Bailey's Blonde Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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3.73/5
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167 Ratings
Bailey's Blonde AleBailey's Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies 6.5 - 7.5%

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,103
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
167
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had from the source at Cisco, this was the Nitro tap version so very smooth with a great feel overall. Golden look with a slightly hoppy finish. Haven't had the non-nitro version.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08/28/13 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Unusual is the first thing that comes to mind. Few reference points available. Assertive flavor. Balanced bitter/sweet tastes. Medium body. I don't find the creator's 'citrusy' finish but being bottle aged & seeing no date I assume I'm in uncharted waters here. All in all an interesting brew. Not one I would seek out, but I realize the caveats involved in this venture...all part of the quest.

PART II It turns out all of the 'character" was hanging out at the bottom of the bottle. At a slightly warmer temperature this took on the character of a strong Belgian ale. Yeasty & balanced. Like really good friends, it sometimes takes some getting used to.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No real bottle date and had some sediment at the base so I can only assume it's over 7 months old.

A - A very hazy amber yellow so not quite blonde at all. Head exploded forth filling my whole glass with foam even with a tilt. So far not good.

S - No real hops just a raw grain smell and maybe some musk.

T - OK this bottle is older than I thought I am for sure getting a wet cardboard flavor next to some bittering hops and a very raw grainy taste. A shell of it's former self.

M - Medium bodied.

Overall I may revisit since I liked the summertime lager but I even had that one with age and it was at least drinkable. This one resulted in a 1/4 of the bottle drain pour.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, bottled 4/11/12. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Hazy, gold body with a white head, low retention. Clear lacing. Aroma includes zesty citrus, maybe percimon and lemon. Taste has a crisp hop bitterness with a dry aftertaste. Some grapefruit flavor of hops, light in malt character. Not a bad beer, I'm sure it's just a touch past its prime.

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Bailey's Blonde Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 167 ratings