Pure Blonde | Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

BA SCORE
67
poor
55 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Pure BlondePure Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Australia
fosters.com.au

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by diablo14 on 10-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
21
Avg:
2.18
pDev:
28.44%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of 54V4G3
2.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kylehay2004
2.57/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kofukasho
2.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of life_of_agony
1.67/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of spycow
2.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.8/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A pale, clear lemon yellow with a small but lasting and lacing creamy white head. Aromas of grain, straw, lemon pith and grass carrying through onto the palate. Light in body with medium to full carbonation, a firm but thin mouthfeel with a short finish of lightly bitter citrus zest and grain.

 294 characters

Photo of WoodBrew
2.5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NoSpamax
2.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SmashPants
2.57/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Format: a 355mL green bottle with a pretty standard macro label.

Appearance: a pale amber yellow in colour with sparse carbonation. A fluffy white head that drops to a thin film, sporadic lacing. Okay.

Aroma: not very much there at all. It was at this time I noticed it was a low carb. Oh God.

Taste: actually picks up a bit here - some light but quality grains but that's about it. Still, okay for a low carb.

Aftertaste: drops away very quickly, as expected. No hop bitterness, just a slightest touch of grain.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a moderate to higher carbonation. Feels pretty much like a standard macro lager, which isn't bad for a low carb macro lager.

Overall: if my brain fell out and I decided that low carb beers were a good idea (even though carbs are low in beer anyway, and it is kilojoules to watch out for), this wouldn't be a bad one. Fortunately I am still have my full faculties however, so this is going into the "not bad for a low carb, but still pretty ordinary as an actual beer" category. Probably okay for AU$43 a case for the hottest of hot days, but I'll still just have my good old Carlton Mid - cheaper and better.

 1,159 characters

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Unpleasant to smell,Largely tasteless, quite bland.

51 characters

Photo of nitrofenix
2/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BrickOneal
3/5  rDev +37.6%

Photo of NeoClassicist
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Mick82
4.04/5  rDev +85.3%

Photo of emincems
2.3/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of patre_tim
2.5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Vanz
1.5/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of sneaks2210
2.5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of MylesMac
2.75/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.78/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

okay, I will admit it, there are times, trust me, when the Australian sun is just too much for a session of big beer, even normal craft can be heavy in the oppressive heat. but we have to drink beer right? what can I session when its 100 and something degrees out? this beer is the answer. its pleasant enough in aroma and flavor to not be offensive, repulsive, or even make you feel like crap. its a pretty well made, extremely light lager that drinks just a little easier than tap water. well carbonated, it packs a lot of refreshment value when its ice cold. the color of its name, this beer has many advantages over the other affordable light beer. it tastes better, costs the same, and seems to be just about everywhere. I like it for what it is, and it kills a corona, or whatever else people usually drink on the beach. best low carb/cal beer on the aussie market.

 871 characters

Photo of Gusmotel
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of djbx
2.75/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of no8
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Pure Blonde from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
2.18 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.