Riley's Brewing Company

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Riley's Brewing Company
California, United States
Blonde Ale - American
3.24 | pDev: 24.38%
May 05, 2020
Nov 17, 2011
Notes: Blonde Ale brewed with honey.
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Photo of thesherrybomber
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by thesherrybomber from California

golden yellow body, to finger creamy white head that quickly disappears

aroma of sweet malt, lemon, grass, and caramel

dry, fruity, nutty at the back end

medium bodied, smooth

supposedly brewed using cascade hops, which I barely get at all

May 05, 2020
3.48 by TheBrewsky from California on Jun 01, 2019
3.52 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York on Mar 24, 2019
3.35 by SargeC from California on Aug 07, 2018
4 by trytoketchup from Colorado on Oct 22, 2016
Photo of Zorro
3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Zorro from California

Clear golden colored ale with a full white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and honey with a herbal hop aroma. Nobel hop and it smells a bit soapy. Fainter raw barley scent.

Starts out lite and mildly sweet. Bread flavor not that different from honey on toast. The taste stays sweet.

Mouthfeel is is good.

Overall a highly inoffensive ale. Might be a good beer for converting the Macro brew lover.

Oct 13, 2015
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3.57/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BeerAdvocate from California

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #88 (May 2014):

Honey, Grains, Light

Pours bright, pale golden, creamy white head, fermented honey, cereal grains, and must in the nose. Light and creamy, distinctly pronounced fermented honey flavor, toasty, nutty, hint of grass in the finish. While there’s not a lot going on, what’s there works and is very approachable and drinkable; making it a good crossover beer for macro drinkers. Sidenote: “sancha” is basically slang for mistress.

STYLE: Blonde Ale | ABV: 5.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Jun 26, 2015
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3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by raiderob from California

A nice brew for the summertime chilling....Prost

May 30, 2015
3.25 by GRG1313 from California on May 09, 2015
3.25 by danwho from California on Sep 23, 2014
4.5 by RacinJason from California on Aug 06, 2014
1.75 by cpolking from Iowa on May 18, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Offa from California

This is a simple, fairly basic, but enjoyable and drinkable golden ale.

Light gold, this has a small white head soon thinning to foamy ring and wisps, no lace.

Aroma is light sweet grain, ripe pears, grass.

Taste is light honeyed bread dough and pear sweetness, light grassy bitterness, aftertaste of fresh white bread.

May 09, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by peanutdog from California

Had this a Buffalo Wild Wings over new years. I have no idea where the pumpkin comments came from, I got nothing of the sort.

For me it was a crystal clear medium carbonation beer in a pint glass. Served cold. The smell was a pleasant clean nose with a hint of citrus. I suspect cascade hops. The taste was crisp and clean as well. I can tell the honey was fermented like a mead. It had a good full body feel despite being a very light beer. I was rather surprised by this. It is a good crossover beer for those bud, coors, miller light guys to learn what craft beer is all about.

I will put this on my drink again session beer list.

Jan 03, 2013
3.25 by sevenshubby from California on Oct 16, 2012
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2.94/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by phichifiji00 from California

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Straw colored, hazy, white head, no lacing.

Smell: honey, malty, squash, raw pumpkin.

Taste: Honey, malty, squash, raw pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy.

Overall: I really don't know what to think. The raw pumpkin aroma/taste killed this for me. I just can't get past it.

Nov 17, 2011
Sancha from Riley's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 17 ratings