CAVU
NoDa Brewing Company

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #213
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,793
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
156
From:
NoDa Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  35
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews by JohnnyK:
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Jun 06, 2014
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-08-17 at the brewery and most recently on 2016-07-27 in Columbia, PA from a 16oz can.

A - Clear yellow with a 1-finger head and mild lace.

S - Fragrant with orange flesh, pale malt and floral.

T - Balanced malt and bitterness up front, then some citrus, wheat bread, peach, light spice, honey and some nice, lingering bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Nice feel for a lowish ABV. A touch prickly.

O - A very enjoyable Blonde with a nice hop kick. Lots of flavor for a low ABV brew. Not hop water by any means. A bit less punch than their Jam Session but I actually prefer this flavor. I especially like the amount of peach and bread sweetness they squeezed into a low ABV brew. Wish this were available in PA. I seek it out every time I'm near Charlotte, NC. It's one of my favorite beers in the 4.5% ABV range. The flavors really suit me.

Aug 17, 2014
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of grainy malts with a hint of light fruit sweetness(apple + peach) and a touch of lemon citrus. Light aromas of grassy hops are present in the finish.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of cracker and grainy malts with just a hint of light fruit (apple + peach) sweetness. That is followed by a light flavor of lemon citrus and slightly stronger flavors of grassy + earthy hops. Light amount of bitterness present in the finish which lingers for quite a while.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Refreshing and easy to drink, would likely make a nice tailgating beer for the first half of the football season here in NC. Enjoyable and one I would definitely get again.

Oct 05, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a can at the 2016 NCBMF.

Clear light golden body with a decent head.
This is a very flavorful and well balanced blonde, if a bit too strong for the style. No complaints though; this is a very nice light ale!

May 07, 2016
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Deep and slightly hazy body color, a little murky, deep lemon and slightly brown a well. Hardly any rising carbonation. Head creation is solid three fingers and fluffy light and white. Finishes with a styrofoam looking cap, and good staying power.

Nice tropical notes of guava, and a kind of peach and passion-fruit aroma on the nose. Light, not much wheat sensing density, but a very solid aroma for a style that I am not always crazy about to begin with. Very solid.

Pretty solid palate. No surprises here, a good tropical fruit sensing, and peachy like sweetness in the mid palate. An interesting mild unexpected hop herbality, green and slightly spicy as well. Lighter bodied and slight wet even for a blonde ale, with not much chewy texture, but not a total loss in the feel and flavor department.

A pretty decent American blonde, not bad.

May 12, 2015
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memphischas from Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18%

Oct 05, 2014
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Beerasaurus from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 29, 2016
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Aug 31, 2014
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Bilco from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 07, 2015
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brauseboof from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Sep 13, 2014
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Dec 13, 2014
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2dogbrew from Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

May 08, 2014
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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Oct 21, 2014
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RedWeizen83 from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an ok beer.

Nov 22, 2015
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mikeincharleston from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jun 24, 2014
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petermethot from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Jun 01, 2014
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nathanmiller from New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 14, 2015
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AlexFields from Tennessee

3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jan 12, 2015
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Tedm9991 from West Virginia

3/5  rDev -18%

Aug 29, 2014
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can was poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale yellow with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Nice floral hop aroma of tropical fruits,citrus, and grassy notes followed by simple wheat, toasted, and pale malts

Taste: Nice ripe tropical fruit and citrus with grassy and hop bitterness, bready, and pale malts in the rear. Light and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, light bitterness, and medium carbonation

Overall: Wish I had more of this. Road trip from Boston to Charlotte, NC anyone? I'll definitely enjoy this one again in the future.

Dec 31, 2014
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sendbeer from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Oct 20, 2014
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Typical Blonde ale...highly drinkable, but forgettable at the same time.

Sep 29, 2020
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thagr81us from South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap in to a shaker. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to half a finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, peaches, peach pits, fruit, wheat, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, peaches, spice, earth, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The peach note on this one was actually quite nice to find. For the style this one was really quite nice as there was that additional touch of something extra that helped to make this one stand out from the rest. Very easy to drink and rather enjoyable.

May 03, 2014
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DaPan from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jul 22, 2014
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sonofliberty2 from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jul 27, 2014
CAVU from NoDa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 156 ratings