American Blonde
Cahaba Brewing Company

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From:
Cahaba Brewing Company
 
Alabama, United States
Style:
Blonde Ale - American
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 10.66%
Ratings:
60
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 16, 2019
Added:
Aug 17, 2013
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  23
SCORE
83
Good
American BlondeAmerican Blonde
Notes: None
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Ratings by jeschaefer:
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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by jeschaefer from Texas

Jun 26, 2016
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3.85 by gamblebc from Georgia on Jul 16, 2019
 
4.11 by rooster1970 from Alabama on Jun 15, 2019
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

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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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Redrover from Wisconsin

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
 
2.75 by Trojanpony from Alabama on Feb 10, 2018
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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HappyJ317 from Alabama

Clean and easy to drink.

Feb 06, 2018
 
3.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Jan 07, 2018
 
3.85 by JintheHam from Alabama on Jun 05, 2017
 
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on May 17, 2017
 
3 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 02, 2017
 
4.72 by Apharo from Alabama on Nov 04, 2016
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3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by breardon1776 from New York

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.

Oct 26, 2016
 
3.77 by HarrisonW53 from Alabama on Oct 21, 2016
 
3.89 by ruzzal from Texas on Aug 24, 2016
 
3.72 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Jun 02, 2016
 
4 by Jcorn from Massachusetts on Mar 07, 2016
 
3.62 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Feb 17, 2016
 
4.26 by Bamahawk4 from Oregon on Jan 30, 2016
 
3.64 by TheBeard89 from Alabama on Jan 24, 2016
 
3.6 by 50StateBeerTour from Arkansas on Jan 21, 2016
 
3.53 by Boone757 from Virginia on Jan 08, 2016
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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

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;

Jan 03, 2016
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4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ordybill from Georgia

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.

Dec 30, 2015
 
3.73 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Dec 28, 2015
 
3.75 by Volsdawg10 from Mississippi on Dec 13, 2015
 
3.84 by jnorris404 from Alabama on Oct 31, 2015
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3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by DuffDaddy from Florida

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
 
3.55 by CIBoy10 from Alabama on Sep 19, 2015
 
4.04 by Sambo4 from Alabama on Aug 13, 2015
 
4.19 by AuntBea from Illinois on Aug 05, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by AgentMunky from New York

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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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by timontheroad from Colorado

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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4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by SCW from New York

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

Jun 21, 2015
 
3.5 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on May 17, 2015
 
3.25 by khargro2 from Tennessee on May 03, 2015
 
3.28 by John44 from Alabama on Mar 01, 2015
 
3.85 by JuliusPepperwood from North Carolina on Feb 22, 2015
 
3.52 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Feb 16, 2015
American Blonde from Cahaba Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 60 ratings