Bridge Builder Blonde | Parkway Brewing Co.

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67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parkway Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
parkwaybrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An easy drinking Belgian style ale, Bridge Builder Blonde has a wheat malt backbone tempered with hints of clove, banana & pear.

Added by obywan59 on 07-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
23
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0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of JaminStov
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RedNeckBeerDude
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 88caprice
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: A good, enjoyable brew for a blonde ale, but I probably wouldn't pick it as a representative witbier.

Look: Pale honey color. Minimal head and lacing. Slightly hazed, but far from cloudy.
Smell: Some malty aroma with wheat twang. The smallest touch of clove, but nothing else. No other spice or fruitiness.
Taste: Starts bright with a tiny spice hint, then a wheat tartness, followed by a malty finish.
Feel: medium bodied, low carbonation.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice funky yeasty nose. Gold color, white head, not especially durable. Taste nicely yeasty with honey elements, maybe some some fruit as well. Grew softer and sweeter as it warmed. Mouthfeel not notable. I don't disagree with the suggestion of some that this might be classified in another category, but I am not going to argue strenuously one way or another. I do wonder if some of the low ratings are a result of drinking beers past their prime; mine was fresh.

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Photo of godawgs
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of vencad
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Curtis23666
4.27/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Santiagocpr
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyclonece09
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Smells of sweet wheat, slight fruitiness, especially banana. Tastes of sweet wheat and very slight fruitiness. Beer is light bodied and nicely carbonated. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Bridge Builder is getting beat up by the BA crowd.....I didn't think it was that bad....had it fresh from the tap room....thought it was quite nice. The beer poured a golden clear with white head that eventually dissipated and did not leave a lace. The scent was fairly bland...some bread notes. The taste was evenly balanced and would be a great session beer. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall......I liked it.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markjarema11
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmh_the_legend
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbutter
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrulySlide
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruesday
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of theroguebrewer
1.93/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Over-carbonated. Peppery yeast taste. Hazy yellow. Boozy hop taste.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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Bridge Builder Blonde from Parkway Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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