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The Bronx Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by oriolesfan4 on 09-26-2016

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Photo of Gmann
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale straw color with a wispy white head that settles into a small ring.

The aroma is of a crackery malt, lightly fruity yeast and limey hop.

The taste is of a general fruitiness from the yeast. Dry neutral malt and slightly grassy hop.

The feel is light, crisp and fairly clean. Light sweet on the palate.

An easy drinking brew. A pils with ale yeast. Good substitute for macro lagers.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head. Aroma is of grassy hops, some citrus fruit and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops dominate pale malt on the palate. Finish is long and very dry. Good brew.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Bronx Brewery "Banner"
12 fl. oz. can coded "1008A8" (whatever that means)
$1.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: This beer is now labeled as a Kolsch. I hate that, Kolsch implies that it's from Koln, otherwise it's a Kolsch-style beer. Rant over. Let's see how good it is.... it pours a hazy yellow gold body beneath a finger thick head of creamy white foam. That's not bad if you don't mind the haze, but if you're going to call it a Kolsch it should be clear. The aroma is a bit lemony and piney and grassy over some sweetish grainy malt. It certainly gets your attention, but at the same time it smells a little bit like a cleaning product. Hopefully the flavor will be better... yes, but the same characteristics remain. It's also quite floral, which I didn't get in the aroma. I'm not sure if I like it or hate it, but I certainly don't love it, not that that matters, it's just my personal taste. A firm bitterness backs it and allows it to finish dry, and some lemon and herbs linger in the aftertaste. The head has dropped but it's got a decent collar, and it left some pretty nice lacing behind. In the mouth it's light-medium in body and gently crisp. Overall I'd call it well balanced between malt sweetness and bitterness, and malt flavor and hops. Statistically its bitterness and color match that of a Kolsch but I find the hops an odd choice, and the clarity is an issue. Maybe they should have stuck with "blonde ale" although that probably doesn't sell as well. So it is what it is. In the end it's nicely done.
3.75/3.75/4/4/3.75 =

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Photo of pro45
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can. Gold pour, very small, soapy head. Smell is almost all grain. Taste is primarily grains, no hop presence, some grass and sweetness on the back end. Mouth feel is light to medium, finishes dry. This was not bad at all and would be a perfect summer thirst quencher.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 32oz growler into a can style glass.

Ok ok is a pale dull yellow with a white head.

Aroma is biscuit malt and a light hop.

Taste is a light blonde easy drinking.

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Photo of Profundobaso
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz can.
Look - pale yellow, slightly cloudy, lots of carbonation, no head. Really looks like an adjunct lager more than anything else.
Smell - lemon, some hops, and some malts. not unpleasant.
Taste - slightly tart taste with a hoppy finish. crisp and refreshing.
Feel - light bodied, medium-high carbonation, and extremely drinkable.
Overall - being a bit stringent with this beer, but it is a very drinkable and refreshing brew from Bronx Brewery. Personally prefer a Kolsch, but this is not half bad.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewerrico
4.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Blackop555
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours Light hazy, light gold. Foamy, short, Whitehead that is short-lived with light lacing.

Smells Green, Lemon, grassy and bready malts.

Tastes Bready Malt, lemon, citrus peel, floral and light grassiness. Followed by grainy and a hint of apple and pear. Finish is dry with floral bitterness and light green. Lighter body and smooth lightly fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of bwood06
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A buddy of mine and I were on our annual baseball trip in NYC this year so of course we were sampling as many local brews as possible. This one sounded excellent for taking in a ballgame so I ordered it up.

This beer pours a cloudy, orangish-golden color that shows off moderate carbonation and is topped with a thick, frothy white head that dissipates slowly to a rocky layer with a neck that is retained for a good long while. 3.75/5 The aroma reminds me more of Belgian Pale Ale than a Blonde Ale with orange peel and coriander spiciness really coming out nicely as well as a bit of a grainy undertone. There is a light fruitness other than orange peel that comes through as well, but it is hard to distinguish specific notes. 3.5/5 The flavor profile is fairly deep for the abv with the same notes as the aroma coming through along with a bit of funk and yeast. Bitterness is very light and doesn't linger after swallowing. 3.5/5 This is a lightly carbonated beer that is slightly dry and prickly with the dryness lingering lightly after swallowing. 4/5 This is a good beer for gameday and sits nicely even on a hot day. It is not crazy complex or crazy simple, rather falling somewhere in between with plenty of aroma and flavor to satisfy. 3.75/5

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Photo of GulDukat88
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stignacious
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 12 oz can into conical pint glass: serial number 6 11 29 B2 BE – no obvious production information.
A: Pours a semi-hazy, dark golden color with a quarter inch, white head. Low head retention and little or no Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas of grasses, earth, and spices predominate.
T: Clearly very dry. Light malt contributes little to the taste, which is characterized by a spiciness up front, then moderate bitterness, present through to a crisp close.
M: Light bodied, the carbonation fades pretty fast (< 5 minutes).
O: A basic ale. Drinkable and likely amenable to pairing with a variety of foods, but not very memorable.

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Photo of Jmac33
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpaethJam
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hmm, a Kolsch-inspired Golden Ale? I see it as a flagship that hopefully is a crowdpleaser.

A- Can to becher with a clear pale golden body. Rising atop the brew is a fluffy, foamy white cap ending up at about one centimeter high with fair retention. Head dies to a medium belt around the edges and leaves minimal spotty lacing.

S- Basically just raw pale Pils barley or two-row with a hint of sweetness and what reminds me of lager funk but this is an ale. A bit bready and minimal generic Euro hops.

T- Again, a big portion of the flavor is from the base grain, like freshly mashed/raw barley. Very much more yeast influenced for me here with a bread, light beer funk and a hint of pale fruit sweetness akin to pear. The hops pick it up a bit more here with an obvious herbal bitterness with spicy and earthy hints.

MF- Puffy and foamy light end body which comes off just the slightest bit thin but not really watery. Very high level of carbonation and an herbal bitterness in the end.

For me it is not the cleanest ferment but for an everyday flagship that you would expect to see available at all kinds of establishments it is not bad and I could see how this would appeal to a wide variety of people. A bit less grainy and a cleaner ferment would make this a great one to buy for any gathering.

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