LocAle | SaltWater Brewery

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SaltWater Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by The_Snow_Bird on 05-24-2016

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Retroman40:
Photo of Retroman40
2.89/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours out a opaque gold with an orange hue. Big head quickly dissipated to a few wisps of foam on the surface. The mouthfeel was a bit heavy and almost syrup like. Decent enough malt flavor but almost no hop bite. The finish was slightly sweet. The can says ""Crisp-Refreshing" but I found it to be neither. Nice can for my collection but this beer is one and done.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JDW4195
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of macrosmatic
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to awoek305 for sending this one as an extra in our trade! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Pours a somewhat hazy yellow, with a finger's worth of white head. The head fades fairly quickly, as does the initial blush of visible carbonation.

S: Two row malts with mild pilsner character. A bit yeasty and a small amount of fruity and grassy hops. Aroma is rather forgettable, but fairly on target for style.

T: Malt forward up front, just like the nose – again, two-row biscuity malts with less pilsner character. A bready yeast presence, and some generic fruitiness that I can’t decide if it’s yeast or hops – I think it’s yeast esters, which would be acceptable for style. A mild hop bitterness – grassy and citrus – comes up at the end to balance the more dominant malt sweetness.

M: Light body, average carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: Certainly nothing I’d pick out to drink again, but it’s not terrible. Maybe even pretty good for style. This certainly strikes me as yet another beer that a craft brewery puts out ostensibly to “convert” non-craft drinkers. Or maybe as a low cost shelf filler, or competitor in a different niche? Regardless, I’d be surprised if I was ever somewhere that had this that wouldn’t have something else I’d prefer (albeit as personal preference). An ice cold beach bar beer would be about it. Scores given are for style (I believe it to be a good exemplar of style). My personal preference would be significantly lower - I'd estimate approximately 3.25/5.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent medium yellow gold with a slight head.
Smell is a pleasant sweet fruit.
Taste is a balance of fruit and citrus.
Mild and a bit forgettable.

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Photo of FLima
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber orange color with a thick head with medium retention.
Slightly sour aroma with predominant notes of orange flowers and dough.
Flavor with notes of oranges, yeast, floral and citrusy hops, distant pine and salt. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light bordering watery body with appropriate carbonation.
Ultra-refreshing Golden Ale to hydrate under the Floridian sun.

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LocAle from SaltWater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 8 ratings