Lonely Blonde | Fulton Beer

Lonely BlondeLonely Blonde
BA SCORE
3.42/5
266 Ratings
Lonely BlondeLonely Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mwagner1018 on 06-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,439
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
266
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
3.76
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
69
Trade:
1
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of jera1350
2.19/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A crystal clear pale yellow with a fizzy head on top that is clean white and fades quickly. Leaves a few rings of lacing however. Kind of a BMC look I guess.

The nose is extremely faint. All I am really picking up is some light graininess, but that is all.

The taste is extremely weak. Again, some light grain and actually a touch of bitter hops in there. A very safe and boring flavor that reminds me of BMC.

Pretty thin and watery feeling. Dry as well.

This one really does nothing for me. I hope Fulton does well and I enjoyed the Sweet Child, but I have no need to ever try this one again.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.28/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden color, looks decent enough, mild white head that totally disappears. Aroma still had that buttery thing going that the awful Sweet Child of Vine had. Not as intense, but still, enough to put it below average and not enjoyable.

Taste, well, thankfully this was easier to digest. A little toasted vienna malt kind of taste, carbonation is higher in the mouthfeel than it is in the appearance. No hop flavors discernable. Crackery breadiness is very light. The adjetive "thin" comes to mind.

I wasn't going to drink the blonde last night, but after the awful sweet child o vine during the Marquette/Providence game, I was like trying to reset the palate with a clean beer, so I popped this Blonde Ale open. It just didn't get the job done, it was gritty at times, the alcohol seemed bigger than it should have, it just didn't leave me in a position to recommend Fulton at this point.

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Photo of jrgriffiniii
2.37/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.52/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Gold color, fast dissipating white head around 1/2". Aroma was just like the ipa, butterscotch, what the hell is going on with this place? At least this wasn't compromised as bad?

Taste, at least I could drink this one. High carbonation, mild sweetness, light toasted pale malts, not much hopping, just a lot of carbonation. Super light malt bill. Blonde ale it is. Just was a chore to drink a blonde ale, this shouldn't be.

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2.63/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear gold with a small white head, which leaves a small amount of lacing. The aroma is not very strong, and has some bread and light floral hops.

Tastes much like it smells with some bread and floral hops. Much like the aroma, the taste is not very strong. I don't mean not strong as in the amount of alcohol. I mean there is not much taste / flavor.

Light bodied with proper carbonation. A below average beer.

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Photo of drpimento
2.66/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was almost kind of alright. But there was something in the balance that was off. Also in the finish there was an unpleasant bitter.

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2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Pours clear pale golden with a one finger white foamy head that faded fast and left a little lacing behind.

Smell: Sweet and malty, with a faint fruit aroma like pears or dried apples. Pale sweet malts are predominant. A slight whiff of alcohol, which is unusual for a low ABV beer like this. It could be that the other aromas were so faint that the alcohol makes its way through.

Taste: Like it smells...light, sweeter and malty. The fruit notes of the aroma don't come out in the flavor, unfortunately. This is a little more watered down and basic than I hoped for. It's not a horrible beer for the Blonde style, but it's nothing special either. A little more balancing hops or yeast would have been nice, to add something to the simple flavor.

Mouth feel: Light body and crisp carbonation. Finishes semi-sweet on the tongue.

Overall: I like Fulton's "Sweet Child of Vine" that I've had on tap on a few occasions, and will try that one from the bottle next. I was hoping for more from this beer based on the recent hype over the brewery opening in town and bottles being available. This isn't a very good interpretation of the Blonde style and just doesn't do much for me. I won't seek it out again...but I'm hoping they try some more adventurous beers in the future. I might suggest this beer for friends or family who usually drink "Light" beer...but not for my other craft beer aficionado friends. Half a point bonus for the nice labeling on the bottle.

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2.73/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 266 ratings
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