Upside Down Blonde | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States
flat12.me

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This American Blonde Ale is brewed with pilsner and wheat malt for a light and refreshing year-round brew. Its soft malt character is complimented by the addition of American Noble hops to provide a smooth balanced flavor without aggressive bitterness.

23 IBU

Added by AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
15.17%
 
 
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0
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Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nctide
3.32/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Canned July 6th? ?

Straw yellow with a decent head of foam. Smell is atrocious. Like garbage sitting around for a while. Must be the noble hops and wheat at the weakest state of its existence.

Not going to rate as it is since that wouldn't be fair to the brewer. 3s all around.

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Photo of LJWalker
2.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Phoneguy
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stashcraft08
2.87/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ValerieFlat12
4.8/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: Light, Golden, effervescent
Smell: Wheat, light grains
Taste: Light, crisp, refreshing, subtle Noble hops
Feel: effervescent, light lacing, light body

Great summer beer! Love it in the new cans.

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Photo of bwood06
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a Helles glass

A - Hard pour produces a head that is 3/4 of a finger in height and is a light froth in appearance. The head dissipates very quickly and is a bright white in color. The beer itself is slightly hazy with moderate to high carbonation with readily visible bubbles, large in size, rising quickly toward the surface. 3.5/5

S - Light sweet cereal grains, wheat, and a light caramel sweetness make up the majority of the aroma with the focus really being on the malt and wheat with this beer. There is a bit of a green apple aroma as well as a bit of pear and peach with grassy hops notes. 4/5

T - Light caramel and Cheerios hit my tongue right off the bat providing a nice grainy sweetness prior to any bitterness to follow. There is a bit of lightly toasted wheat bread. Not overly wheat. The middle is comprised primarily of a slightly fruitiness, much like the aroma, with hints of peach and pear. A bit of citrus peel and grassy bitterness finish off the flavor profile with the bitterness being a bit more heightened than expected and it lingers for quite some time. 3.5/5

M - Significant carbonation burn until the swallow. Moderately drying with a dryness that lingers. Light bodied in stature. 3.5/5

O - Light drinking beer, as a blonde should be. However there is significantly more bitterness than I expect from a blonde or a wheat ale. Flavors, with the exception of the bitterness, come across more as undertones than jump out and grab you flavors. 3.5/5

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Photo of docoman
2.87/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

disappointing, if I closed my eyes this could've been a labatt's blue... nothing special

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolen12
3.76/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Theniz
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of bluetrevian
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JamesS
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of cardinals22
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of indy351
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of cookiemonster
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Cozuma
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Seehearcait
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Bamwaterski
4.75/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy light lemon gold. One inch of sudsy white head dissipates slowly.

Smells of light barley malt and light citrus with a slight dry bitter hop element.

Light citrus sweetness over a light fresh grassy malt with a slight dry hop with minimal bitterness.

Medium body with fluffy carbonation throughout.

I think this one is a bit underrated. It's very drinkable and sessionable and it has a surprisingly good appearance and body. The aroma and flavor are balanced and inoffensive. It's not some sort of groundbreaking ale but it's not trying to be. It's quite good for what it is.

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Photo of jeremy3311
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Upside Down Blonde from Flat 12 Bierwerks
3.23 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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