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30A Beach Blonde Ale | Grayton Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grayton Beer Company
Florida, United States
graytonbeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
LIFE SHINES on Scenic Highway 30A. But 30A is much more than a strand of idyllic beach villages along Florida's Gulf Coast. This light-bodied blonde ale greets your palate with a subtle citrus nuance and mild malt sweetness. 30A Beach Blonde Ale is a refreshing and sessionable ale that conjures up that relaxed coastal attitude anytime, anywhere. So kick off your flip-flops, grab a cold 30A Beach Blonde Ale, and relax. Slow down, you're here.

Added by Das_Reh on 03-16-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
82
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
33.84%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 82
Reviews by Das_Reh:
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2.14/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Never had anything by Grayton before. Not much info on this one since it's a new release and is regional. I just added this beer to the BA.com catalog and I couldn't find the ABV or IBU ratings anywhere, so I apologize.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A = A golden yellow beer, crystal clear, with a fizzy 1 finger head that dissipated quickly into a thin film.

S = Smells a lot like an adjunct lager...

T = Tastes a lot like an adjunct lager... thin, watery, and spritzy with that typical BMC ricey, cooked vegetable flavor. Seems more like an attempt to compete with Landshark and Corona than a serious craft brew. If I was given this beer without knowing what it was, I would have assumed it was some sort of light lager.

M = Medium-heavy carbonation, super slick and watery. Very easy to drink.

O = Very disappointed with this one, and I'm thankful I only bought two bottles as opposed to an entire six pack. As a thirst quencher on a hot day at the beach, it would be just fine, but as something to enjoy and savor, pretty much anything else is a better choice. There are a lot of good breweries in Florida (Cigar City anyone?) but after this one, I'm hesitant to give anything by Grayton another try.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DuffDaddy
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Ok enough Blond Ale, but had a funky little flavor at the end I couldn't put my finger on. Split a six-pack of bottles with Bro and Bob while watching vintage motorcycle racing at the Barber Motorsports park in B'ham Alabama.

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Photo of dhughes20
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Hugh37
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcbeers
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seavercm
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of ordybill
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The aroma is weak and slightly hop scented. The appearance is slightly murky amber with a small white head. The flavor is uneventful. I have had a lot better.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Keith_R
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of StevenMilligan
2.84/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewAskew
3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CRJMellor
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Genx
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of PHarm
2.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

30A Beach Blonde Ale has a very thick, spongy, off-white head, a hazy, almost orange-gold appearance, with some ascending bubbles, and heavy lacing, left on the glass. The beer becomes even hazier, when the caked, tan sediment is swished & poured in. Aroma is of slightly lemony, biscuity malt, white bread crust, sweetness, and sourdough. Taste is of all that, with a just noticeable hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is fluffy and medium, and 30A Beach Blonde Ale finishes semi-dry and highly gulp-able.

RJT

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Photo of UTPharm2012
2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

For the price, tastes just like a regular beer you drink on the beach. Pass.

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Photo of markjarema11
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Sweenz
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BdM
2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of gerite
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A very light bodied beer that goes well with a hot summer day on the beach. Mostly malty with a slight fruit taste. Pairs very well with seafood. A very drinkable beer.

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Photo of HardyA
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWhaler
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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30A Beach Blonde Ale from Grayton Beer Company
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