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American Blonde Ale
Ranked #334
Ranked #41,651
3.58 | pDev: 10.06%
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
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Notes: The only way to describe this beer is Infinitely Drinkable. This is smooth liquid refreshment with a hint of Centennial hops for fruity notes and low bitterness for an easy finish. Available on draught and in 8 packs of 12oz cans, yep that’s right 8 cans, because when a beer is Infinitely Drinkable, six just isn’t enough!
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Photo of johnreggie
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thoroughly enjoyable very light and refreshing brew. I agree with other reviewers this tastes like a hoppy Pilsner. Blind tasting I might think Helles too. Just doesn’t taste like a Blonde. Nice lacing, creamy mouth feel, biscuit, lemon, tart apple. Could drink many

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Photo of HellsRanger
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lets start with I'm a Southern Tier man, but this didn't rank in the top, but still a good brew.
It pours a nice yellow straw color with a nice pillow of white foam, and decent lacing.
As for aroma it falls a little short of an adventure to nose, but still a pleasant fill of malt & hops in a nice blended bouquet.
The taste seems to fall short of the aroma projected...they come to be a little on the "lite" side...hint hint. It is a very drinkable beer, but was wanting a little bit more adventure for the palate. Since I'm very fond of Southern.
As for the feel...it follows taste lite and drinkable. Will try again, and see if things change.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear straw yellow with a white head. Aroma is biscuits and corn. Flavor follows the nose and is slightly sweet up front with no real hop bitterness in the finish. Feel is crisp, light and well carbonated. Overall a little boring, but that's almost to be expected at 4.8% ABV.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can, canned on 5/23/19, got this from my buddy Denis last week. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells mostly like bready/grainy malt, along with some light floral and grassy hops. I think the taste is pretty much like the aroma, but there's also some honey and vegetal/corn flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's a bit slick and easy enough to drink. I don't know, this isn't bad but there just seems to be something missing with this one. Really doesn't seem to be a much of a step up from a typical macro brew. I wouldn't turn one of these down, but I also wouldn't make it a point to seek it out either. Still, worth a try if you can get a single somewhere.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a "nonic" pint glass; bottled by March 27, 2019.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, golden yellow color, a white, one finger head, rim retention, and spotty lacing.
S: Slightly floral. Aromas cracker, biscuit, honeysuckle, grasses and grains. Very nice nose on this.
T: Semisweet. Palate follows the nose; floral elements of rose water and hyacinth. Light bitterness, but enough to impart character and a crisp, refreshing finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with light, but steady carbonation overall. Refreshing.
O: Really a nicely constructed, American Blonde Ale. This would work as a refreshing, go-to ale.

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Photo of Gmann
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw color with a wispy white head. Meh.

The aroma is grainy, vegetal notes. Light lemony hops. Sweet.

The taste is sweet, slightly grainy with subtle grassy hops. Some metallic notes.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Lightly sweet on the palate. Finishes clean and crisp. A bit dry in the finish.

Southern Tiers answer to the macro lager. It’s ok.

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass

Look: Clear golden yellow with a nice head that dissipated almost immediately.
Smell: A little fruity (Lemon??) with a honey-like bready quality. Not a huge aroma.
Taste: Very nice, crisp and clean, with that honey-like bread taste that dominates the palate and lingers after fading slightly.
Feel: Thin and light carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and as infinitely drinkable as they say. Sweet but not too sweet, and super clean throughout.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw colored, clear beer with a foamy white head. The aroma is fruity, grainy, with some cracker and malty sweetness. Tastes sweet and grainy with some tartness, cracker and a decently hoppy finish. Really light and carbonated. Really tasty blonde.

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Photo of CabinJoel
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is all about setting the bar appropriately. It is light and I mean light - so expect a light beer. It is better then a Coors light, Bud light, or Miller light - but I would put it in the same category. So just expect a solid light beer - I can't say I agree with the reviewers that say this beer is a well hopped pilsner - it is a pilsner but I would not agree that it is well hopped, but I like hoppy IPAs so again it is all about setting the bar.

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Photo of Raleigh97
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent interpretation of a blonde ale in my opinion. In my opinion blonde ales are often far too sweet and under hopped. This tastes more like a well hopped pilsner with a bit of fruity ale flavors and aromas. Good beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 3/27/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty aromas. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pale/wheat malts; light-moderate citrus/earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Mild pine, zesty, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pale/wheat malts; light-moderate citrus/earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice American blonde ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pale/wheat malts; light-moderate citrus/earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink; with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean pale/wheat malt showcase; with restrained fruity yeast, and solid Centennial hop presence/balance. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale clear golden color, fizzy one finger head
Bright grass smell, lemon rind
Bread, corn, grass, honey, malts
Light body, light carbonation
Not a lot of flavor here. Drinks clean though

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a can of this off the single shelf at my local Giant Eagle. It poured a slightly hazy golden with very thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had faint grain and lemon. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet malt start and slight lemon zest bitter finish. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Certainly not the most exciting beer but it is perfectly drinkable one a hot summers day at the ball game - a little orange peel, mild Belgian yeast, essentially a craftier version of Blue Moon

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Photo of CTHomer
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; virtually no lacing;

S: grain and grass with a hint of spice

T: follows the nose up front; lemon comes in at the middle and increases through the finish; very mild bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; dry finish;

O: this has more going on than your average American blonde;

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Photo of woodychandler
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am finishing up my New Southern Tier Beer Sunday (Week 713) from yesterday by adding something for The CANQuest (tm) today.

From the CAN: "Infinitely Drinkable"; "Why the hell not?"

I was anxious for a Crack! of the vent after Pop!ping so many caps yesterday. I decided to stick with a slow, gentle C-Line Glug since I was still feeling some of the aftereffects of yesterday's CANtics. It responded by forming just under two fingers' worth of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention, leaving a modicum of lacing in its wake. Color was a gorgeous Yellow-Gold (SRM =4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, leading to a visit from The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon. If everybody wants some, they wanted some, too! Sheesh. Nose had a very pleasant lemony, biscuity quality & my mouth was set to watering. I love biscotti & some of the best comes out of the ovens at Enrico's Biscotti Company in Pixburgh. Lemon biscotti? Don't get me started! Mmm. Mouthfeel was kinda par for this course - not watery, kinda medium, but not evoking any kind of wild response. The taste, while pleasant enough, did not quite live up to the nose. It was lemony, but not as lemony as on the nose. It was also sweeter than the nose had led me to expect. I was kind of put in mind of Lemonheads CANdy, but it wasn't THAT sweet. Finish was in that grey area between semi-sweet & semi-dry. It was decent, but I CANnot feature myself filling a cooler with it. YMMV.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This solid little session brew
pours a clear yellow straw color with a decent head of white
foam that rests into a thin ring and sparse layer. Nose of
subtle wheat and grain with light honey and citrus touches.
Flavors hit the right mark for an easy drinking session brew.
Sweet honey malts, moderate wheat and grain notes, and a
dash of lemon zest and subtle pineapple. around herbal hop
notes. Decent mouth feel; medium light body, medium light
carbonation, and a citrus and sweet wheat finish that is lightly
dry and quenching.

Overall a SOLID little brew.


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Photo of secondtooth
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean golden amber, with an off-white head and little lace.

Aroma: Lightly-hopped with honeyed malts.

Taste: Bright and balanced with sweet maltiness and tangy hops. A likable and palate-pleasing blonde done right, drinkable and light but flavorful. Liked it.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On-tap @ Stirling Tavern in Stirling, NJ.

Straw/pale gold with a creamy white head. Good clarity. Subtle aroma of biscuity malt and faint floral hops. Very mild flavor, balanced and clean. Light bodied. Lacking a bit of character overall and could use a little more body, but a refreshing blonde ale, nonetheless.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very mild blonde ale - I kinda liked it...

As sessionable as sessionable gets, this blonde pours out golden color, crystal clear, and with little foam and no lacing. The smell is wheaty, bready, with a hint of citrus notes. The mouthfeel was light but crisp, though the taste was light as well as in mostly not much to really mention. Overall, this is a great beer to have on hand at the beach or poolside or even during a quite evening when you're just wanting to kick back and relax.

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Photo of ordybill
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is citrus hops and wheat. The taste is mellow and easily drinkable.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium look and nose. Light sweetness with hints of fruit and mild cereals. The flavor is full of floral and bread notes, but overall very benign and simple, with little aftertaste but a background sweet fruitiness that never inhibits the ability to enjoy the solid features. Another excellent barbecue beer.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Light yellow, big bubbles. No lace, little head.
S: Wheat? Maybe a touch of candy.
F: Just a bit of foam buildup. Slightest bitter at the edges.
T: Craft Blondes are the beers I wish would be every damn adjunct lager could be. It has that generic beer flavor without the really thick cheap beer flavor. Session ale it is. Not much to offend, and that's great. Light wheat, light hops, just a clean taste.
O: Out of the 5 pack I got this in, I believe this was my favorite. I wouldn't mind a 12 pack of this at a picnic.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.66/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

DATE: JULY 14, 2018... OCCASION: Deck drinking after a lazy afternoon with the boys... GLASSWARE: Rare Vos shaker... pours an overzealous pile of cloud atop its equally intense, lovely, hazy sallow yellow body... I am a fan of its apparent freshness, even as its head flatrims to an off-kilter ring... lemon zest, light banana, buttery cracker, and some fruity mixture makes for a different kind of blonde... lively on the tongue, bubbly as advertised, and crisp at the throat... light-bodied, and indeed drinkable for at least five days, to be safe... the downturn is its flavor profile, which settles on bland rather than blond... I usually revel in what ST does, so maybe this is just inevitable or unfair expectation, but the buttery cracker becomes malty breadiness that impairs the brightness of the hops... what was once gold and refreshing becomes blunted and meh at best... as a partner to Tangier, 2XSmash, and Nu skool, this pales too much, even considering its genre...

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Photo of MikeWard
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass at Hucklebucks, Pottsville, PA tonight.

slightly hazy yellow body, small white head, some carbonation, average lacing.

Faint aroma of malt & apples,

This is a good tasting blonde ale. Solid malt background, and a mild non tart taste of apple.

Mouth around medium, finish faintly dry & fruity

Overall, a pleasant surprise. nice easy drinking beer on a warm humid evening, and good taste to it.

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