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O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The original beer from our brewery…a smooth golden ale with three types of barley, two varieties of hops and fresh Kolsch yeast. It’s cold-conditioned and carefully filtered for a clear, beautifully colored, delicious beer.

10 IBU

Added by maxpower on 12-26-2002

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark gold, almsot a bit amber with nearly zero head not longer after the pour. Malty in scent witj a touch of honey. Your takeaway will be malty, but with a little hoppy in taste. Nothing really exciting about this one.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.1/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light amber color with almost no head after a few seconds. Aroma is on the malty side, sweet with a touch of honey. Taste is more balanced. It's still malty but there are some earthy hops in the background as well. Body feels medium and carbonation is on the higher side. Not bad but it's really boring.

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Photo of singletary
3.89/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank from a 12oz bottle, nice smooth taste. It was more malty than I had expected but that is what I prefer. No real after taste, nice drink for cooking out late in the day.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.27/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

DATE TASTED: February 5, 2016... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint.. OCCASION: ... APPEARANCE: clear as glass golden body that reveals a flurry of effervescence; creamy white head sits stoutly at a half-finger; strikingly like a champagne in a pint, while leaving traceable smears in its wake... AROMA: fruitiness akin to wild berries and flowers, while malts suggest slight biscuit and woody pulp...further, newly mowed hay and lemongrass crop up...a struggle to pick up the predominant scents... PALATE: smooth, bubbly and mildly textured--a lightly bodied sip-at-will ale, with a lagerish finish...the aftertaste leaves a clean drag, one that is crisp and sharp, due to the Hallertau?... TASTE: malty, with biscuit, woodiness, and sugar... the hoppiness comes with lemongrass, some citrus (orange peel? coriander?) and subtle berry flavor... OVERALL: a solid, "crisp, clean" ale, as the label states--no more, no less... serviceable, mildly flavorful... this mix is solid so far, with the stout and the wheat to go...

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Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up from the brewery, this golden brew is from a 12 ounce bottle. The beer is pale, clear, and has a white head. Clean aroma of pale malt and slightly floral hops. The taste is moderately dry, with enough malt flavor to keep it interesting. Crisp finish. I've always liked cream ales.

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Photo of beergoot
2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Big gold color with huge carbonation bubbles that ultimately leave a very thin, wispy head. Strong grain and caramel aroma. Syrupy sweet flavor with a sharp, metallic bitterness; grapefruit; twinge of brown sugar. Medium bodied but very coarse on the tongue.

A very mediocre beer, very disjointed as far as mixing all the malt and hop components together in a satisfying, well-balanced package. Not a drain pour, but pretty forgettable. Rough and bruising and, personally, I'd rather have a canned Budweiser...

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Photo of ahommell
3.59/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Head dissipates quickly... wasn't around long enough to really measure. I saw another reviewer commented the color as "urine" and I gotta say that it looks like urine if you have had a 3-4 day bender for sure. No lacing. opaque.

S: Grainy. Some citrus in there some where. Smell is crisp and light.

T: I taste more citrus that I expected. Tangerine almost. Grains are the obvious first flavor. Thick, yet a smooth light finish.

F: Very nice. I am surprised at the smoothness. It is very crisp on the finish. No alcohol burn at all.

O: I think this beer would be really good with any pubgrub... I'd especially pair it with pizza. Unremarkable for it's type, but overall it is more than pleasant. One of the better O'Fallon products.

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Photo of bnes09
2.97/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark urine yellow. Good clarity. Weak, soda-like head which disappears quickly leaving nothing behind.

Clean aroma with mild bread grains and some apple.

Grainy flavor as well. Apple juice sweetness. Leafy hop that attempts to balance. Low complexity.

Light bodied and heavily carbonated.

Just average and nothing more. Not much to stimulate the senses.

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Photo of soju6
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice golden color with a decent head ans some lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, fresh grain and a bit of malt in the background.

T: Taste is of fresh grain and a bit of citrus. there is a mild sweetness with a touch of bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp, smooth and somewhat refreshing.

O: Decent beer. One of the better Blond Ales I have had. If nothing else it is non-offensive and goes well with food.

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Photo of Steedee
2.7/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Beer that comes from the Ofallon brewery always has a very distinct smooth mouth feel to it. In a good way....
I personally think it's some type of water treatment or the source of their water.
This beer is no different. I could tell immediately that this was an Ofallon brew, simply by mouth texture.
This is a pretty light Lager beer. Golden in color with a small amount of head, medium carbonation, and insanely clear.
It has a fairly crisp taste, and a faint smell of yeast and carbonation.
I think it falls short in the flavor, both malt and hop. Its seems a little light on both... and the price was a dollar more per six pack than similar craft beers in my area.
Maybe the lack of flavor was due to drinking this on a cold November afternoon. I will try this beer again in the summer. I think it would be a way better lawn mower beer on a nice hot summer day.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a somewhat hazed gold color with very little white foam. A little disappointing looking beer, really.

Nose consists of cream soda sweetness, buttered toffee and a kiss of pear-like fruitiness. Not impressed here either.

Flavor is a bit better, but still has a little buttery graininess to it. Very little hops, yeast is fairly tame and pretty much maintains a light feel to it all the way through. If you're into craft, this one aint for you. But feel free to have a sixer in the fridge for your macro friends if you are so inclined, they wont know the difference.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Definitely gold in color, clear with a decent head and pretty good lace.

It's quite malty in smell and taste, more aromatic and flavorful than you'd expect from a blonde ale. Sweet with some grainy notes and a pretty good light to almost slightly medium body. It's not bad stuff at all.

Overall it's an easy afternoon beer for barbeque, watching football or even doing chores. Not too heavy and pretty easy to drink. Not bad.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a bit dark for "gold" with a 1/4 inch of head. Lacing is slightly sticky

S - Smells of grains and malts mostly. No real hops and then I drink.

T - Not bad for a blond it has a good bit of sweetness to keep the grains in check and even has a bit of hop bite. Still it's just ok.

M - Light bodied for sure.

Overall it was cool to find both the IPA and gold at my local place but they are nothing more than a lackluster tick.

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Photo of Brenden
3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm still catching up on notes. These are a few weeks old.

A simple label has a graphic of a prospecter panning for gold in a stream. The color is close to the name, though a little darker. The head is nearly white and fades to foam after a short time. Lacing is spotty. When did O'Fallon start using screw caps?
The aroma is grains, with more hops bitterness than expected and a strong malts balance.
The taste seems to follow suit, but seems more like an alt (I didn't know the style when I was drinking it) than a blonde. The flavor unfortunately goes bland after a while, then ends with a sour finish.
The body is light and the feel is a bit slick with a strong but not overbearing carbonation giving a consistent crispness.
I've had some great ones from o'Fallon. This isn't bad, but it's not up to par.

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Photo of coldriver
2.55/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams glass yielded a decent head which disapated to nothing faster than Usain Bolt runs 100M. Smell is not pleasing, a bit like bad apple cider. Taste is unremarkable, overripe pears, not much in the way of hops. Hate to say it, because I suppose this stuff qualifies as craft beer, but I'd rather have something "super cold" or "triple-hopped" than this. With a fridge full of great beer ready and waiting, this one went down the drain.

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Photo of FanofHefe
2.76/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Could not find any dating on the bottle. Slightly hazy, yellow body with a good off-white head. Poor retention and no real lacing.

The aroma is a bit off-putting. The first whiff smells like spoiled or old fruit. If you keep trying, there is a bit of malt in there but it's in the background. The aroma does remind me of a bad macro lager.

The flavors are a little better. Very much like a basic Lager crossed with a weak Kolsch. Some grainy malt and a hint of sour bitterness on the back end.

I like this brewery's 5-Day IPA, but this one disappoints. ,

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Photo of tfarmstrong
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much to write about here... Average beer.

A- golden color, cidery like head

S - some malt, no hops

T - a microbrew take on Budwiser (not the tasty Czech variety)

M - Average

O - A dead average beer, I feel like they are attempting to make a microbrew version of Budwiser, my question is why?

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Photo of DCon
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap @ the Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO (Keg has a date of March 2011). Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed with other employees @ the Wolf.

Appearance- Very golden/yellow color with a clear base. Looks exactly like a Lager. 1 Finger of head dissipates quickly but then leaves bubbly lace on the sides.

Smell- great amount of grain, pale malt, and yeast. Not extraordinary and nothing like an American Blonde Ale... Let go for the taste

Taste- Has a great amount of malt and yeast taste like your average adjunct lager. There is a lot of rice and corn taste also as this beer is textured greatly. The Blonde Ale character is coming out more in the taste but still doesn't have the fruitiness or hops that I would like to see more of.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Lager-like (once again), and a small amount of carbonation. Has a warming, medium-like taste as it crosses my palate.

Overall- As O'Fallon Brewery has always been a huge part of the Wolf Public House (5-Day IPA, Wheach, Cherry-Chocolate, and more), we will always have this O'Fallon's Gold to give the audience their medium, easy tasting beer. There is nothing crazy or interesting about this beer but you can sure enjoy it with almost any meal and it is refreshing. Also an easy beer you can pound on after the next. Will be selling more and more of this as our weather is getting warming here in St. Louis, MO.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.64/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Really fizzy, golden colored and clear body. Not any head retention, but what I did see was off white, but totally vanished seconds after the pour.

Aroma wise it's pretty husky and grainy, along with a slight fruitiness. It actually reminds me a lot of a koelsch style beer.

The taste shares the traits of the aroma, except for a honey like flavor in the end.

This brew is crisp, light, and refreshing. Not a bad summer BBQ beer. Overall this beer isn't bad. If you would have told me this was a koelsch, I would have believed it.

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Photo of donteatpoop
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice deep golden color, clear otherwise, with a nice double finger of white head that receeds to a thin film atop the brew.

The smell is grainy malts and molases.

The taste is spot on for the sty;e. A nice grainy taste coupled with dark fruits, raisen and plum.

A creamy mouth feel, goes down smooth.

Not a bad beer, nothing overly dynamic about it but not something I would turn away.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with Julian date inkjetted on the neck.

This beer pours.. gold (!) with an 1/8" head that stays around until the finish. Smells good, like bready malt and mild hops. Tastes clean; the malt is a touch sweeter than the nose, and finishes with a dash of decent bitterness, smooth and inviting. All in all, a good beer - carbonated well, and easy to drink. Nothing to dislike, just may be a little boring for everyday consumption.

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Photo of jdc8d8
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Local brewer in my hometown.

Have had several times in bottle and on tap.

Owner Tony told me he was inspired by old style Budweiser, which was before my drinking days.

Has a nice bite from the grains used and a clean after taste.

Will order over any mass produced products on tap any day of the week.

Great job Tony!

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Photo of katan
3.16/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint

A - pours a deeper golden color. Very clear, filtered. Head formation about nil. Bubbling is light.

S - A light malty sweetness comes through. Perhaps just a bit of grain or wheat huskiness.

T - Starts off with a combination of a astringent grainy note and a straight 2 row sweetness. Mid-stream shows little hopping, or even bitterness. Finishes with a bit more of that grainy bite. A fairly monotone beer.

M - Moderate beer body. Little carbonation bite, comes off flat at times - or creamy depending on how it goes down.

D - Seems very drinkable. Flavors are really not in your face. ABV is manageable. Not filling due to its light carbonation.

In general a very indistinctive beer.

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Photo of colts9016
2.69/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this beer from Mandy, thank you.

Poured into a pint glass at 41 degrees.

Appearance: A golden blonde yellow color. There was a one finger ivory head. The head dissipated very quickly.
There are a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is slightly hazy.

Nose: A moderate sweetness with some fruity esters.

Taste: A moderate amount of malty sweetness, there are some fruity esters and some bready/toasty on the end.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated and tad dry. The body of the medium light, and the finish has an odd after taste that is offensive. This beer represents it style pretty good. There are few things that I don't like, there is this odd phenol/solvent flavor.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
2.53/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle tried 18 Jan 2009.

Poured in shaker pint glass. Small white head, well carbonated. Clear bright gold color. Smells lightly of malt and some metallic earthiness. Starts with a touch of sweet grain. Somewhat tart like unsweet grapes, unripe stone fruit. Powdery mouthfeel in finish. Thin water body.

Would not get this again.

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