Banff Ave Blonde Ale | Banff Ave. Brewing Co.

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Banff Ave Blonde AleBanff Ave Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Banff Ave. Brewing Co.
Alberta, Canada

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mild kolsch style ale is the first beer brewed in Banff. It is a smooth session beer. No regrets in the morning after enjoying this blonde. Drink, enjoy, repeat.

Added by vette2006c5r on 05-20-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of leaddog
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a straw gold with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell- Grass, grains, apple, lemon.

Taste- Predominate flavours are grass and grains followed by a hint of apple. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. A tad watery.

Overall- A crisp and refreshing mild kolsch. A simple flavour palate that can easily be sessionable.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint in snowy, frigid (of course, during my visit) Banff.

This beer appears a glassy pale golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of thin, soapy off-white head, which disappears quite readily, leaving a few specks of island group lace around the glass for its efforts.

It smells of sweet grainy malt, a bit of orchard fruit, and mildly floral hops. The taste is more of the same, but somehow enhanced - moderately sweet biscuity pale malt, some tropical fruit, and a bit of a more of the zingy strain of earthy, floral hops.

The carbonation is a bit frothy and initially palate-twinging, the body medium-light in weight, generally smooth, and fairly fresh. It finishes warm and grainy, and thus a-ok by me.

A decent enough Kolsch (actual pub-side naming aside) - crisp and drinkable, well represented by the heady malt and zingy hop sides of things.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.84/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a bright yellow color, with very nicehead. The smell wasnt presenet. The taste was a bit creamy, and had a slight malty flavor and a nice spice aftertone. The flavor wasnt very strong. Overall I felt for being advertised as a blonde ale, that it was pretty good.

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Banff Ave Blonde Ale from Banff Ave. Brewing Co.
3.27 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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