Blonde Golden Ale | Village Brewery

Blonde Golden AleBlonde Golden Ale
BA SCORE
25.9%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 27 ratings
Blonde Golden AleBlonde Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Village Brewery
Alberta, Canada
villagebrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by biboergosum on 04-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,431
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
Liked:
7
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
13.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of csmrx7
2.76/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cknoch
2.68/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beervana
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilkLeg
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of speedonthis
2.4/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of GlendonTT
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Corson
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of qpaladeau
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Shadman
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Duggyb
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of schnarr84
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Exeter
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very pale yellow with a moderate amount of white head. Aroma non-descript, maybe a little fresh cut grass or hay, sweetish. Taste was pleasantly surprising after the mellow aroma, a sweet buttery underlay with mild spice, grass, cereal, cashew and custard notes. Finish sweetish but balanced by a crisp dryness. Rather decent session option and well-executed example of the style. Less hoppy than some American craft blondes. A touch of metallic copper in the finish but not enough to ruin the overall effect.

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Photo of mattsander
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of zachloveshisbeer
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one pours like a fizzy, yellow and overcarbonated homebrew. It smells of fresh cut grass with a touch of honey. Mouthfeel is light and head doesn't really stick around all that long. It tastes pretty decent and it's an approchable beer that is going to appeal to a large audience of macro drinkers. The fact that The Village is treading lightly is easily understood as a handful of Alberta start-ups have come and gone over the year. Hope to see some bolder flavours in the future from these guys!

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Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint at Craft Beer Market, Calgary. I'm happy to support another local brewery.
This beer is clear, golden yellow color. Short but tight off-white head, creamy foam leaves a sheet of lace, while taking its time fading away.
It smells of light grain malt, and a thin aroma of grassy hops.
The taste is a nice blend of bready malt, the same grassy hops as in the smell, a bit of lemony finish.
The carbonation gives a nice mouth feel, the body is light to medium, smooth and easy to drink.
Most blonde ales are pretty plain, and dare I say boring, but this one defies the stereotype. Big thumbs up!

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Photo of wordemupg
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 3/10/12

A clear pale golden yellow with big bubbles and just a short lived pinky finger of foam that leaves no lace

S honey and perfume with some cereal and not skunk but some foot perhaps? some hay and faint citrus but has a faint weird, not quite off but not quite right thing going for it

T less of something strange and some lemon and floral notes added to what I smell, netter then the nose but still basic

M not quite watery but thin and the big bubbles don't cream it up but not foam either, sweet grains on the finish

O Ok but there's room for improvement, smells not inviting, tastes basic and pretty simple in general

Stoked to have a new brewery in my City but I've yet to be impressed. There's nothing wrong with this beer but I can't see myself ordering another with all my options in this breweries home town

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Blonde Golden Ale from Village Brewery
Beer rating: 25.9% out of 100 with 27 ratings
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