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:
#42,503
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
328
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
81
Trade:
0
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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dj_awkward_adlib
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themayorkoch
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerfogle
4.02/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Dayblazer pours a golden color appropriate for it's name. It has a nice white head that can be an inch tall if poured into a pint glass. It lasts for awhile and leaves a nice lacing behind. The slogan ins an easygoing ale and it lives up to that.

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Photo of MonkeyLord
2.3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.32/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoryIanShafer
2.96/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Very bitter beer, pours golden yellow, some lace, bitter for my taste, it does have some vegetable sweetness but that is soon overpowered by the sheer bitterness, grassy smell, tart honey, banana peel, I get some sourness in there as well, this is in a can and the can I think has an over-powering smell as well, just picked up some horseradish near the tail end, I'd drink it in a pinch, especially on a hot summer day, I'd slam one, but don't think i'd be drinking them all day.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarManager
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a golden/copper color, with a heavy head that dissipates into a lining, and slight lacing.

S: The aroma given off is one of grains and honey, with slight citrus hints peaking through.

T: Light grainy taste, with a sweetening provided by fruit and honey, followed by a dry hop flavored finish.

F: Smooth and light-medium bodied, with a balanced taste, and an above average carbonation.

O: A nicely balanced Blonde Ale, with only some sweetness present, allowing for a great summer beer on a nice hot day.

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Photo of M1k3y
4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.71/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eychung
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DonBowman
3.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Purdom
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was a bit wary of this beer since it came from New Belgium. This one was pretty inoffensive. None of the usual NB bitterness without flavor. Ok not a lot of flavor but nice and smooth and very drinkable. Think lawnmower beer.

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Photo of wac9
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Wonderful beer the more I drink the better its gets

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Photo of PhilipRock
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this beer as a 15 pack of cans, at what i thought was a reasonable price...though as a home-brewer, I consider all beer in the stores, overpriced! I usually drink my own beer but... every now and then I purchase commercial products. I seek beer in cans for lots of reasons and rarely consider bottled beer. I bought it in mid-October of 2018 and it had an expiration date of February, 2019. I assume it wasn't the freshest of product but still far from expiration.

I like it. I've read most of the reviews and was informed by some of them. This is not an easy style of beer to make. No strong flavors, nor aromas, of roasted malts, or kilogram quantities of hops, or cocoa, coconut, mango, bourbon-barrel-aging, etc., embellishments to hide behind. IMHO this is a more than a decent attempt to produce a traditional style of Pale Ale. Just a nice, cleanly fermented ale. It is not overpowered with hops nor alcohol. The lingering sweetness of delicious crystal malts is nicely balanced by a sane level of bittering. If you are drinking this beer ice cold, well sure, it could be a 'lawnmower beer'. Let it warm up just a bit to really appreciate it.

I respect this brewery and was glad to see the Independent Brewer symbol printed on the 15 pack.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CollinaTiger
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qcghost
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWED
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into willibecher.

A- Pours straw in color, clarity is nice. Head is lumpy and white. Retention is decent, sticks around for a while, and leaves some nice little lacing as well.

S- Grainy, grassy. Mildly sweet, fruity ester. Textbook blonde aroma.

T- Grainy, with a light crisp bite of earthy hops. Subtly sweet.

M- Body is light, with nice light carbonation. Crisp in the finish, with the subtle sweetness that suggests it's an ale.

O- Overall a decent drinker. Doesn't really stand out, but its definitely "easygoing."

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Photo of GIftofgod4u1
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of omahawk
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kbosse0504
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dayblazer from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 328 ratings