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Big Texas Blonde | Texas Big Beer

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Big Texas BlondeBig Texas Blonde

Brewed by:
Texas Big Beer
Texas, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.54%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BryanCarey on 11-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Texas Blonde pours to an orange/tan colored hue with a body that is cloudy. An aggressive pour- even one aimed directly at the center of a glass- produces little foam, but it does subside into a thin layer of small bubbles as you consume. The aroma of this beer is one of bread, fruit, and candy and it definitely piques your interest.

Moving to the taste, this beer is complex and very interesting. The flavors present include dough, bread, some fruit, honey, caramel, and more. Further investigation reveals flavors of light butter, peach/apricot, some earthy hops, and more candy. The taste is stronger and fuller- bodied than the average beer and the complex taste is certainly something that will keep this beer in your memory.

Big Texas Blonde is certainly a beer that will stand out in your memory. From its appearance to its complex flavor, it is a beer formulated to be intriguing. The alcohol level is well above average but the taste doesn’t necessary convey this information. It has a flavor that is candy- like and complex, but there is no alcohol bite or alcohol burn, like is so common with other high alcohol beer. You get the feeling that the alcohol is higher than average and your intuition is proven correct by the statistics, but nowhere is this evident in the overall flavor profile, which is actually rather subdued from an alcohol standpoint.

Overall, this is an interesting ale that will intrigue most who sample. It is difficult to find right now and the price is higher than average, but it is definitely a beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Yellow-tan and just a touch of haze, white head is about a half finger and lasted a bit, leaving a sheen of white and sparse lacing.

Aroma is a bit different from what I expected, kinda like a blonde mixed with a saison, mixed with just a splash of tripel. There's just a touch of fruitiness too.

Taste wise, I think they really kind of nailed with the name. It's very blonde ale-ish, even though the alcohol is so high that few would consider it to be an actual blonde ale. But it does somewhat have the blonde ale taste. It's not real heavy on the flavor, just like a blonde, but does have a fair bit of lemony citrus, graininess, and some of the yeasty character of tripels and Belgian pales. There's enough slightly spicy hops to make it a well balanced beer.

Drink is amazing, medium bodied, but with a well hidden alcohol that packs quite a punch.

It's very different and innovative. I'm going to pick up another bomber of this one again.

After trying all four of the Texas Big Beers available so far, I like the ESB best, but it's close with the Porter. The blonde and the Scotch ale are also pretty darn tasty. I love the innovation of this brewery, and love that it's pretty local. Great job!

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Photo of jamesmk48
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wejohnsn
3.96/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewpedals
3.24/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of rquintana37
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Graphilthy
4.69/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The flavor is very good. Smooth with a nutty/syrupy flavor. High alcohol content at 10.55%.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bright gold near its outer edges and slowly turns into a burnt copper color near its middle. Its mildly hazy and filled with carbonation; there’s almost no head with an average pour. There’s no lacing, just a few random bubbles here and there. An aggressive pour will yield a thin white and dense head with some mild lacing.
Maybe my nose was broken during this tasting but I couldn’t smell very, much at all, just a few malt notes.
I was worried since I couldn’t smell much, but the taste is pretty good, spicy notes are the first thing I tastes followed by some citrus and grains.

Light to medium bodied and crisp, smooth and very relaxing to drink.
Smooth and great tasting, this is a good beer from Big Texas Beers

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale amber pour with thin white head despite aggressive pour; little to no lace to mention; good clarity. Odd tart fruity lemon nose. Very sweet lemon candy flavor; whisper of clove, no spice otherwise. Medium lite mouthfeel, lite carbonation. Overall - Cloyingly sweet.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kds2437
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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