Bonito Blonde Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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171 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:
#38,688
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
171
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
60
Trade:
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Krusader
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwt1982
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chris826
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Solid gold with white foamy head and good lacing.
N: Malt, hops, and some grain.
T: Follows the nose, grainy bite with mild hops and soft malt.
M: Light/Medium
O: A very drinkable ale, rich flavors but nothing too much for a hot day. Perfect pool beer.

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Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Above average carbonation that seems to fade fairly quickly.Aroma is very light,malt,grain, and a bit of citrus
Taste follows the aroma,not overpowering but still an enjoyable beer

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

Photo of JoeyJellico
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A medium golden color with a good deal more white cap than I usually get from a wheat ale.

Aroma of soft malt with some citrus touches. A mild sort of scent but a pleasant one.

Taste is soft malt at first followed by a dryish sort of citrus. Not tart and not sweet, rather nicely balanced in between. I get a definite hop hit in the back of the palate and lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with more than average carbonation at first that quickly settles into a nice balance.

I like the oceanic theme because this reminds me of a beach beer. Mild yet flavorful, thirst quenching without screaming tart or hops at 'cha, very open, friendly and approachable.

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Photo of monk2021
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

A-Pours a light golden color with a sligth head and lacing
A-Aroma has hoppy and yeasty hints
T-The taste follows the nose with hoppy and yeasty flavors
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A nice blonde ale

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

From a can, this brew is a mostly clear gold colored liquid, with just a slight haze. The head is slim and white. The aroma has soft malt and a little citrus inspired hops. The taste is balanced, with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, it is a very approachable beer.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Bonito Blonde Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 171 ratings