Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Blonde Ale
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4.04 | pDev: 7.18%
Nov 23, 2019
Jul 09, 2018
Notes: Hoppy Blonde Ale brewed in collaboration with our fishing friend Colin of Six Pack Tackle. Mashed with local two row barley courtesy of Riverbend Malt House along with a healthy helping of flaked wheat. Fermented with our clean house ale yeast until bone dry. Assertively hopped with Citra and Medusa in the whirlpool and a Citra/Huell Melon combination dry hop.
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Rated: 3.79 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Nov 23, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, malt, citrus fruit, and some tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of citrus fruit (orange, lemon), a surprisingly high hops content, a good amount of malt (present throughout), and light tropical fruit notes (mango, guava). A much more interesting flavor than your typical blonde ale. It's hoppy, but not overdone, and the addition of the fruits makes it work well. Sweet and effervescent.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: This would probably be a good session beer - light, sweet, easy to drink. Worth a look.
Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate straw yellow + pale golden yellow + lemon yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, tropical/guava, tropical/melon, and berry hops over the top of pale + bready + wheat malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of pale + bready + wheat malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by almost slightly juicy flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, tropical/guava, tropical/melon, and berry hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not linger too long in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasant hop profile in a blonde ale. Enjoyable and refreshing. I could easily have a couple of these the next time I get the opportunity to go out fishing.
Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Can (7/4 release)

Lightly hazed gold with a slim head. Fragrant orange and grapefruit, strawberries, and yellow cake. Light, easy-going hoppy flavor - berries, citrus, grass, and lingering hop oils. Crisp and crushable.
Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4.58 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Jul 16, 2018
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Rated by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Expensive 6 pack. Hardly an hop presence for a "hoppy" blond ale.
Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by baklo from North Carolina

Jul 09, 2018
Topwater from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 8 ratings