Blonde Ale | Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co.
California, United States
saintarcherbrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Modeled after the bright, beautiful ales of Koln, our interpretation has a clean, crisp malt character similar to a Pilsner. The authentic Kolsch yeast strain pairs perfectly with our unique blend of aromatic Noble hops from Germany.

Added by mactrail on 04-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.86%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Photo of WickedBeer
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Toynk
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomb_ride
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of EdFed
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTv
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

St. Archer Blonde
(ABV: 4.8%) (IBU: 22)

This is an American interpretation of the Germanic ale from Köln, known as a Kölsch ale. Traditional German influences of Noble Hops and an authentic Kӧlsch yeast strain are used to brew this American adaptation. Kölsch ales are top-fermenting lagered beers, so these types of ales have certain lager-like characteristics.

AROMA – Bready malt, honey, fresh cut hay, straw, slight floral hoppiness, spicy yeast

APPEARANCE – Hazy golden straw hue, rocky white foamy head, minor lacing, decent head retention, heavy amounts of carbonation bubbles

FLAVOR – Spicy peppered yeast, malt sweetness, honey, lemon, grassy, cracker/biscuit, floral hop, straw

MOUTHFEEL - Clean, crisp powerful carbonation, medium-light bodied, refreshing, dry finish

OVERALL – Easy drinking lawnmower beer for a hot afternoon; delightfully simple allowing oneself to be refreshed after a long day’s work; a nice example of an American inspired Kölsch

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Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mobrado
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Criminally underrated and immensely drinkable. Pretty much the first Kölsch I've had this side of the pond that nails the style. And of course they don't call it a Kölsch on the label... Go figure.

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Photo of Mkaram
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PaulWaters
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a clear, light golden color with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. The scent is fresh barley and faintly alcoholic. By appearance and scent alone this could easily pass for a mass produced light beer. The taste is wheat malt and a little alcohol, not much else. The finish is crisp and drier even than most blondes though not as dry as something like an Asahi. It’s definitely a little hoppier also. There’s not really a lot going on here. It’s definitely more drinkable and pleasant than a mass produced light beer, but it’s also more expensive and you’re not really getting anything that special for your extra money.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trocketsauced
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jooler
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Initial taste is like a Belgium ale. Pretty good and drinkable.

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Photo of mudboneINla
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy, straw color with white head. Aroma has bready malt and a bit of honey sweetness. Taste follows with the same notes, clean, slightly malty and just some hops to balance it out. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Body is on the light side, crisp and refreshing. Overall it's a nice, easy drinking session ale.

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Photo of coopertheninja
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mscudder
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.18/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Blonde Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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