Lunch Money
Collective Arts Brewing

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #279
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,734
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 9.64%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
77
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Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  18
SCORE
82
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Reviews by Smakawhat:
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Packaged Jan 11th 2018.

Sudsy and creamy top white, very bleach white two finger head, with some decent retention. Lots of staying power as well. Body color is a touch of haze, but manages a simple bold gold body color, and ample amounts of very fine carbonation.

Aroma while ok, is not that unfortunately pleasing. Slightly flour like malts, but also a bit of bile like aroma coming off. Faint touches of fruity ester qualities but very indistinct. After a little time there's a nice baked bread smell which is one fair saving redeeming quality.

Palate gets quite a bit better. Light bodied with a decent malt bill and continuing more of that light bakery kind of flavor on sips, but also a touch of bread toast as well. Slightly chewy mouthfeel which is nice as well, with a hint of fruity hop quality also. Minimal hop angle but just a hair touch of fruit sweetness of light tropics. No sense of poor aroma comes through on the palate luckily.

Pretty decent blonde as far as blonde ales go.

Apr 26, 2018
More User Reviews:
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StormAles from Canada (ON)

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Jan 14, 2018
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PatrickCT from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw gold body, crystal clear. One finger white, fluffy head that dissipates quickly to a faint ring.
Nice hope aroma and flavor. Grassy, lemony with some rind sourness. Nice bready malts.
Medium body with active carbonation and dry finish.

Mar 05, 2018
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entenduintransit from Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

May 11, 2018
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quadmad from Canada (ON)

3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 11, 2018
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Mousel from Canada (ON)

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 08, 2018
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bryanzk from Canada (ON)

4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 26, 2018
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Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 19, 2018
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gallaghercm from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 19, 2018
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nater919 from New York

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mar 18, 2019
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Bitburger from Vermont

4.47/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 21, 2018
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Squeezyq from Canada (ON)

3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

May 01, 2018
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 01, 2018
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DaveCash from New York

3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jun 11, 2018
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poursgolden yelliw with creamy white head. Aroma: apricots, herbal, grassy, citrusy. Carries theough to flavor Hopping is modest.

Jun 13, 2018
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kier from Canada (ON)

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 01, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

"Packaged 11Jan2018."
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a nice transparent blonde color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Some carbonation bubbles were seen rising at a fair pace. Lace seemed fair as it kept a minute little cap at the top.
The aroma had a nice blend of the Magnum and Centennial hops creating a nice smooth grassy sweet to lemony qualities to slide over some white bread. Ended with a little bit of herbal sweetness.
The flavor mildly blended a grassy bitterness to embed underneath the lemon sweetness. White bread comes back to smooth out the bitterness and keeps the aftertaste fairly low key and semi-malty.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par as projected. Bready to bitter grassy sort of finish with a touch of stickiness.
Overall, I'd say this was pretty nice as a blonde ale. Pretty nice use of the hops to keep it to style and yet create a pretty nice flavorful blonde ale worthy to have with it's respected food.

Feb 17, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty solid blonde. All the good lager like quality with more body, malt and not as crisp. Prettyuch want you would expect and very approachable, especially after some yard work.

Sep 28, 2018
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bixby1971 from Canada (ON)

3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 13, 2017
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M4CDO from Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jul 03, 2018
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DoubleKDrinksTheBeer from Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 03, 2018
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Jangle_bojangle from Canada (ON)

2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 01, 2019
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jhodgert from Canada (QC)

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 09, 2018
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kylepod from Canada (QC)

3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jun 03, 2018
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Acmother from New York

2.36/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Feb 23, 2019
Lunch Money from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 77 ratings