American Blonde | Cahaba Brewing Company

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American BlondeAmerican Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cahaba Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
cahababrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woosterbill on 08-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Apharo
4.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breardon1776
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had my first locally in Birmingham,AL on a business trip. Stopped into WOB. It is slightly sweet, and refreshing. Nice pale clear yellow. Good beer but nothing special.

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Photo of HarrisonW53
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WickedBeer
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcorn
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bamahawk4
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeard89
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; pale straw in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; very little lacing;

S: grass first the pilsner malt and a little spice;

T: apple up front; a little floral in the middle; pale malt in the background; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: very easy drinking; not especially interesting;

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Photo of ordybill
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky yellow with a small white head. The aroma is a fruit and hops. The taste is hops with some fruit at the back end.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When you are woodyChANdler, you open boxes filled with CANned beers & embroidered cloth patches. It's what you do! My hat goes off to UncleJedI & purple Hat Joan for a stellar hookup recently! The CANQuest (tm) lives on!

From the CAN: "Passion Like a River Flows"; "Jump In"; "Sit On the Bank of Life or Jump In.": "Cahaba's Ameri[CAN] Blonde is sure to please with a unique blend of [CAN]tinental malts and hops. The slightly spicy and herbal qualities of noble hops give this beer an unmistakable profile. The result is a wonderfully crisp and clean ale. Crafting thoughtfully inspired beers is our passion, so jump in and fall in love with our blonde."

The Crack! in this case revealed a brimful craft CAN that sprayed across my fingers. A Blonde that squirts. Hmmm. I seized the moment to CANduct an inverted Glug, which created two fingers of fluffy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a slightly hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose smelled like a German Pilsner with a malty backbone accompanied by a grassy Noble hop presence. I'm down with it, but is it really an AmeriCAN Blonde? Mouthfeel was soft, lightly carbonated and very easy going down. The taste was biscuity malt with a grassiness from the hops that did nothing to change my mind about its style, except that it is an ale. Finish was semi-dry and the malt flavor seemed to linger well past the swallow, but it would be nice on a hot summer's day. It was a refreshing beer, but I really need more hops.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split a six-pack at the Barber Motorsports Park watching vintage motorcycle races with Bro and Bob. Decent enough blonde ale to session with and not get blotto.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sambo4
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.
4/3.5/4/4.5/4.25
Hazy yellow, with a milky character.
Smells yeasty-sweet with citrus overtones.
Yum! Really bright and citrusy. Clean, with the aftertaste being mostly wheat and a beautiful light tang from the yeast. Well-carbonated. Almost minerally in its sharp cleanness.
Refreshing and fun.
A really nice, easy-drinking beer. Recommended to all!

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American Blonde from Cahaba Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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