Dayblazer | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deliciously refreshing golden ale, at 4.8% ABV, brewed with the finest malts and hops giving a sweet, crisp citrus finish with just a hint of honey.

Added by The-Adjunct-Hippie on 01-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,689
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
297
pDev:
15.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
73
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Photo of bohuggabee
2.13/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

smell is almost non existent, what is there is a generic beer smell. the taste is generic beer mixed with a little citrus, quickly ending up like a cheap keystone light after 2 or 3 and if you don't take a break, you'll taste that the rest of the night. its an unexciting ale. the feel of the beer in your mouth is smooth though. its got a thick, almost creamy feel on your tongue. the only thing really enjoyable about the beer. the drunk feels standard, like any other beer and left me remembering why i don't drink new belgium like i used to. the company has sold out or cut quality to keep prices lower because inflation is ruining the country.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Dayblazer pours a golden color, nice sized lacing head, lots of bubbles. Grainy aroma with hints of honey. Flavor is cheap and grainy, with a hint of creamy honey at the end. Good body and feel. Overall the honey saves this beer.

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Photo of Grinky
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of isaac_barrow
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluesfolk19
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean golden with a big white head of suds and a thick wall of lace.

Aroma: Sweet honeyed malts. Pleasant and fresh.

Taste: Sweet and toasty malty, like a lighter version of a Fat Tire almost. Keeps in the NB tradition. Solid but not one I plan to revisit.

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Photo of Act25
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dips into forgettable, saved by the addition of honey, which tho sweet works here in taste and finish/feel in the blonde ale.
a) Clear golden body, thick head with lace, but not much last or more.
s) Slight floral hops, cracker, tea.
t) Bigger, more sweet honey and fruit, with malt, cracker, and mainstream grain.
f) The honey adds and there's a bit of spruce and bitter interest to cleanse and finish clean.
o) Session this flavorful, refreshing beer.

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricochet
2.36/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Light yellow with little head or lace and very little carbonation to support
S:Nothing in this department other than cooked grain and that was faint
M: Slight to mild bitter, more sour
T: This was a beer I'd be hard pressed to say was a beer at all. It was sour and bitter on the tongue, It has slightly sweet notes and maybe a slight bit of wheat. Not much else.
O: Clean ale? American Blonde? Drink it cold as a lawnmower beer? No challenge. More flavor than some Coors stuff, but for me, one and done.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damilton5
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd53grif
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
2.73/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Light, unappetizing yellow color. Smells like honey, tastes like white bread. Yeasty and bland. Easy to drink but I’m not sure why I’d really want to.

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Velivolus
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DokofAges1
4.62/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good malt backbone, just enough hops to notice. Smooth.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dayblazer has a thick, white head, a hazy, straw-gold appearance, some bubbles, roiling tiny tan sediment bits, and moderate glass lacing. Aroma is of white bread and a bit 'o honey. Taste is similar, with a medium body. Crisp finish.

RJT

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, the date on bottom of can is "08 APR 2018" which I believe is a "best by" date.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, light golden color with one-finger white head, good retention that slowly settled until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation,

SMELL: some bread and sweet honey, faint to the nose.

TASTE: initially sweet honey and then bread and faint hops.

PALATE: light body and medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a bland, lawnmower beer, why would a craft brewer make a beer to compete with Bud Light? I don't get it. I'm glad I bought only one as part of a sampler six pack, this beer is not for me but I would recommend to anyone who likes Bud Light, Coors light, etc.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Very bland beer - light cracker malt, light citrus hops, etc. perfectly fine for a day at the beach or the ballgame, but it certainly doesn’t have a lot of depth

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Photo of BEER88
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Dayblazer from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 297 ratings