Tasty Waves
Karbach Brewing Co.

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From:
Karbach Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #265
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,165
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 13.35%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 03, 2022
Added:
Apr 09, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  7
SCORE
81
Good
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Rated: 4.25 by hester7 from Texas

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not worth repeating. Malty blah that isn’t all that refreshing. Reminds me a bit of the low end Trader Joe’s offering. Kind of a headache producer from the first sip.
Jun 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by jeschaefer from Texas

Oct 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Young_Nervous from Louisiana

3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Frothy, citrusy, and salty. This ale uses a lot of strong flavors to hide its innate bitterness, and I certainly don't hate it. The hoppiness is successfully hidden by the fruity, tangy bite. If you want something to snap open with friends on a summer afternoon, this is the can to crack.
P.S.
The can is a beautiful light blue. Perfect for the tone the beer is trying to set.
Jul 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.61 by S-Taylor from Texas

Jul 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.65 by ealvara from Texas

Jun 22, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Look: Clear gold. One finger of foamy white head with good retention.

Smell: Banana, orange, and tropical fruit.

Taste: Mild malt and hops in balance. Nothing really stands out. Like ale-flavored seltzer.

Mouthfeel: Full body with high carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing, but far too plain.
Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.48 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Jul 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.06 by greenspointexas from Texas

Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by nyrblue2 from New York

May 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Lesiergreshman from Texas

May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. Best Enjoyed By 060119 printed on bottom of can. So we still got a month of freshness in this one. Got it from the grocery store as part of a $10 six pack mixer.

Appearance - The can was EXTREMELY foam upon opening. Had to emergency pour it into the glass to prevent spillage. Opaque medium yellow body with absolutely massive head somewhere between pancake batter and suds in consistency. Very weak stick and only very thin lacing composed of medium sized bubbles. 3.75

Smell - Pepper. Banana. Citrus rind. Some alcohol underneath. Grass clippings. Tobasco. 4

Taste - Has a sour, tart gueuze like character. 4

Mouthfeel - Sour, tart, very acidic cleansing quality but not too astringent. 4

Overall - This doesn't really feel like an American Blonde, this has a tartness more similar to a gueuze but it's refreshing nevertheless and enjoyable. 4
May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Apr 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.17/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a bit hazy with a good sized head. Smells slightly fruity and a bit malty. Very smooth and easy to drink, fruity and great mouth feel. One of the better blonde ales I've had.
Apr 17, 2019
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
No doubt that this is a summer ale. Light, fruity, refreshing. Maybe a bit boring. I am sure this would taste fantastic while floating down the Guadalupe river.
Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by Jodio from Texas

Oct 29, 2018
 
Rated: 2.94 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

Aug 23, 2018
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Reviewed by mjurney from Texas

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Appearance:
Bright straw, a little haze. Highly carbonate rising. Thick frothy head that sticks around, leaves a very nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Some tartness, fruity, malty sweetness.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Tartness up front, lemony, sour yogurt, just a little peppery. Semi-sweet malts, cracker. Hop bitterness is super low. Crisp-dry finish. Light-medium bodied, tangy, crisp, refreshing, super drinkable.

Overall:
Taste more like Gose style than a typical Blonde Ale.
Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by erk0607 from Colorado

Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by monorailred from Texas

Jul 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by cgrunin from Texas

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jun 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by elprofe from Texas

Jun 16, 2018
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I actually had forgotten I had these in my fridge when I went out for a surfing sesh today...the sesh wasn't all that good and this beer was only a tad bit better...

The coloration was very hazy and very pale to add on, not something that caught my eye, though there was a nice layer of foam that lasted a good while before dissipating from existence. The beer's odor was by far it's best attribute - a peachy smell that touch the sweet spot of my nose. Mouthfeel and taste were mostly okay. A highly carbonated brew that I don't necessarily gravitate towards and a taste that was slightly uninspired. Again, this isn't bad, it's just not the Tasty Wave Spicoli so much liked...
Jun 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Jun 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by mamaraza from Texas

Jun 09, 2018
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Has notes of gose, heffeweisen, and kolsch beers. Excellent when it's ice cold and the day is hot. Easy drinking and different yet tasty. Another one from karbach that I love.
May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.08 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

May 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Jbbdrinker from Texas

1.79/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A strawed colored ale with a lasting lacing. A slight boggy smell rises off the brew. This tastes liked soured and salted beer. There is a ghost note of sweetness, but it is squashed by the waves of sea salt. A lingering pickle juice flavor coates the tongue. I won't be picking this up again.
May 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jame515 from Texas

Apr 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Apr 20, 2018
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A gose-cum-blonde ale. Drinks tart and refreshing with a bit of lactic twang and acidity.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE
Apr 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.19 by BeerBeast from Florida

Apr 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by Dface from Texas

Apr 11, 2018
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Rated by StArnoldFan from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I’m a fan. Super fruity. Will be an excellent summer time pool beer.
Apr 10, 2018
Tasty Waves from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 39 ratings