Big Texas Blonde | Texas Big Beer

Big Texas BlondeBig Texas Blonde
BA SCORE
3.39/5
36 Ratings
Big Texas BlondeBig Texas Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Texas Big Beer
Texas, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.54%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BryanCarey on 11-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
36
pDev:
20.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.24/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Appearance:
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.
Smell:
Maybe my nose was broken during this tasting but I couldn’t smell very, much at all, just a few malt notes.
Taste:
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.

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Some times a big Texas blonde is exactly what you're looking for... Not always though

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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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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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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Big Texas Blonde from Texas Big Beer
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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