Automatic | Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co.

6 Ratings

Brewed by:
Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by surfer4life on 02-28-2009

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by paytoplay:
Photo of paytoplay
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap at blind lady, pretty cool looking color, blond and cloudy, reminded me of lil or horney devil because of the corriander, didn't notice the ginger much. was well made and nice transitions. not a big brew and built for their food it seemed. plus they have their own blind lady glasses that are awesome.

 305 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of mikedashg
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

03/18/09 on Tap at Blind Lady Ale House.

A-Pours semi translucent straw colored with a perfectly sized thick fluffy white head.

S-Large amounts of Banana and Clove, with a little citrus

T-Incredible flavor of banana, clove, spice, citrus, coriander with a nice moderate bitterness to round things out.

M-Very crisp and moderately high carbonation. Very refreshing.

D-Overall this is a great drinker. Lots of drinkability. Really clean and tasty. And for their first brew ever, it's pretty fantastic. Of course Lee Chase (owner of Blind Lady) has had some practice with brewing via Stone Brewing Company, AleSmith and a ton of others. This guy know his brew. I would've liked a second one, but wanted to try more of what BLAH had to offer on tap (abiet none of their own just yet). They are off to great start with this organic brew!

 838 characters

Photo of m1ked
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lazy sunday afternoon. Beautiful SD day. I've been wanting to try this guy out. Their pizza is the sheet, I hope their beer follows suit.

A- It is cool to look at. It is a light hazy yellow. With daylight behind it. it almost looks bright/neon. Bright hazy faintly yellow...with nice bright white head. Great tight lacing on the glass. Looks rwfreshing.

S- Starts strong with banan & cloves... but fades without the anticipated sharpness. Some herbaciousness in there....sage-ish, white pepper? Sounds Wit-ish.

T- Starts off just like the smell with instant banana & clove. It quickly transforms into herbal tangy notes finishing with a ginger allspice white pepper citrus bite. Very unique, very nice. A little herbal bitter lingers.

M- Very light bodied. Great small bubbled crisp carbonation. It feels bright in my mouth

D- I really like the "single" styles. So easy to drink. I bet this would pair excellant with food.

 927 characters

Photo of HopHead84
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've only had a couple Belgian Singles so I'm happy to try another of the style.

Pours a faded straw golden with a very nice frothy white head. The Blind Lady has made great use of the pour line on their new glassware. The head recedes after a minute and leaves behind some scattered lacing.

The beer smells a lot like a witbier, with a strong coriander and clove aroma. Some spicy, herbal hops are evident, with a hint of banana. The beer is spicy on the palate with a taste in many ways similar to the aroma. Cloves and coriander are apparent, but the herbal hop flavor is more prominent than it was in the aroma. The beer is actually decently bitter, in a different way than I'm used to. The herbal hop bitterness can easily be mistaken for a mild spicy burning sensation, which is slightly medicinal. The finish is bitter and spicy with a hint of alcohol.

The beer is light bodied with great carbonation and a dry, crisp mouthfeel.

This is a very solid beer and I can't wait to try the next offering from The Blind Lady.

 1,028 characters

Photo of surfer4life
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light yellow, semi-transparent with a large head that quickly recedes to a thin film. Lots of lacing down the glass.

S - Heavy spice smell here. Corriander, nutmeg and ginger. Sweetness from citrus perhaps, but not heave sweetness in the nose.

T - Again, heavy heavy spices here. Corriander and sage dominate, bits of oregano and hints of hops leave the bitter taste in the finish. Small sweetness from a very small bit of ginger.

M - Medium to medium high body. A bit dry, leaves the pallet cleaned and ready for another swallow. Quite good to just let the swallow sit in the pallet for a while before actually swallowing.

D - Very much so, for a first beer from the Blind Lady, they've done wonderfully! Looking forward to many more.

 755 characters

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Automatic from Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 6 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.