Raspberry Blonde
4 Noses Brewing Company

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From:
4 Noses Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #216
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,429
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 13.33%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 30, 2021
Added:
Aug 02, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  5
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Olesjm from Kansas

3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Orangish pink, opaque, no head.
S: fruity and raspberry.
T: mildy tart, sweet, grainy and raspberry.
M: light bodied.
O: not as much raspberry as I'd like. A solid blonde with a raspberry fruity sweetness.
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jul 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Can included with their variety 12-pack box:

"Raspberry blonde." "Ale with raspberries." 6.3% ABV. 12 IBUs.

Fruity, sure, with a powdery raspberry puree flavour. Not quite evocative of actual raspberries (a la Belgian framboise), but succeeds at evoking canned raspberry extract/puree. Just a bit tart, but not sour or acidic.

Pale malts lend it a bit of sweetness. It's on the sweeter side in general but isn't cloying or saccharine.

Powdery and soft on the palate, which makes it sound more refreshing than it is. Smooth, wet, light-bodied, well-carbonated.

Whether you want to judge it as a fruited ale or a blonde ale, it's not very impressive - which isn't to say it's a bad beer, just that it's mundane. Even if you narrow down its competition to just fruited blonde ales from Colorado, Dry Dock's apricot blonde is a good deal better than this. I don't dislike it, but it's not a beer I'd buy a sixer of even if I won't mind casually plowing through the 3 cans included in my variety box.

At least it's not medicinal, which is usually the biggest pitfall for a (non-sour) fruited ale like this.

C / AVERAGE
May 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by funku2 from Colorado

Apr 03, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Excellent blonde and highly enjoy that razz flavor. Absolutely smashable. Good stuff. The raspberry flavor felt vibrant and natural which is a big positive
Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by summitsippin from Colorado

Feb 26, 2021
 
Rated: 2.92 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Jan 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by RDW from Nebraska

Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by 22Blue from Kansas

Dec 31, 2020
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Rated by Sellen from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
8/2/2020
Dec 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by RBorsato from Virginia

Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by QuakeAttack from California

3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a bright red with decent head. Light smell of raspberries, but not much of the beer itself. More of a raspberry drink than a beer (very little taste of the base beer). Need to dial back the raspberry. Remember, this is a beer, not a sweet drink.
Sep 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Bierwolf from Missouri

3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Look: It poured pretty, about 1 finger of foam, went quickly down to a thin film, nice carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass. However it looked more orange or peach than raspberry red.
Smell: Smelled lightly of raspberry and other fruitiness.
Taste: Really just a hint of raspberry, not much more than that. More bitter than sweet.
Feel: Pretty light bodied, maybe a hint past light to medium light. Could definitely feel the carbonation. A little bitter after taste but it did not hang on.
Overall: A bit disappointing for me anyway. I was hoping for a bigger raspberry flavor but it just isn't there.
Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.51 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by geo_snow_dancer

2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Smell: While a bit one-note, that note was a pleasant raspberry that promised a lot of fruit flavor.

Taste: Taste did not live up to the raspberry aroma. It was a bit of letdown after first cracking the can open, but it wasn't bad.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, however it felt a little heavy in body.

Overall: Could have used more flavor development besides simple raspberry. Needed more balance.
Apr 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L: Pours a dark red pink with a medium frothy head with no lacing on the glass.

S: Raspberry is very up front in this beer, there is a bit of tartness from the beer, other than the raspberry, I don't a lot else.

T: Slightly tart raspberry with a touch of sweetness, no bitterness, this beer is almost all raspberry I don't get much else.

F: light body and easy drinking

O: This is a very raspberry forward beer, i wish the raspberry was toned down abit and we get a little more beer characteristics.
Apr 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Beaver13 from Colorado

3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can, canned on 10/22/19. Pours hazy pink red with some chunks and a fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is sweet and tart raspberry, a bit subdued.

The flavor is sweet raspberry with a little tartness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK fruit beer.
Mar 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by netshark from Colorado

Mar 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by WDJersey from Colorado

Sep 03, 2019
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Presentation: Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a lambic glass.

Appearance: The one finger head goes away almost immediately and leaves behind some lacing in pacthes. It's a murky, opaque brick color.

Smell: It's a faint aroma of fresh raspberries with a touch of musty grains in the background.

Taste: It's mostly just a watery, malty sweetness with a slight hint of fruity raspberry as it goes down and that's it.

Mouthfeel: It's light, crisp, and refreshing with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: It looks good and the scent is pleasant enough to but the taste just isn't that great. The raspberry is subdued and barely present at all.
Jun 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by Brob245 from Missouri

Nov 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Jul 07, 2018
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Fun, a good breakfast beer, light and fruity. A rosy coral color with no head nor bubbles, nor lacing. Smells of raspberries, tastes of generic fruit, light mouthfeel, overall a little underwhelming, but I'm glad to try it.
Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by sohearn from Alabama

Jun 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.48 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Mar 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Jan 02, 2017
 
Rated: 2.75 by COR8RFAN from Colorado

Aug 01, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
a lackluster brew from these guys, who have been nothing but amazingly impressive across the board so far. on tap at mead street station, it looks pink and cloudy in the glass, unassuming and unimpressive. no head and no bubbles, but the color is nice.smells like generic jammy fruit. it could easily be strawberry until i taste it, and the tartness of the raspberry comes out too. their regular bareback blonde is so good, i had much higher hopes for this. the fruit makes it too sweet, and the hops that were there in the original seem lost and under dosed in this edition. the raspberry, although it tastes authentic to me, adds very little, this was a better beer without it in my opinion. one thing i do like though is that it doesnt linger too long on the palate, and while its sweet in the middle, its somewhat dry in the finish, drinkable for that reason, although its absolutely under carbonated for the style. a good beer to have one of and move on, but 4 noses is capable of a lot better than this...
Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Aug 02, 2015
Raspberry Blonde from 4 Noses Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 30 ratings