Patriot Ale | JoBoy's Brew Pub

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JoBoy's Brew Pub
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Blonde Ale is smooth, easy drinking beer with a light body, and has the lowest alcohol content of our offerings. With light fruity esters, a touch of malt character, and just enough hops to keep things balanced. This is a very approachable selection for those new to craft beer.

Added by akorsak on 07-03-2010

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of woodychandler
3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Transcribed from notes:

It was presented with a finger of bone-white head, but it had all but disappeared by the time that I got to it. It had a light maltiness on the nose, but it was pretty innocuous, by intent. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and I actually could taste some bittering hops in the mouth. It would not put off the novice, which is who this was intended for, but it was acti=ually more bitter than some low alcohol beers that I have had. Finish was lightly sweet, not overwhelming, pleasant enough as a diversion, but just not my speed.

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Photo of akorsak
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at the brewpub.

A: The blonde ale is appropriately blonde, a pale golden yellow color that is crystal clear. A thin band of head separates the beer from the air, like a band of wax in a Mason jar of preserves.

S: The blonde ale has a fruity sweet aroma, malt driven. The nose is generally mild, especially on the hop-front.

T: The esters are a welcome addition to the blonde ale, spicing it up significantly. The biscuity pale malts are light, a soft base for the sweetness of the yeast. Hoppiness is almost nonexistent but I think that any significant bitterness would get in the way. The finish of the ale, for such a small beer, is quite nice, showcasing more of the spicy fruitiness.

M: The mouthfeel is yeast-driven, accelerated beyond what a normal blonde ale should be. A good start to my day.

D: The weakest (by abv) offering at JoBoy's, this is a strong gateway brew, a good drink.

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Patriot Ale from JoBoy's Brew Pub
3.56 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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