straight forward crisp clean flavor. A little malty and a little hoppy, but neither stands out very much. Tightly carbonated, somewhat creamy refreshing mouthfeel. Unoffensive and easy to drink, but not much more. It's a good thirst quenching summer brew.

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Photo of FFATS
3.2/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.34/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours yellow amber with little head and lots of floating yeast. Smells of sweet wheat, but not of much else. Tastes of wheat and banana, little bit of grape. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, a bit heavily carbonated. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of crossovert
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours into the Duvel glass with a bronze amber and tons of bubbles lining the glass. A nice bright white head adorns the top.

Smell is of apples and pears, maybe a hint of grapefruit as well.

The taste is kind of all over the place. It starts off with a fruity lemon flavor and goes into buttery biscuit. It's pretty malty. The carbonation is there but there is a slighty wateriness to this that reminds me of a light macro.

Overall its average, it is worth it as a sessionable summer beer if you happen to see it somewhere in Door County and are planning on camping or something.

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Photo of brewmudgeon
2.3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

shipwrecked Door County bayside blonde ale. 12oz bottle with no dates.

a 2 a golden beer, clear but for a multitude of little (yeast?) particles. there is no head at all, quite oddly for the style, though some bubbles squirm up from the bottom and there is a partial cap. not a promising start.

s 2 very little aroma at all, struggling i discover a little sweet pale malt and some raw grainyness.

t 3 not much at all going on, but the finish is actually somewhat pleasant in a mild pilsner sort of way.

m 2 watery and flat.

d 1.5 unless this bottle is off, this is a beer i have no desire to return to. didn't even get through half the bottle.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Wasn't some crappy TGIF-wannabe teen sitcom set in Bayside High? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises hay, light lemon zest, and stale biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a large contingent of funky wheat and hard water. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, this is an okay blonde at best, one that isn't necessarily offensive, but one that really doesn't endear itself to the tongue very much, either. Pass.

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This meets expectations; not a phenomenal beer but neither is it bad. This starts with a straight malty flavor but the aftertaste was very metallic. I would have enjoyed the flavor more but that iron blood taste in the back end made me think I was drinking unsoftened water out of my grandma's garden hose. The feel was okay, a little thin but okay. This won't be a "go to" beer for me but certainly give this one a try.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LizBB
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Knoxrb12
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of bpkrippner
3.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lemke10
3.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $7.79 in Winter 2011.

Pours a light yellowish color with a very slight head due to the lack of carbonation. Scent is that of summertime wheats and citrus. Taste is rather grainy. Drinks rather smooth, but has an awkward malty, dry after taste that I really don't care for. You could definitely pass on this one.

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Photo of jimbotrost
3.24/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled out of a plastic cup on the sampler menu at the brewpub. Poured a clear gold on this visit with a compact white head and medium carbonation. Nose has aromas of soap and grains. Mouthfeel is dry, flavor is cracker like and grassy. The finish is very long and inviting to drink more.

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Photo of ferrari29
3.3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beer poured from bottle into Hefeweizen glass

A - Beer poured with dark golden clear body; one finger white foam and held well; plenty of carbonation; moderate amount of lacing formed on the side of the glass

S - Nice scent; moderate grain smell; very light malt; straw; light sweet fruit, subtle floral notes

T - Beer has a light malt flavor and finishes off with a nice slight hop dry aftertaste; extremely light touch of hops

M - Light creamy feel; some bubbly feeling over the tongue; overall smooth

D - Nice blend of malts and hops to give it a good floral blonde taste; smooth and refreshing beer; I could have another one

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Photo of brdc
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Small capped bottle poured into a pint glass.

Light golden color, decent white head and retention, minimal lacing.
It feels thin on the palate, and both flavor and aroma are nice, but not complex or special in any way. Biscuit, lemony hoppiness.
Refreshing, easy to drink, but nothing beyond that.

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