Big Pond Blonde Ale
Finch Beer Co.

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
ABV:
5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 6.82%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
From:
Finch Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
81
Good
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of caramel, citrus and floral notes. It tasted sweet with caramel and a mild citrus bitterness.

Aug 24, 2018
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I want to like Finch (but Big Pond is only my third.) With Finch too young to have developed a website, my review flies based on a cryptic can. Albeit pleasantly designed, the can indicates a Chicago-Centric marketing appeal. (The Pond is Lake Michigan and the can shows other Chi-icons.)

As for the beer, it Looks like a straw blond and its foam disappears quick. Smells greet me balanced, malt and hops play nice. Taste is less nice; claiming only 20 IBU (which I don't believe), its bitterness lingers longer than I appreciate. I did not have it with food, but it probably would suit leftovers. (But, I'd use a stand-by for a meal that was work to prepare.)

Jul 14, 2017
Big Pond Blonde Ale from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 10 ratings