Golden Wing
Finch Beer Co.

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From:
Finch Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.3 | pDev: 15.45%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
118
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 13, 2022
Added:
Apr 21, 2011
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  7
SCORE
76
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Notes: Finch's Blonde Ale is an easy drinking and approachable American craft beer. It has a moderately sweet malty aroma and is deep gold in color. We like to think of this particular one as more of a 'Dirty Blonde.' When you first pour it, a soft lacey foam clings to the glass as malty aromas fill your nose and linger to the final sip. Upon finish, this blonde turns heads with a smooth finish and a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoy this medium-bodied craft beer anytime of year.
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This was the best beer they made that I tasted.
Average blonde ale, nothing much to speak of.
Not bad though.
Jun 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Aug 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Vestlake from Alabama

3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Can pour, half a finger head. Typical blonde color. The aroma and taste are similar and there's something in there I don't like. I don't know if it's the combination of citrus flavor and the hop bitterness, but I didn't like this beer as much as I thought I would.
Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by puftdank from Illinois

Mar 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by CityofWind_brew from Illinois

Mar 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by ColorMeBaddFann from Illinois

Dec 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by saison90 from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Cook82 from Maryland

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.3 by Rukasu from District of Columbia

Sep 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by ackeeper from Illinois

Sep 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ckr1451 from Georgia

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.72 by GameOfBeers from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by cd34 from Illinois

Aug 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by MattM from Illinois

Aug 08, 2014
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Reviewed by jaredtp from Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
It has been a long time since I have had this beer. But from what I can remember this beer was ok. The taste was not all that bad. I enjoyed the sweet and malty flavor that this beer has. The aroma was not all that bad as well. I liked the golden color that this beer has as well.
Jul 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by pat_usher from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jul 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by wrightst from Maryland

Jul 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by schuler from Illinois

Jul 04, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by tpaetow from Missouri

Jun 13, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by Thesoundandthefury from Washington

Jun 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by KevMo84 from California

May 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

May 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BrewClint from Illinois

Apr 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Apr 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kevin_Young from Illinois

Mar 17, 2014
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Reviewed by mrfrancis from Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a creamy, fluffy white head. Head retention is very good. Lacing is moderate.

S: Aromas of bread, biscuits, honey, cream, caramel, lemon, minerals, grass, and straw are present on the nose.

T: Notes of bread, biscuit, cream, and minerals are apparent on the entry, but are pushed aside by notes of lemon rind, lime zest, grapefruit pith, grass, straw, and herbs. Bitter citrus flavors linger on the finish, but are balanced by subtle notes of cream, minerals, biscuit, and honey.

M: Very light in body, creamy, and smooth. Carbonation is crisp.

O: An interesting and underrated blonde ale. There is a lot to take in here, especially when compared with many other ales of this style. I love the turbulent, complex flavor profile.
Mar 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

Mar 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Mar 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BrandonOakes from Pennsylvania

Jan 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BeerMeister8 from New Hampshire

Jan 01, 2014
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From the can. Sampled on December 22, 2013.

The pour is cloudy yellow with a short-lived white head. The head does not last very long. I think it looks the way it should be.

The aroma has a summer sweetness including crisp clean grains, grass, and orange citrus. Hops are downplayed.

The body is light and refreshing.

The taste tends to bring out the orange citrus more than anything else but there are plenty of grainy toasted malts and a clean crisp hop finale. It really is what is is supposed to be.
Dec 23, 2013
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
16 oz can, no date.

appears a hazy golden color, with bone-white head. smells of sweet grain, a bit yeasty. clean taste, slightly sweet. no hops detected at all. medium body, coats the mouth. medium carbontion. overall it's okay, easy drinking neutral beer.
Dec 14, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by BrandonSeal from Illinois

Dec 01, 2013
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Pounder can poured into a standard pint glass. The brew pours a clear light golden yellow color with a finger of white head that fades back to soapy lacing and a thin film across the top.

The aroma has a bit of perfume-like lemon to coriander character over a slight yeast spicing like black pepper. Minor hints of earth and wheaty grain are also present but they play a very minor supporting role to the lemon inclusion.

The taste has a lemony zesty bitterness almost grassy and solvent and perfune-like. A touch of herbal conponent and faint yeast almost like clove and pepper are noticed with additional sips. However, the oily lemon-like zest and bitterness is the dominating character.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a very light amount of carbonation. It is pretty bitter for a blonde with almost astringent perfume finish. It i ok to say ive tried it but I would avoid ever having this again.
Nov 18, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Nov 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by tripledbrew from Kentucky

Oct 30, 2013
Golden Wing from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 171 ratings