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Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 09-24-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
141
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
23.42%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 141
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow with nice, brilliant white cap and minor lacing.

Smell: Lemon, grass and citrus. Pretty floral and dry smelling.

Taste: Bread, lemon and a light grassiness. Finish is floral, not bitter. Unfortunately, there is an aftertaste that I would almost say is medicinal, despite not having any cherry flavor.

Feel: Light but firm body. Lively carbonation. Finish is almost nicely dry, but the lingering aftertaste has some residual sweetness.

Overall: If not for the aftertaste, this would have been a top notch Blonde Ale. This is my first experience with Steel Toe, but I bought the other three year round bombers they offer, and I remain very hopeful about those.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer has a clear, golden look to it with virtually no head. There is not much to the smell... grains, yeast, and faintly hoppy. The taste is very refreshing. It has a slightly hop taste with no bitterness. It tastes like a nice lager.

Would I buy it again? Definitely! You could drink it all night and not get tired of it!

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy straw from a 22 oz. bomber into a 19 oz Spiegelau IPA glass crowned by a clingy 2” off-white foam collar that recedes to a thick film. S: Citrusy fresh laundry, floral and earthy hops T: A little white bread backed by a moderate hop bitterness. F: Light but creamy, medium high carbonation O: Nothing too overpowering, well balanced, refreshing and drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale straw golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A light but crisp and refreshing smelling aroma. Bready pale malts and wheat cereal grains with good hints of crackers and yeast. Nice hints of citrus lemon zest and orange. Some floral hops. Light hint of honey like sweetness. A laid back but solid smell.

Taste: Again, light and easy drinking as expected, but with some really nice subtle flavors. Pale malts and wheat grains with solid hints of bread, yeast, hay, and crackers. Good citrus fruit taste of lemon zest and orange. Light hint of honey. Floral hops add a light bitterness and earthy quality. Hop presence is actually fairly vibrant considering the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and somewhat tart and juicy. Very easy drinking.

Overall: A very solid summer beer. One of the fuller tasting examples of the Blonde style. Nice citrus taste.

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Photo of dc55110
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_G
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jignrig
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Snow81
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

They did a Great Job!

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of thorkelson
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber at the Four Firkins for $5. I should have bought another. It's a simple, but very tasty and well-made blonde ale that borders on the lighter side of a pale ale. The aroma is a mix of lightly toasted pale malt and mild, floral tangerine hops. These carry through to the flavor, where the gentle, floral hops character picks up, reminding me of a for subtle Surly Bitter Brewer. It's smooth, very drinkable and finished with a little kick of pale malt grain instead of hops. Wow, this is a great session beer.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of djschnabel
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of morimech
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pale golden color with a slight haze. A solid two fingers of head that had good retention. The head settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is mostly sweet, bready malt. Not picking up much of the advertised floral hops.

Not picking up much hops in the flavor either. Not overly sweet thankfully. The malt has some bready, grainy qualities. It has a clean flavor but falling short of being a crisp beer.

I really dig the mouthfeel. Great texture for a light beer with the carbonation nearing perfection.

A good blonde ale. However it is ridiculously expensive. I would never buy another bottle again at the current bomber price.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of WMbeer
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yulles
5/5  rDev +31.6%

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