Shady Blond | Prism Brewing Company

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Shady BlondShady Blond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prism Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
prismbeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blonde Ale brewed with blood oranges

Added by jmdrpi on 09-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
17.26%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Prism Brewing Company "Shady Blonde" (although I see it's now spelled "Blond")
at the brewery on 9 April 2016

Notes: Hazy gold beneath a white head. The blood orange is clear in the aroma, and then even clearer in the flavor - it's full. The malt is biscuity, and the orange gives it a light, refreshing tartness with citrusy & slightly raspberry-like notes. Light to light-medium in body and crisp. Solidly bitter, it's a bit overdone, and that lingers in the finish, hurting its drinkability. It has potential, if they dropped it by 10 IBUs it could be a contender.

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

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

- brewed with blood oranges. 4.5%

A: Golden pour gradually turns to a tangerine orange with a dense clarity. A dirty white thin spongy-bubbly topping is quick to dissipate. The coloring is real nice, no lace with some visible suspended protein material.

S: Freshly peeled oranges, tangerines, with some distinguishable pink grapefruit. The strength is medium per style quite nice.

T: Im guessing the blood oranges is what i'm mistakening for pink grapefruit. Lightly tart, dry, citrus-grapefruit pulp. Very breakfast like drink, lightly dry and tart finish.

M: Feels like wheat backed, good substance wise, high attenuation, lightly dry and tart with a calming carbonation.

O: Overall very light abv of 4.5% and grapefruit juice like flavor makes this a perfect breakfast drink. The alcohol is very soft if not hardly noticeable. Good flavor, but as a blond, more of an off shoot variety then your typical norm.

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

draft at the Brewery tap room, served in a shaker pint glass.

appears a cloudy hazy straw color, with bone-white head. starting with the smell, there is no hiding that this beer was brewed with blood oranges. Very pleasant orange aroma.

taste is a nice balance of light malt and the citrus orange flavor. fairly dry finish. thin body and crisp carbonation make it an easy drinker.

overall, a good summer seasonal, definitely thirst quenching.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of calcnerd
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft from a friend's sixtel.

A - Shady Blond pours a hazy orange color with white foamy head.

S/T - Delicious orange smell and taste are extremely prominent. Lots of orange flavors up front.

M - Lightly malty and thin with a clean finish. Nice lacing.

O - Overall, this is a great summer beer.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The blood oranges gave this blonde ale a darker then usual color. It was a very refreshing beer with those oranges for natural citrus sweetness. I would serve this up at a summer BBQ.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MKrauss
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Shady Blond from Prism Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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