Whizbang Hoppy Blonde Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.74/5
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174 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A complex hoppy blonde ale bursting with Mosaic hops and a malty backbone for a full flavored taste explosion.

Added by kell50 on 08-31-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
174
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
31
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of toast9
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cleonett
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Boring.

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Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmryan21
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EMV
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

L: Clear light golden copper pour. 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Solid rim of lacing.

S: Sweet... honey and malts. A bit of fruity hops.

T/F: Light... honey and sweet summer fruits... peach and apricot. Mild citrus from the hops.. sharp without a lot of bitterness. Well carbonated... a little slick on the tongue. Finish is fruity.

O: A very pleasant little beer. Subtle... drinkable... good flavor without being over the top. Liked it more than I expected.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from Happy Valley BevMo 3-18-17 for $1.59. Best by 02MAY17 but been stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head.

Nose is nice, very fruit forward.

Taste is papaya with a touch of a berry over a light malt body. Nice even finish.

Feel is medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a very likeable brew. Nice addition to the NBB lineup. Would drink again.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by 6/4/17, so about 3 weeks past.

Looks great. pale yellow body, thick foamy white head leaving excellent lacing. Faint carbonation.

Nothing on the nose, good or bad.

well the hops have faded to be sure, but are still present. okay malty background, but it is a little on the watery side.

Just below medium on the mouth, slightly bitter/sour on the finish.

Ovwrall, it would be interesting to compare with a 4 week old Whizbang, but this is a decent enough blonde ale, quite refreshing.

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Photo of brenn79
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Original rating May 13, 2017- 12 oz bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours clear old golden with a medium white head. Aroma is citrusy, resinous, lemon, melon, sweetarts. The taste is similar, citrus, resin, lemon, sweetarts, floral, mango, medium high level bitterness. Very good blonde.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a six pack from the grocery store. Aroma is pretty muted altogether, but it’s a bit floral, a bit citrusy, a bit grainy, some caramel. Pours clear deep golden, bordering on copper, with a medium white head that falls after a minute into a ring; leaves some lace. Taste is nice and hoppy, highly bitter for style, clean, crisp and refreshing. Really tasty for a golden ale.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light gold, a finger of foam. Smells of pine, earthy malt, lemon. Taste is pine forward with an earthy malt flavour and a bit of tobacco. Light bodied with zesty carbonation. I wanted a simple Blonde Ale that was refreshing; this ain’t it. Too hoppy for the style I reckon.

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Photo of robebo44
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJ64
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VILJ
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SmokySignals
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Yellow in color with a white head.

S: Hoppy with citrus, some dank, and a touch of garlic.

T: Flavor follows aroma, with the onion.. garlic thing coming out swinging. finish is citrus peel.

M: Light in body with moderate to high carbonation.

O: Overall not bad, but not really great either.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crownrl28
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blackop555
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden. Foamy, medium, white head that lasts a little while.

Smells tropical citrus, herbal and bready.

Tastes citrus, caramel malt, doughy, tropical. Followed by herbal and light earthy spice finish is dry with a light citrus peel bitterness. Lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of warpig372
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Whizbang Hoppy Blonde Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 174 ratings