Carolina Blonde | Carolina Beer Company

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Carolina BlondeCarolina Blonde

Brewed by:
Carolina Beer Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-05-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.

A. It bubbly and clear gold. It has a limited head an no real lacing. Kind of American macro looking.

S. Not much of a scent at all.

T. It's certainly malty. Way too malty, in fact. Crisp and clear, just bland. Perhaps refreshing in the right instance, but no taste other than basic malt.

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Photo of gfsufb
2.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had this from a bottle at the ACC championship game. Overall not one of my favorites, pale blonde color, very average smell and taste was that of a blonde ale with average ingredients. Overall not something I would recommend and really a let down as far as new beers go

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Photo of jrallen34
3.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass...Pours light clear pee, white head that is ok...The aroma is corn and sweet sugar, no hops but at least it isn't skunky...The taste is very sweet as well, very corny and generic, but again doesn't taste bad, just not my thing. Needs a touch of hops and this would be ok.

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1.99/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This really is a poor beer. For something that comes from a craft brewery they really make a useless beer. Had on tap Sunday at the Carolina Renaissance Festival.
Pours a pale yellow color with a thick white head and a little lacing. Smells of floral hops and and grain. Tastes way too bitter and very one note. Mouthfeel is very thin and not very much to it. Drinkability is not the best.

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Photo of bigrzman
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am not overly impressed but it is in fact a blonde ale. It pours out with a deep straw color and a whispy head. Carbonation is pleasant and minimal. It has a very grainy pilsen malt taste with grassy note minimal hop back. It is good for a nice summer day drinkable but I don't crave it.

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Photo of confer
3.42/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Very bright gold. No head at all.
S- Light and fruity. The smell is clean and inviting.
T- Lemon at the beginning and finishing very stale. The staleness lasts as an aftertaste.
MD- A ery simple and forgetable beer, I would not look for this again.

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3.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle at the Provision Company in Holden Beach, NC.

A - Poured out a very, very clear, golden yellow color with little to no head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of grains and caramel. There were some floral notes, too.

T - This tasted pretty good. A spicy blonde ale is a surprise. Sweet caramel backs up its upfront spice kick.

M - It was crisp and sharp but very light bodied.

D - This is an okay brew. It was the only "local" option at this place. (Even though the bottle says it's from Wilkes-Barre, PA).

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Photo of jporf911
3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a 12oz brown bottle.

Appearance- Clear, pale golden-yellow with a lasting white head.

Smell- Slightly acidic with hints of sweet malt and light grains as well.

Taste- The acidity of the smell turns up in the taste too. The sweet malt taste is combined with a slightly fruity hint of white wine. Hops are present but weak.

Mouthfeel- Light and fairly thin with fizzy carbonation and a slightly acidic bite.

Drinkability- You can knock back a few Carolina Blondes and be satisfied.

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Photo of kneeland
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's got a nice floral beer flavor, but nothing special to it. It tastes like a major marketing domestic brand, which can be a good or bad thing. There's no bitterness, which I like, but no sign of spice.

I want to know why it's bottled in Pennsylvania though. The company is Carolina ran, I don't get it.

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Carolina Blonde from Carolina Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 136 ratings