Platinum Blonde | Carolina Beer Company

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Platinum BlondePlatinum Blonde

Brewed by:
Carolina Beer Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by AlexJ on 07-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by AlexJ:
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2.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale, clear yellow amber with a thin white head. Head retention is minor and there is no lace.

Aroma is light grain, corn, cereal, a hint of peppery fruit, and ALCOHOL.

Flavor follows suit. Taste is between the original Carolina Blonde and a high-gravity malt liquor. Light grain, corn sweetness, and hot, hot alcohol. There is a very light hop presence in the finish with a hint of peppery dryness. Tastes like a juiced up Carolina Blonde, a beer that isn't very popular to begin with.

Body is medium, slick, and loses carbonation rather quickly. Not really sure what they were going for here but it doesn't work at all for me. Too bad they didn't brew a double version of their Endo, now that might be interesting.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.01/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm somewhat skittish with this beer b/c it is a double version of thier Carolina Blonde which is just slightly better than Bud or any other macro lager. I imagine a double Budweiser.
The beer looks promising. Golden amber in color a nice sticky white head with good retention.
Everything after the appearence is just average. It's not a bad beer just boring. Why release this as a limited offering to celebrate one of the brewery's milestones?
For a beer this size the aroma is almost non-existent. Some sweet malts, some grain and faint alcohol smell is all I can gather and I'm really trying here.
Flavor follows the aroma. It's not's just not exciting. Grainy tasting with mild hints of fruit. Apples, pears. Heavy on the sweet malts. Kind of reminds me of the craft brewed malt liquors. Ex. Daddy's Little Helper.
Mouthfeel is in tune with the beer. Medium bodied, wet, boring.
It's not a bad beer, but if I'm drinking something that says limited release bottle # 534 on it I expect more.
It's a little better than I was expecting which was a double Budweiser but not by much.
I'd drink it again if it was offered to me for free but that's the only way. There is just too much better beer out there for me to spend my $ on.

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Photo of hopmeister
2/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of saintwarrick
3.27/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A local-ish beer from the Carolinas, batch No. 1917. This brew pours a very pale yellow with a thin, fizzy, white head that just barely stays atop the beer before disappearing. Lost of fruity esters in the aroma and malty like a Belgian ale; apples, peaches and pears in the nose. Taste is thin, not watery, but just bigger with more alcohol than a usual blond ale, a bit of fruitiness before a hint of hops comes around.

Some candied peach in the aftertaste, but this beer needs a little more soul to carry the day, or at least the glass. Certainly tasty and refreshing, but this beer could do with a few more tweaks and a little less alcohol.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The number 1887 is emblazoned on the label between the words "Limited Batch".

Dispensed from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pnt glass. Chill hazed light copper color with a white, soda-like consistency head that fizzes away quickly. Plenty of carbonation racing towards the top to keep the head as a small, fuzzy film on top of the beverage.

Aroma is sweet and fruity. Almost like apple juice or cider but not quite as pungent. Slight metallic aromas as well. Some fresh baked buttery biscuit aromas. Bready and slightly toasted nuts.

Decent flavor profile. Sweet on the front of the tongue and bitter in the back. The bitterness lingers for quite a while and balances out any sweetness in the beer. Alightly alcoholic but nothing too overwhelming. More metallic qualities that resemble frozen metal.

Bitter in the finish and very clean in the finish as well. Crisp. I thought this was a decent beer. The abv seemed under control and the cleanness and crispness was refreshing on the palate. Easy drinker as well.

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Platinum Blonde from Carolina Beer Company
2.96 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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