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Provider | Steel Toe Brewing

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Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 09-24-2011

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 142
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to LaCoursiere for this bottle.

A: Pours a slight cloudy, but mainly translucent, yellowish-orange. There is about 1/2 finger of pure white head. There is little to no lacing as it drinks.

S: This brew smells sweet, and a bit on the malty side. I'm picking up scents of rose hips, bubblegum, banana, clove, and just a touch of citrus.

T: The taste is nice. It starts off with some malty sweetness and fresh cut grass. The floral notes come through a little later. The finish has a nice little citrus note to it. This beer reminds me of Ellicottville's Mowmaster's Ultra Pale Ale.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts off a bit wet with light carbonation and finishes dry.

O: This beer is pretty good. It's not amazing, but it's totally drinkable. I almost feel like this beer would serve well as a summer seasonal. It's the perfect brew on a hot summer day. It's very refreshing, and tastier than your average lighter styled beers.

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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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Photo of maximum12
2.79/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bomber at the 4F, evidently they're only getting out to a few places around the brewery. Had a few sips out of a growler a while back & liked it, so, here we are.

Split into two pint glasses on a quiet Wednesday evening. Looks watery golden. Smells like a field of damp grains - with a bad case of mold. Something off in the nose; like unidentified leftovers gone bad in the fridge. Definitely don't recall that from the first time.

Provider's flawed nose doesn't carry over to the taste, which is better. Again with the grains, hazed wet hops, white bread, sliver of orange. All subtle, all quiet, subdued. But the taste takes a hit from the nose which has to be endured with each sip.

Not sure if this is an off-bottle or not, but the nose really brings this down. Fix that & this would be a solid ale.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. $4.99, not too bad of a price. Pours a straw colored golden color, slighlty hazy with a white foamy head. Light aroma of orange and cut grass. The orange notes are really nice. I’d describe my first sip as light and refreshing. Subtle orange sweetness mixed with a ever so slight rind bitterness. Slight hint of pepper. Ends fairly cleanly. Medium/light mouthfeel. Overall, pretty nice and refreshing. Nothing overly complicated or complex but at only 5% this is a very nice very day drinker.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bomber from my local store today. I had previously had a sample at the Autumn Brew Review as well. Poured a clear, pale, hazy yellow, white foam head. Did not leave much lacing. Smell was floral and slightly citrus. Taste was light, some malt presence balanced by slightly floral and grassy hop with some orange pith bitterness around the edges of the tongue. Feels on the lighter side of medium with lively carbonation. Finished clean and slightly bitter. Overall is an easy drinking ale, perhaps well suited to sessioning or a summer BBQ.

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Photo of gatornation
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a bomber

A- pours a nice slight hazed golden yellow color with a 1 finger white head with spotty lacing

S- was floral hops and baked bread with and a touch of lemon and spice

T- floral citrus hops with baked bread malts a lemon grass in the background a hint of spice

M- good carbonation very fresh it was just days old

O- a great hoppy citrus blond ale that i could drink all the time..but @ $5 a bomber its very expensive..put this in 6 paks pls

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Photo of nppeders
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - crystal clear and the color of straw. one finger head that leaves a bit of lacing. very nice.

smell - a little bread, maybe some corn nothing that jumps out.

taste - sweet bread, yeast, light, tiny bit of citrus on the end along with a lingering sweetness.

mouthfeel - thicker mouthfeel then expected with a tab bit of creaminess, highly carbonated.

overall - very easy drinker, but probably not worth the $4.99 price tag. If it were $2.99 or $3.99 I'd probably go for it again.

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Photo of hardy008
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale gold with a two finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma has a bread malt smell with some floral hops.

Definitely has a bread malt flavor with floral hops at the end. This beer was bottled one week ago and tastes as fresh as it is. Very refreshing. Has a slightly bitter taste.

Light bodied with lively carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very refreshing and easy to drink. This is definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

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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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Photo of KarlHungus
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recede quickly into nice lacing. The aroma is of bready malt, tangerines, and floral hops. The taste is very floral with a nice bready finish. This is balanced, refreshing taste. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a really good beer. If this were is six pack form I could see myself drinking this regularly.

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Provider from Steel Toe Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 142 ratings.
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