Notting Hill Blonde | Moncada Brewery Ltd

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Notting Hill BlondeNotting Hill Blonde

Brewed by:
Moncada Brewery Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Notting Hill Blonde is a continental style yellow beer which flavour explodes on the tongue, a mix of hops, bitterness and sweetness. Fruity hops on the nose and palate fade in the aftertaste, leaving a dry bitter character with a little spiciness.

Added by woosterbill on 04-01-2012

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Photo of Spike
2.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a 500ml bottle.

Gentle pour to keep the sediment in the bottle. Hazy, dark gold. no carbonation. Little to no head (partly because of the careful pour). A swirl livens things up but the foamy head recedes quickly to a thin smear.

Pronounced honeysuckle nose. Something mineral as well.

Flavour and mouthfeel are both thin. Light floral taste disappears quickly. The dry-ish finish is accompanied by a tangy, sharp, metallic aftertaste that is difficult to place.

Unfortunately, my second disappointing ale from this brewery (the other was the amber) for pretty much the same reasons: murky; lifeless; thin; promising floral hops ruined by something off in the background.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gravity halfpint at the Sebright Arms.

A: Very lightly hazed gold body under a thin white ring of fine bubbles. Boring, but not bad.

S: Fruity (citrus/mango) and light. A touch of toasty malt. Not bad.

T: Starts out with some juicy hoppy fruitiness (mango and lime stand out), and ends with clean, flavorless crispness. Very light and refreshing good stuff.

M: Light, smooth body with just a faint amount of creamy carbonation. Ok.

O: This was an enjoyable, but not especially memorable, little Blonde. I had plenty of other beers in London that packed considerably more flavor into an even lower ABV package, so this one was a slight bit disappointing in its blandness. Others might call that blandness smoothness, though, and it's definitely worth trying if you're looking for a refreshing summer pint.


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Notting Hill Blonde from Moncada Brewery Ltd
3.18 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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