714 Blonde
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #192
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #37,093
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 7.9%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
67
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Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is a pretty nice and easy drinking blonde ale that reminds me a little bit of a pilsner.

Look: golden with an inch thick white head

Aroma: citrus floral hops/pine

Taste: The flavor is like wheat crackers, some citrus, and a little bit of mild floral maybe piney hops.

Body/Overall: light body.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty clear amber with fine, soapy head.

Smell is crisp and floral with notes of malt, white bread and citrus.

Taste is light, crisp and floral. Notes of crackers, citrus and rye with a soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a really nice Blonde, easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can Date: none
Palate Contaminants: none

Color is a pleasant dark amber. Not totally clear, as it refracts light quite a bit. Lots of very fine head that leaves a lot of lacing. It's beautiful, dare I say.

Smell is basically a dense and hoppy pilsner. Light malt. Not complex, but plenty pleasant.

In the taste, I can't get away from the ideal pilsner. It has a little citrus in there, too. Light-medium sweetness. Mild bitterness. Malt reminds me of a lightly sweet bread.

Medium weight for the type. Medium-fine carbonation, and maybe a little more than I'd call ideal. Still smooth, overall. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is mostly nondescript hop bitterness, although at a relatively low level.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very tasty, yet subtle and crisp ale made by a great brewery. Nice orange color with just a little head and minimal scant lingering lacing. Smells faintly of some hops, malt and caramel. Tastes similarly, along with some grain, toasted nuttiness and vanilla, but man does it ever finish clean. Great crisp feel, definitely sessionable. Nice feel to the aftertaste, no lingering bitterness or acidity.

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Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color, with great head formation, retention, and lacing. Smell is pretty weak. Some hop notes and maybe a hint of malt, but mostly it smells like grain. Whatever is the nose is really subtle. Taste is not balanced at all like I expect from a blonde ale. Malts are literaly non-existent, some hops are present. Overall, the taste is just way too watery and devoid of flavor. Very light body, with strong carbonation. I appreciate the ultra low ABV, but as far flavor, this is below average.

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with RaulMondesi. 16 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with light lemon, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with light lemon, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with solid malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness/carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a delicious American blonde ale! All around nice robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the minimally bitter finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean pale malt showcase; with mild earthy hop balance, and restrained fruity yeast character. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Was initially expected a hoppy blonde, but this is very classic tasting all around.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and serene, Raul feels like he is walking in a dream. Cloudlike delicateness is met by gentle hops, malt, and grain that have a strict crispness like your 3rd grade German teacher that ruled with an iron fist.

Raul like.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As always, really cool can / Bottle designs!

Look: Pours a deep golden orange, similar to the hues of Recursion IPA. No lace, no head in my pour.
Smell: Slightly bitter, coriander-dominant aromas with lingering wheat.
Taste: Hinted at by the smell, the taste starts out bitter as well. But while initially it has Gose qualities of slightly salty with hints of coriander, it quickly transforms into a much wheatier beer. Even, smooth, and honestly a really cool transition in flavor profile.
Feel: Carbonated, crisp, and refreshing. The colder the better for this one. Nice light body.

A good wheat from BL. Really nice transformation from bitter to wheaty , and a really crisp Blonde.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass not sure when it was canned. Pours a nice orange with a 2 inch white head that leaves minimal lace as it settles into a thin layer of white bubbles.

Smell is biscuit, lemon, caramel, coriander, and toffee.

Taste is biscuity grain, caramel, toffee, coriander, and hints of lemon.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, mild carbonation, not dry, and drinks like you would expect, easy.

Overall not a beer I drink often, but a very tasty and solid beer. Thanks @Lingbrau for this brew.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden yellow in color with a white, ear finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a mostly barren surface and a thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Hits on notes of honey, cereal and a hint of mild grassiness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Honey and graham cracker like sweetness upfront and throughout, with just a hint of grass bitterness and lemony citrus that creep into the finish to add balance.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with moderate, bitey carbonation. Slick texture with a crisp, mostly dry finish.

Overall - Just finished off a New Belgium Dayblazer and I have to say this is a better beer... but at over twice the cost? Yeah, not worth it. Even the best blondes on the hottest days don't do much for me, so no reason to pay a premium for them. If you're a big blonde connoisseur, however, this one might do it for you.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'll keep this short. Overall, it looks, smells, tastes, and feels like a decent enough lager. One that you could pound 700 of at the lake on a summer weekend getaway, and probably enjoy every one of. But at $10 a four pack... you're better off with a much more reasonable offering than this. Cheers!

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Photo of pkalix
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

mine is 4.8% must be a race to see who can brew the best non-remarkable beer and still be drinkable and put it out while we are releasing something we think is great so that people HAVE to purchase/drink it to get our good sh*t..... um, yeah. maybe i'll use this to wash down the Ground State in between sips. because i HAD to buy it in order to be allowed to purchase the Ground State. god, have we all sucked into this philosophy? oh well.... i'll give the rest of these away to un-suspecting individuals who know less than i do now. smells and taste like corn. so you get Miller Lite ratings..... cheers! i mean, it's alcohol, right? and Bottle Logic brews it, right? SOMEbody is drinking it willingly SOMEwhere, right.....?

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714 Blonde from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 67 ratings