Nordic Blonde | Bent Brewstillery

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Nordic BlondeNordic Blonde

Brewed by:
Bent Brewstillery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RblWthACoz on 11-12-2013

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of ta_hagen
4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite blonde ale. Nice malted barley; more notes of bread and biscuit. It has some subtle herbal hop bitterness that keeps everything perfectly balanced. Very refreshing, quenching and flavorful without being filling. An excellent yet difficult beer to brew. Well done. It is light and refreshing, finishes dry and fairly crisp, enticing frequent sips while being excellently drinkable. Goes down way too smooth.

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Photo of Beerlover
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of ZAP
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Orange/oak colored...


T-Nice bready malt flavor. Not much for hops which is fine with me for this style

F-Lower carbonation works well with the bready malty flavor

O-This is pretty solid. Enjoyable, malty golden ale. A little high in ABV for the style but not much in the way of heat on the taste. Drinks like a sessionable beer.

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Photo of Showboat66
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of SurlyZach
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +10%

A clean nose with a touch of spice and light fruit.
Pours clear amber blond with a 1" white foam cap.
Has rich Munich malt flavors but the hops taste a little dull - could be on the old side. Clean and crisp with a dry finish.
Medium high carbonation, medium light body.

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Photo of cuttlery
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fiveiron
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold colour. Sweet pale malts dominate the aroma. Lightly malted upfront, then transitions to a hoppy-bitterness body. Not bitter, a little earthy, and medium bodied. A hint of dryness in aftertaste. Soft carbonation and well balanced.

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Photo of Snow81
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleMan66
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this poured at Keys. It pours a golden amber with a white head. It is well balanced and medium bodied, lightly hopped. Very drinkable if unspectacular.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdog
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Gold, with good carbonation but a low, thinning head.

Smell: Toast, caramel.

Taste: Caramel, then tingly citrus/grass, then a more toasty note on the finish.

Overall: Another local beer, in a can, so I had to give it a shot despite blonde ales being pretty low on my favorites list. This is actually a pretty interesting beer, though it is named Nordic Blonde it is more of an amber ale in flavor and color. Pretty tasty, worth a try.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A fairly light, sweet, and bready malt forward aroma with hints of fruit. Pale malt with hints of biscuit, grains, wheat, cracker, caramel, and yeast. Subtle citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon. Slight hint of honey. Hops are very light. A pretty laid back but decent blonde aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a light and crisp malt driven taste with sweet notes of fruit. Upfront taste of pale malt with crisp notes of biscuit, wheat, grains, cracker, yeast, and caramel. Subtle citrus fruit notes of orange and lemon. Sweet note of honey as well. Very subtle notes of floral hops. A light but decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and clean with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: An ok brew for the Blonde Ale style. Very light but whats there is decent.

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Photo of tjb27
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elec
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cfred371
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My girlfriend loves this beer and gave ma can to try out. I'm not familiar with the style and tend to gravitate towards other ales and stouts.

Look: a pretty pour with a nice gold color and a white foamy head. This beer had no problem with carbonation

Smell: The smell isn't a strong point. I got a grassy, malt smell almost like a light macro beer

Taste: the taste didn't blow me away initially, but then I noted my glass was half gone already. Malt is the initial item I notice and then about midway feel a touch of some sweetness and a little hop bite. I was happy with the taste.

Feel: The mouthfeel is medium bodied, very subtle dryness at the end. Nice carbonation on it as well

Overall: if I were to rate it via the style, I would put it a bit higher, but a four is still pretty good. I wouldn't seek this beer out, but if it was on tap or at the store it would be a fine selection

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Photo of Lomunchi
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Probably better than I rated it... a fine smoother outdoor beer that doesn't demand too much attention.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nordic Blonde pours a hazy bronze color with a huge lacing head. There is a light aroma of caramel. The taste is crisp, nice caramel flavors, with a sweet malty aftertaste. Body is a little flat. Overall, its a no frills, decent beer.

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Photo of nowhere_native
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ceanderson
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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