Twisted Pine Blonde | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine BlondeTwisted Pine Blonde

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Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Crosling on 12-19-2003

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Photo of Tiernan
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of schoon
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A small white head settles into a thin lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Sour grains with some light hops blended with it aroma.

Sour to almost a slight bitter grain malt taste that seems to have a little hops bite as well.

Dry with some bittering in the aftertaste of this light bodied beer.

An alright tasting blonde, nothing fancy but it does carry with it some taste.

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Photo of LeeW
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of drone
2.25/5  rDev -33%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Birmingham
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: A mild sweet aroma, with honey like character.

Appearance: It a pours pale yellow with a slight haze, with a medium white head that did not persist.

Flavor: The initial taste was of bread/yeast. Then it transitioned to light malty (sweet) character with mild graininess.

Mouth feel: It has a light body that finished sweet.

Overall Impression: I did not like the bread/yeast taste; once it faded, it became was nice beer to drink. I don't see my looking for this style of beer.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle without any freshness date. Pours a slightly hazy, medium gold color with a very nice 3-finger white head. Retention is pretty decent and does not leave much lacing.

Nose is sweet with quite a bit of light fruit presence. Watermelon, peaches, starfruit and apricot. Hides most of whatever light malts and hops that may be lurking beneath the fruit.

Taste is definitely light, grainy maltiness with a bit of fruit, but not as much as in the nose. There is an Alka-seltzer chalk/chlorine flavor that I find to be in many homebrews. There is a nice little hop bite on the end, but the hops are all bitterness and do not contribute much, if any flavor. Its pretty easy to drink and has a decently full body, even somewhat creamy. That said, it is really not that interesting of a beer, even considering the style.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It has golden body that is a bit hazy. The head and lace are both and are both white and they are both great. The aroma is mainly sweet and malty with some hay like tones. It taste a little bit sweet then mildly bitters out to a grassy taste but something is not quite right. It has a thin body with plenty of carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of mytireisfat
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Short 12oz brown bottle. No best by date.

A: Half finger head, that retains well. Well carbonated. Golden color.

S: Sweet caramel flavor. Honey flavor, and some hops.

T: Honey for sure! a little bit of hops, and a grass flavor.

M: Light body and well carbonation.

D: Easy to drink. a good beer. i will buy this one again. out of the twisted pine brews, this is one of the better ones.

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Photo of bmwats
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Straw color. Thorough carbonation. Tiny bubbles rise throughout the brew. Pours a giant, frothy, white head. Settles slowly leaving plenty of sticky residue on the sides of the glass as it does. Never fully deteriorates. Looks kind of like a root beer float. Very substantial beer ring, spider web, the full monty of lacing remains.

S: Hay and grass and a very light baked bread. Just a touch of clove and lemon citrus.

T: Tastes like it smells. Light grainy flavor with just a touch of clove or oregano, a bit of citrus, and a subtle piny hop. A nice little pungency to balance it out.

M: Light bodied and refreshing. A little pungent to start, and just a little piny to finish. A bit of a metallic aftertaste lingers.

D: Really drinks easy, although the aftertaste is a touch harsh.

Atmosphere is pretty solid here. Really great appearance. Nice bright hue, tiny bubbles of effervescence, a giant frothy head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is pronounced. Nothing overwhelming or exciting, but not washed-out subdued, or just dead. Light body, but full flavor. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of soju6
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma or grain, bit of malt sweetness and trace of citrus.

T: Flavor follows the aroma with grain and mild malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Seems a bit bland.

F: Light body, with just a bit of crispness.

O: Decent drinker, that goes down quite easy. Sort of a middle of the road for the style.

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Photo of Tone
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold/straw color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, grain, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and slight wheat. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight hop, and slight wheat. Overall, good aroma and blend, but lacking in appearance and body.

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Photo of Spineypanda
4.12/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice golden color with a small but present head.
Smells of honey! Lots of honey. If I smelled a bottle of honey this is what I would smell.
Tastes like honey as well, not overwhelmingly so but has a nice amount of it to the taste. Can still taste the malts but is well balanced.
I like this beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average (~C+) given the brewery, which sometimes offers better than average beers but usually hovers around a C for me. No ABV on bottle. No best before or bottling date either. My second beer of the night.

Acquired as part of a variety box at Tipsy's Liquor World in Littleton, Colorado.

Served straight from the refrigerator and not allowed to warm much; I like my blondes cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food. Consumed on a full stomach.

A: Pours a half finger beige colour head - quite thin, without much cream at all, and of bad retention (<30 seconds). Colour is a light copper-yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Unappealing. Resembles a macroshite lager.

Sm: Barley, lemongrass, clean full malts, butterscotch (diacetyl?), and unobtrusive background hops (indistinct). A mild strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Lemongrass, full barley, clean indistinct malts (save for crystal, which is a bit overdone in the grain bill methinks), straw, and lemon peel. Diacetyl. None of the lemon is fresh or particularly genuine. More a stale artificial sort of feel. Decently balanced, but built in a troublesome manner - nothing is particularly refreshing or pleasant about it. A simple by-the-numbers run of the mill blonde. Why brew this? No yeast or alcohol come through.

Mf: Smooth and wet - bordering on watery. Too thin. Carbonation is off, but I can't quite tell in which direction. Doesn't really suit the flavour.

Dr: A drinkable but mediocre blonde. Don't get this. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. Very forgettable. Very boring and bland. Meh.


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Photo of zeff80
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of caramel and floral notes.

T - Good caramel sweetness with a very mild spiciness.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is an okay blonde. Nothing spectacular but drinkable.

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Photo of Kemmerlin
4.36/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a bold golden color with a thin completely diminishing head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Smelled like toasted almonds and warm buttered bread.

T: I am a fan of the taste, butterscotch, vanilla, and fresh baked bread. The aftertaste is mild but pleasant and sticks around for awhile leaving a gentle reminder of the brew.

M/D: Crisp and refreshing feel that touches all the right areas in a good way. Honestly this beer has a distinct smell and taste for a blonde ale and that is what makes it very drinkable. I highly recommend giving this brew a try and I am definitely adding it to my favorites list.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Slatetank
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up in the crate of ales mixed case, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker from the 12oz bottle.

The color is light golden with mild hazed look with thick white head with fine bead and swirls of lace that stick...retention is very good. The smell is nice with a slight pine hop and fruity yeast ester with light sweet malt smell. The feel is decent with good carbonation level and moderately sweet with light bitterness and slight creamy yeast texture finish is semi-dry with medium body and low alcohol influence.

The taste is better than average with some gentle malt providing a backdrop to the mild hop flavor which adds dimension to the slight fruitiness of the yeast which is more stone fruit with light tang of citrus flavor which is almost orange-like in the hop taste. Overall I like this it is not dull and is drinkable which is more than you can say about most blonde ales. I think the flavor is very good for the style and I would drink this again considering it exceeded my expectations

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rowew
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle. Standard twisted pine label in yellow. Spot for date bottled, but it isn't marked.

Appearance: Bright yellow color with a light haze and just a bit of sediment. Medium head.

Smell: Clean grain, a bit of citrus and floral hops in the finish.

Taste: Starts off with a nice bready malt flavor, then a bit of hops and citrus leave a nice crisp finish.

Overall impression: Highly drinkable - this would be a great gateway beer.

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Twisted Pine Blonde from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 40 ratings