Brewhouse Blonde | BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

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Brewhouse BlondeBrewhouse Blonde

Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 07-18-2003

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 21
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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.46/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks straw yellow and clarity like BMC. Aroma was even worse, didn't find it appealing at all. Just oxidized corn.

Taste, wow, this is not BJ's strong suit. Made as mild as possible, carbonation wasn't high enough, was just weak. No snappy carbonation or hopping to it. Didn't get better with the food either. Just bland with a bad aftertaste.

My least favorite BJ's beer.

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Photo of PopGun
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of DESTRO
2.41/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

this was served up a nice golden with a smallish white head. not impressive but not dissapointing. aroma was faint, basic simple beer smell. thin in the mouth and served way cold. light malt and very light hopping, a touch grassy etc. im not very hyped.

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Photo of Schwegler
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of isualum12
2.26/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear smooth pour with little head.

NO smell

No taste

Carbinated heavy

I had 2 of these on two different times both in Stockton Ca at BJ's. (Nice place with huge menu). Move past this onto other beers they have (which are great) If you want light they have it in other beers.

Your better off just ordering a Budlight unless you think your going to insult someone....

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6 oz tap pour in a mini pilsner glass. 4.5% ABV, On tap at BJ's in Huntington Beach.

A - The tap pour arrives pale yellow with a thin white head that leaves good lace down the whole glass.

S - Easy-going is a good way to describe the nose of this beer. It's full of plain pale malts with a background graininess and low hop scent.

T - Again, it's easy-going. The flavor mimics the aroma with pale malts and a low grain and wheat splashed in with a miniscule hint of hops on the back end.

M - The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and light-bodied like it should be for this style.

D - One of the only beers in the BJ's sampler that I actually put down right away. It's probably the easiest drinking.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled (5oz.)at BJ's brewhouse in Arcadia, CA
Clear golden color with a bubbly white head and nice sheet lacing.
Smelled of slightly sour malt with some hints of lemony hops notes.
Taste was citrusy, a lemon tang, overlying a bready malt flavor. Mild bitter hops in the finish. Had a biscuity aftertaste.
Feel was light-bodied, dry, and refreshing.
Overall, an average lightweight brew. Not too much going on, from a taste or smell standpoint. Still, a decent refresher or one to have with a light meal.

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Photo of CBlack85
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the Greenwood, IN location.

On tap, the beer was served in a pint glass

The beer is a clear straw/pale yellow color with a short white head that recedes fairly quickly leaving very little lacing.

The aroma is grainy and bready with some light hop aroma. Very light in aroma. Unfortunately not much there

The taste is much like the nose, grainy and bready malts, and floral, earthy hops. I also get some light fruity flavors give this beer a very pleasant flavor. Light bodied and well carbonated. Easy to drink, very pleasant beer, just a little light for the style.

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Photo of WritersBlock
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Penrodeo
3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sjmad23
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of joelavelle
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of gshak
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of MPSTARR
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Gavage
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear yellow / gold in color with a wisp of a head, but some light lacing was produced.

Smell: the aroma was light grass.

Taste: the flavor was not very exciting as mild malt, grass, hay, and some mild bitterness did not really excite the tastebuds.

Mouthfeel: overall it was thin, and had a smooth start with a touch of crispness. The finish was smooth and pretty clean.

Drinkability: slight above average, but boring.

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Photo of ZachKelly
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of animal69
3.44/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goblue3509
3.51/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw colored yellow with a one finger head that gives way to some nice lacing up and down the glass. The aroma is of pale malt and some hoppiness and grains. The taste is much of the same a nice pale malt backbone with some hoppy bitterness at the back end. The mouthfeel is crisp clean and moderately carbonated. The drinkability is very high, it is a very easy drink, there isn't a lot going on in it but there is nothing to make you dislike it.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Columbus, Ohio BJ's Restaurant and Bar.

The Brewhouse Blonde makes for a very nice Blonde, but not the best Kolsch. The pilsner malts give a brilliantly clear straw color, a clean and crisp bready flavor and texture, and a soft drinkable and recognizable beer. Hops give a light herbal and flowery aroma and help to offset the bitterness quite well. Yeasty esters deliver a soft complexity of apples, peaches and pears but never overstate their presence. A honeysuckle character rides through the beer from aroma to finish, and never distracts from the simple pilsner base. No sulfters or phenols to be found; this is a super clean beer. Head formation is solid upfront but ultimately falls to a trace. This is a very nice Blonde Ale that offends no one.

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Photo of Ry-Dog
3.45/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Brewhouse Blonde from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
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