Cougar Bait American Blonde Ale | Country Boy Brewing

Cougar Bait American Blonde AleCougar Bait American Blonde Ale
BA SCORE
32.8%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 186 ratings
Cougar Bait American Blonde AleCougar Bait American Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
countryboybrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Any fisherman worth his salt will tell you - it's all about the bait. Lucky for you, you're holding the good stuff.

An American Blonde Ale, clean and crisp, Cougar Bait is sure to help you with your catch, whatever you may be fishing for.

Added by BEERchitect on 01-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,112
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
186
Liked:
61
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
14.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
69
Trade:
1
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3.01/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

As I sat in the wicker chair, cold beer in my hand, all I knew was that God is good, and with cougar bait at my side, all was right with the world. When drinking a blond ale like this, one cannot expect perfection, but the high drinkability and pleasant aromatic notes elicit a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. As I put one after another away, my problems seemed to melt. Certainly not the best tasting, but best feeling? Maybe. Everyone's life has troubles. That goes without a doubt. Cougar bait, however, managed to maul my worries, striking them down violently and mercilessly. Damn, that was quite a smooth ale.

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3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Soneji75
2.69/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I picked up this awesomely-named brew on a road trip back from Illinois. I must admit, Blonde Ales (along with Golden and Cream Ales) are not a style I typically go for. But we didn’t really have time to explore Lexington, and this is the only local craft beer the gas station had. So, alas, Blonde Ale it is.

Cougar Bait pours a very hazy yellow, with plenty of carbonation bubbles quickly escaping to the top. The head is only approximately half a finger and it dissipates very quickly, leaving nearly no trace behind. There is barely-noticeable lacing after every sip, but nothing else to speak of. With all that said, this is truly one “purdy” beer to look at!

From the first whiff I get predominantly (and, for the style, out of place) “limey” citrus notes. This is followed with a huge wallop of grain and doughy sweetness. The nose is very reminiscent of a salty Gose for some odd reason. A lot of bread and biscuit towards the end round up the scents.

This baby goes down very, very easy! A little too easy. I would certainly want to chug a few of these after mowing the lawn, or playing a grueling game of soccer (or some other grueling activity that makes you sweat profusely and gasp for air after you’ve finished). For such a boring style, Cougar Bait does present some unique flavors I typically wouldn’t associate with a Blonde Ale. Of course, you are going to find the grain, the bread, the biscuit, and the doughy notes. This beer does possess a strong malt backbone. But there is also a strong presence of the lemon-citrus hops I detected on the nose. Well, I am assuming it’s the hops. This also gives way to a very nice, and welcoming, spiciness I typically don’t associate with Blonde Ales. The bready and grainy notes make their presence very noticeable on the back. These same flavors, except for a faint sensation of orange rind, are almost the only thing that lingers for a very short time after every sip.

I am still uncertain if the lemon/citrusy notes were intentional here or not, but if they weren’t, Country Boy Brewing should definitely make a note to keep them. It’s about the only unique thing this beer has going for itself. All in all, not a bad beer.

https://agrainoftruthblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/country-boy-brewing-cougar-bait-american-blonde-ale

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5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Cougar Bait American Blonde Ale from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 32.8% out of 100 with 186 ratings
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