Martin House Brewing Company

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Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #288
Ranked #42,956
3.62 | pDev: 14.64%
Martin House Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 145 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by burnerfinger:
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burnerfinger from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bought this b/c I love the idea of beer for breakfast!!!
in fact had it around noontime...

light amber color, more than a bit cloudy and...OVER 4 fingers of head!! settles to a nice half finger of foam that tastes Very nice.


nice - a bit "fruity" but not bad at all.

T: herre goes: ....INTERESTING. good but unusual. a citrus bite

F: to too much on the body a bit oily

d VERY drinnkable, call this a session beer

Feb 13, 2015
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Premo88 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into nonic
(canned on 6/3/14 -- sticker on plastic 4-pack "ring")

L: murky yellow-gold, tons of sediment ... looks almost like a Belgian quad, that sandy-jello look; percolates nicely but only pushes up 1/3-inch head of white foam; no stick or lace; for a blonde ale = ugly

S: grain bomb -- sour grain, cooking rice, milo, corn, wheat ... can smell a bit of the honey and a bit of the sweetness

T: sweeter than the nose ... a full-on assault of grain sweetened nicely -- it's like a bowl of cereal with beer in it ... so much sugary grain; at times you get just a hint of wheat in there with the rice and maize and corn (unpopped popcorn kernels), the wheat offering a slight fruity twang

F: solid all around, good carbonation

O: all I had to do was read the can to know I'd love this brew ... I mean, a grain bomb with sugar in it? come on! that's cheating. it's great-tasting and super drinkable with decent aroma notes. and who says you can only add sugar to stouts? it's a milk blonde ale, and it's super good. it's also a smart move by Martin House, brewing a beer too sweet to deny. everybody will love it.

Jul 27, 2014
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Martin House Day Break blonde. 16 oz pint on tap at the Flying Saucer in Ft Worth.

The beer is a chill hazed gold with pretty impressive lacing.

The beer has an aroma of malts, grains/oats and some floral notes.

It is mild blond with a slight twist. As expected, not overly hopped and there are nice caramel malt notes. The twist is the sweetness and slight nuttiness from the oats (I think that's what they are).

The mouth is fine for what it is.

Always glad to try some local options when traveling. This one went well with my food.

Feb 17, 2016
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

May 11, 2014
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Mortarforker from Texas

2.56/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Looks pretty in the glass,smells fruity and sweet.I found the mouth feel a bit oily.Tastes ok but that's about it.

May 03, 2015
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roblowther from Texas

2.19/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Tallboy can poured into an English pint glass. It pours a clear gold with a white head that can't decide if its going to be creamy or frothy. The head settles down to a thin layer of bubbles with a ring around the edge. The smell is oats, brown bread, and sort of fruit loops. Definitely a breakfast beer. Taste is a shot of citrus then really strong kind of sourdough bread. That flavor kicks hard at the end and you just get walloped with sort of corn flakes sort of bread, a bit metallic...hmmm. Just way too much for me. The mouthfeel is creamy but carbonated. Overall, this may be the breakfast of champions, but its not my breakfast. Just too assertive grain stuff going on. I like the attempt, I like the creativity, I do not like the beer.

May 31, 2014
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deac83 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Nov 28, 2013
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chiefmoneymaka from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Sep 24, 2013
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Aug 01, 2013
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csfcmitchell from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Jan 08, 2014
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geoffjarocki from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Jun 22, 2013
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Dajtai007 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Jul 06, 2013
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deadliest from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Aug 18, 2014
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kds2437 from Texas

1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

Nov 28, 2013
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is lightly hazed bright gold with lots of a thick white head. Nose is heavy grain, cereal and wheat bread, light cream note and some grassy hops. Taste has some whole grain bread up front with a stronger cream note, slightly like cream soda. Cereal is strong in finish, hops faintly herbal and spicy. Medium body with a soft feel and good carbonation.

Mar 23, 2014
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nathanmiller from New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 11, 2015
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TBoneJones from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a straw yellow, with towering white soapy head, and a cloudy body with plenty of carbonation (Blue Moonish in appearance, but robust). Head fades soon and lacing is nearly absent.
Smells grainy with some spice , malt, bready, slight honey.
That first sip solidifies what I was skeptical about, and that is the cereal flavor this brewery was going for. Low and behold, yes. The milk and everything. The flavor of flakes of grain. The honey is subtle, but plays its role in creating a juicy-malt-mouthfeel. More milky, less medicinal. Impressed. With each sip i take there's a point where that cereal taste briefly just works. I hope everyone who can get their hands on this picks up that aspect.
Not dry, medium full mouthfeel with ample carbonation, the sugar milk brings sweetness to the grains, and a nice blend at that (4 of them per the can's description). Ive only heard of the "breakfast" concept as far as stouts are concerned, but this one sure lived up to its name. I dont recall ever enjoying grains more than i have with this ale. A new brewery here in TX from what I understand. Nice sized pint cans. Could be a session I suppose. I really enjoyed the profile of this beer. Give it a try.

Jul 21, 2013
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Duff27 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Jul 14, 2014
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Hoganlaw from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Sep 21, 2013
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gtermi from Texas

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden body with a thick white head

S: I am picking up a bit of malt and some wheat and a bit of sweetness from the milk sugar.

T: The taste is nice with a decent amount of malt and some nice sweetness.

M: Beer goes down super easy with a nice amount of carbonation.

O: A very solid beer from a brand new brewery.

May 22, 2013
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a77cj7 from South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 27, 2018
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight up 4's for this one, a fine and tasty brew.

Perhaps a bit on the odd side, although not in a bad way, but the milk sugar is notable and different. Otherwise the malty backbone is good, bitterness low, and flavor high.

Drinkability is high, this would be really easy to pound on a hot summer day, although it's also easy to sip and enjoy on a cold day (like today).

Body is fairly thick, finish is sweet milk sugar. Very different and enjoyable.

Mar 26, 2014
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gboley from California

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Jun 10, 2020
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BigRizz62 from Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 27, 2015
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

May 11, 2014
Daybreak from Martin House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 145 ratings