Blonde Ale - Seasonal | Mendocino Brewing Company

Blonde Ale - SeasonalBlonde Ale - Seasonal
BA SCORE
2.98/5
48 Ratings
Blonde Ale - SeasonalBlonde Ale - Seasonal
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GDBEERMAN on 06-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,846
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
48
pDev:
20.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Yellow beer, clarity is below average, white head, 1/2". Aroma was almost nothing.

Taste hit the light spots, under 20 ibu, real easy drinker, heavily carbonated. If I wanted something like this, I dunno, its just BMC with an ale yeast.

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Photo of IPAchris
2.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jeff_Winger
3.04/5  rDev +2%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of CSFerrier
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Travis_Faught
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Rihup
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of matjack85
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a somewhat hazy straw yellow with a finger width head, decent retention, results in a thin, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Malted grain, earthy, grassy hops.

Taste - Grassy hop forward, with a bit of malted grain. Subtle hints of lemon or lime. Finishes with a fair amount of balance.

Mouthfeel - Light body, decently carbonated. Goes down with a nice smoothness.

Overall - Decent blonde ale. Not big on the style, and this one drinks about for par. Drinkable, but probably wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of rwhitmore
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of bootsandbeer
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of IPAnoah
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of smcolw
3.8/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The bottle bubbles over, not a good start. Makes a good head, but it dies quickly. There's a decent amount of spotty and ring lace. The liquid is dirty gold with a definitive chill haze.

Smells sweet like freshly made, light-colored caramels. No notable hop.

Pleasant "fluffy" flavor--lightly sweet with a raw, pale grain flavor. The hop is mild but present. The body is more full than I would expect; I like that. The carbonation adds to this (it's low). For a Blonde, I think this is a pretty beer. In fact, I'm a little surprised at the other reviews. It makes me wonder if I'm missing something.

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Photo of BilbosNuts
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow color with virtually no head. It looks pretty dull and has minimal carbonation.

S: Grassy corn aromas come through along with some malts and a subtle lemony citrus. However, there is also a skunky quality to the smell that hinders most other aromas.

T: The taste is comprised of tangy citrus with some malts and a light bitterness. Unfortunately, the taste also has that skunk-like sensation. It isn't terribly unpleasant, but it does block other qualities.

M: It is medium bodied, has minimal carbonation and is thin with an almost watery feel.

O: This isn't really my favorite style to begin with, but I have certainly had better offerings. I usually enjoy Mendocino's beers, but I think I will pass on this one in the future.

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Photo of u2carew
2.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head that sticks around - great retention. Clear golden body. Upward carbonation.
S) Grainy. Subtle floral notes. Not very aromatic and quite dull.
T) Astringent taste. Grainy with slight malty sweetness.
M) Fizzy. Light body. Dry finish.
O) Not a very good beer. I will not be having another one of these. The initial astringency was unappealing.

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Photo of chinchill
3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.

Pours a slight hazy golden-yellow; bubbly with a short, and short-lived near white head.

Weak but nice aroma. Mainly light toasted grain with some fruitiness.

The taste largely follows the aroma; again, decent quality

M - good body for style. Slightly dry finish.

O - a decent but undistinguished summer ale.

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Blonde Ale - Seasonal from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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