Shady Oak Honey Blonde
Branchline Brewing Co.

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Branchline Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
American Blonde Ale
3.47 | pDev: 12.1%
Jul 22, 2020
Sep 21, 2013
Notes: None
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Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by justinm4bama from Alabama

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 2.83 by Dface from Texas

Dec 12, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Oct 30, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 12, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by LoveToSail

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by probert from New York

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by Lagerquestrian from Texas

Sep 01, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by jheezee from Texas

Jun 06, 2014
Rated: 3 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 23, 2014
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
My third from this brewery, and it's a tasty one!

Nice looking, good head with some retention, ok lace, beautiful lightly orange color.

Taste and aroma were quite nice, not overwhelmingly strong (wouldn't be appropriate for a blond) but very flavorful. Lightly sweet, grainy, grassy, delicious.

Body is very good, right on par with what a blonde ale should be. I'll certainly buy this one again.

Not sure if this is "honey" blonde, no mention of honey on the bottle, but I'm reviewing it here anyway.

Hats off to good local breweries. I like buying local and the more good local breweries there are, the less my beer has to travel (with all the costs, freshness issues, and environmental issues thereof).
Feb 22, 2014
Rated: 3 by bkeller04 from Texas

Feb 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Feb 01, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by vmdominguez from Texas

Jan 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by msanborn from Texas

Jan 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by greenspointexas from Texas

Dec 14, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by ExaltedNecrosis from Texas

Nov 08, 2013
Rated: 4 by jdwilliamson79 from Texas

Oct 28, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by duff247 from Texas

Oct 01, 2013
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

2.92/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio

A: Pours a clear gold color. A small white head forms, and recedes in a instant. No lace to speak of.
S: Pale malts, and a honey sweetness. Fairly cloying in that regard. Nothing else, though not entirely bod.
T: Again, thin and pale malts. Light cereal grains. Then honey and sweetness. The sweetness lingers and takes over to become cloying.
M/D: Basically no body. Very thin and light. With very little carbonation. Eh, I finished my pint, but that is about it.

To me it seems they made a very light pale ale. Then added honey to hide any flaws and cover up the fact that it would basically be light and flavorless without the cloying sweetness from the honey. Blah.
Sep 21, 2013
Shady Oak Honey Blonde from Branchline Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 20 ratings