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Nordic Blonde | Bent Brewstillery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent Brewstillery
Minnesota, United States
bentbrewstillery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RblWthACoz on 11-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,174
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
52
pDev:
17.42%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of ta_hagen
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%
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 NilocRellim
3.71/5  rDev +11.4%
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 elec
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleMan66
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
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 ParnellJoseph1138
3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A decent but uninspiring pale ale. While it was supposed to be crisp, light and refreshing, it was more syrupy and sweet.

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Photo of zeff80
3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, khaki colored head. It smelled of citrus notes with touches of pine and caramel. Sweet caramel taste with a subtle piney bitterness. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
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 sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cfred371
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
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 HoistinBrews
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chaz
3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dusky strawberry-blonde in color, topped with an off-white head which seems to have a lot of staying power. Minimal lacing as the head drops a couple of minutes later. Clarity is good but hazy.

Nose is... a bit different than what I was expecting. Fruity and tangy but with a touch more diacetyl than I was expecting, so not exactly the clean and crisp beer which the language on the can had me expecting it to be.

Sweet and lightly-tangy on the first sip, with good (ample carbonation) and just a bit of a classic American Pale Ale hop profile shining through at the end. Some biscuit malt character, which I can appreciate. Where's the crispness? There's tanginess and some vegetal character (think: rhubarb) which isn't off-putting as such. Also some smokey character -- not sure where that's coming from, but thankfully it is very far back in the mix. As near as I can tell, the can is fresh (the guy at the packie told me it had just-arrived that day, in fact. It has been kept quite cold since purchase).

This one is round and full in the mouthfeel, and much more in a classic Amber Ale profile (think: 1990s Microbeer era -- this is not a bad thing in and of itself).

Lingering hop bitterness -just a touch- melds or blends with the biscuit malt character, the effect being a dry finish.

This is not bad at all, but I probably wouldn't choose it over a pint of something lighter in body and a bit crisp. Worth a try, eh?

5.7% and 27 I.B.U. according to the can.

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Photo of ceanderson
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twins2008nathan
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lomunchi
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
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 tjb27
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fiveiron
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
4.04/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Orange/oak colored...

S-Grainy

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 Mplsbrew
3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopazoid
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cuttlery
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snow81
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of B_G
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Nordic Blonde from Bent Brewstillery
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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