Bonito Blonde Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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149 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An approchable beer, with some substance. Our Bonito blonde ale is inspired by our perma-sunny days. This brew draws you in with its golden color and soft malt character, while the light mouthfeel and dry finish keeps you coming back. And what would set a San Diego blonde apart? A subtle hint of hops, naturally.


Added by TonyTwins on 02-09-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,151
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
149
pDev:
8.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
52
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of tbone1384
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luckydog91
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moe_Zambeek
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Nice blonde ale. Not much more to say about it.

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Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chirdning
2.63/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

CAN:

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zstamper
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of labisch
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobus79
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear yellow color with a very small white head on top. Has a light malt and fruit smell to it. Get a light watered down malty flavor with hints of hops. Perfect beer for a hot day.

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Photo of biteme398
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blase1229
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is soft and mellow. Very easy to drink, and has no bite. It's our beer of the month, and is second to the BP: Fathom IPA. Worth the purchase, even during these cold days ahead.

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Photo of cdub70085
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wac9
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very nice beer with a great finish glad I pick it up

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Photo of mjurney
4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Straw color, slight haze. Highly carbonated. Thick bright-white head.

Aroma:
Sweet pale malts, slight fruit, crisp, hint of honey.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Sweet pale malts, white bread, slight biscuit. Hint of fruity yeast. Hop bitterness is mild, mostly citrus-spicy. Dry finish. Light-medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, dry, moderate carbonation.

Overall:
I think is a great example of American Blonde Ale.

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Photo of avalon07
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Had this beer on-tap at Capital Ale House - Midlothian, poured into a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Below average lacing.

S: A decent aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, and an earthy quality.

T: Tasted of a fair shot of light malt notes, some good citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), a bit of the aforementioned earthy quality, and some hops (mostly in the finish). A lightweight, well done flavor. It won't win any prizes for complexity (what blonde ale will?), but it is sweet and refreshing.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a solid, easy to like beer. A good session brew. Drinkable.

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Photo of Joshuacarper18
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trailboss76
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light to mid golden / blonde color. Average head, lots of carbonation. Aroma - hints of bitter, sweets, and spicy. A fairly light, smooth first couple of tastes but not seeming weak. A nice drinker with a steady, spicy flair. Though resembling a lager, it's down a different trail in terms of taste. (* Entered my rating from notes long after actually drinking the beer).

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.07/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Bonito Blonde Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 149 ratings