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Big House Blonde | Petaluma Hills Brewing Company

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3.6/5
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14 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Petaluma Hills Brewing Company
California, United States
petalumahills.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by petalumahills on 03-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,968
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
pDev:
18.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SpaethJam
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug. Bottled 8/24/16.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little bit of haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam; I think it looks pretty nice.

Smell: quite grainy and slightly sweet with a bit of a green hop aroma. More of an American blonde ale aroma than a Belgian one.

Taste: grainy and malty with little hop character and a moderately bitter finish. This would pass as a decent American blonde, but there's little-to-no Belgian character here.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a great big carbonation and pretty satisfying creaminess.

Overall: it's not a terrible beer, but if they are going for a Belgian style then they didn't really get there.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 8BaconBits
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brotherloco
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bumchilly25
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was quite the treat after travelling to visit Lagunitas Brewing and finding it to be closed (Monday and Tuesday). All of the beers were tasty and this one was especially to style.

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Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Histomom
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely love this Belgian beer!

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Photo of JeffBlue
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

(Draft, Bay Area Brew Fest, San Francisco 1/24/15) Quite possibly the strangest tasting beer ever. Our entire group confirmed the taste of corn tortillas.

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Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MastaShonuf
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of crazysage
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Big House Blonde from Petaluma Hills Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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