American Blonde | Cahaba Brewing Company

American BlondeAmerican Blonde
BA SCORE
47.2%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 53 ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by woosterbill on 08-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,343
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
53
Liked:
25
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
10.63%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by CitizenGrain:
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

Photo of timontheroad
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow color,light white head, nice retention and lacing. Slight Fruity aroma. Fruity hop flavors, with a bit of light malt sweetness. Medium bodied, with a creamy finish. Nice beer, would probably buy more of these if they were available locally.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WickedBeer
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
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 Justdoit1234
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bamahawk4
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AUGRAD06
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ttroha
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Hop City. Pours clear pale gold with white head. Aroma of grain and malts and slightly hoppy. Tastes of malts, hops and somewhat bitter. Dry finish with medium carbonation. Not too bad

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of woodychandler
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
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 thatoneguymike
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John44
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeard89
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuliusPepperwood
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap poured into a schooner

Clear golden yellow , no carbonation, no lid

Slight faint malt and hop

Tastes like a Budweiser with more body and taste

Ok

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Photo of Crimsontider22
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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American Blonde from Cahaba Brewing Company
Beer rating: 47.2% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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