American Blonde
Cahaba Brewing Company

American BlondeAmerican Blonde
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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #217
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,526
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 10.63%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
60
From:
Cahaba Brewing Company
 
Alabama, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  23
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews by jeschaefer:
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jeschaefer from Texas

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

Jun 26, 2016
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got a pint a Pies and Pints in Birmingham.

The beer is a light chill hazed gold with some skim of white foam

The beer has an aroma of grains and perfume like hops.

The taste is on track for a blonde. Mild hopping and semisweet grains. The hops add a bit of both perfume and pine. The malts add a bit of Czech pilsner malt taste like a PU has (grainy and slightly sulphuric).

The mouth is crisp and on the lighter side.

I liked it, easy to pair with food. Simple non-thinker & easy drinker.

Jun 07, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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.

Oct 29, 2015
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SCW from New York

4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

great summer quencher...hazy straw color, great fruity ester flavor and aroma, mild hop bite in the finish...good summer slammer!

Jun 21, 2015
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harpus from Alabama

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Nov 03, 2014
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grumpygerman from Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Sep 14, 2013
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memphischas from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jun 10, 2014
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jkermitj from Mississippi

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 28, 2015
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woosterbill from Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Clear pale gold body with a finger of fine white head. Ok retention, spotty lace.

S: Predominantly hoppy (surprisingly so, considering it's 5.5% and only 20 IBUs), with tropical fruity and bright floral notes. Some pale, crackery malt as well. Very good.

T: Light and balanced, with lightly sweet malt coexisting happily with citrus and herbal bitterness. Clean, refreshing finish. Terrific Blonde.

M: Light-bodied and well-carbonated. Excellent.

O: My only complaint with this beer is that it's ABV is a little higher than I'd like for a session style. It's definitely one of the tastiest Blondes I've had, and I just wish I could taste more of it at a sitting.

Cheers!

Aug 17, 2013
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meigs3 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Mar 02, 2014
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AgentMunky from New York

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

Jul 26, 2015
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Crimsontider22 from Alabama

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Apr 25, 2014
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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

Nov 17, 2014
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying this at PF Changs in the Summit area of Birmingham. It poured a slightly hazy golden with no head and no lace. The scent had faint hint of lemon. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.

Jun 21, 2018
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DuffDaddy from Florida

3/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Oct 19, 2015
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Apr 14, 2014
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timontheroad from Colorado

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.

Jul 05, 2015
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MDDMD from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 17, 2016
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justinm4bama from Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Aug 07, 2014
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khargro2 from Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 03, 2015
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Justinbshelton from Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jan 24, 2014
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TheBeard89 from Alabama

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

Jan 24, 2016
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JohnBender from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Aug 13, 2014
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CitizenGrain from Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Jul 08, 2014
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thatoneguymike from Georgia

3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 16, 2015
American Blonde from Cahaba Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 60 ratings