JT Schmid's JT Light | JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dogbrick on 01-15-2003

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.35/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed at brewery, 02/29/08.

Clear golden color with a few lazy bubbles rising to make a thin skin of white foam. Very light, sweet aroma.

Has a slight flavor: sweet malt at first, then a somewhat spicy hop component before a corn note finish.

Not terribly impressive, but as an alternative to macros, acceptable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hopdog
2.42/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the JT Schmid's Brew Pub located in Anaheim, CA.

Poured a medium yellow color wtih a small sized white head. Aromas of grains, 'husky', and I was getting some floralness. Tastes of the same graininess and just all around sweetness. Thin and watery body with watery tastes.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at JT Schmid's in Tustin

A: The pour is a pale golden straw with a short lived white head.

S: Not surprisingly, there is a lot of corn. In fact, the aroma is mostly corn. There is a little bit of apple juice sweetness, and maybe some grassy hops. Overall, though, not very much going on.

T: Like with the aroma, there's a very light flavor. Also like the aroma, the flavor is mostly corn. There's some water and apple juice, and maybe even a light tartness. Very mild malt and a hint of yeast.

M: Light and watery with a medium carbonation.

O: Pretty unimpressive, but that's what I was expecting.

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Photo of HopHead84
2.9/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5


On tap at JT Schmid's. This place brews. Whoah.

A: Looks like a mixture of 50/50 apple juice to water. Fast fading white head and a little lacing.

S: Mineral, apple, light metallic notes, and sweet grains. A little biscuit.

T: Corn and grass with sweet grains and a very low level of bitterness.

M: Light body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A no frills light Ale. I'm not really sure what that is, I guess a more insipid version of a blond. Not terrible but not at all good.

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Photo of Overlord
1.73/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A really, really bad example of the style. I never would have guessed this was a blonde ale.

Pours a watery yellow with little to no head. Smells like ... not much, actually. Maybe a whiff of malt. Taste is basically a flat, semi-skunked malt component and a dash of earthiness.

Nearly tasteless, and completely forgettable.

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Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dogbrick
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Gold color with mild effervescence and a thin head as white as hospital sheets. Very mild hops aroma. Light and crisp flavor was just this side of boring. Mildly dry finish. Okay for a light. This beer almost seemed to be trying for a "Light Blonde" style.

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

JT Schmid's JT Light from JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
2.6 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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