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Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #341
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
81
Ranked #43,667
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 10.31%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
169
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  38
SCORE
81
Good
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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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CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy, gold in color, one finger head that dissipates to a foam cap. Aroma is of malt and floral notes, some spiciness. Taste is balanced between sweet and bitter with neither one dominating. Flavor is unique. Has some belgian type flavors. Very malty. Mouthfeel is thin. soft carbonation. Overall it is a drinkable beer. Not an exceptional beer.

Nov 24, 2020
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BFCarr from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours light yellow with a thick white head that fades quickly. Aroma is very mild, but has some bready notes. Taste is mild bitter with a fair amount of sweetness. Feel is good, decent body here. Overall, it is very drinkable and at 4.8% you can drink a few. It's not spectacular, but that's a heavy lift for a Blonde Ale. It's tasty and drinkable. What else do you want?

Oct 31, 2020
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear light gold with 1.5 finger head which doesn't last too long. Faint pale malt, slightest citrus and piney hops. Flavor follows, just a hint of west coast hop character. I would have guessed cascade. True to style it's an understated beer, but to me it falls too far into boring territory.

Oct 11, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer is properly named. You can drink this all day, 8 days a week for sure. A perfect option for football viewing festivities. It has a welcoming blonde color that screams “drink me” and smells wonderfully sweet. It flows so nice down the gullet and tastes so easy, you’ll be asking yourself where the rest of your beer went. All in all great work at Southern Tier.

Sep 27, 2020
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arizcards from Arizona

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up as part of the Southern Tier Overpack'd 15 pack on 9-12-20. Canned on 6-22-20; consumed 9-14-20.

Beer poured golden with an okay white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is sweet malt and a touch of floral hops.

Taste is sweet malt forward hopped but not enough to balance the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and neither overly smooth or refreshing.

Overall not a bad beer and one that would be very easy drinking for someone new into craft beer.

Sep 14, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight fruity and hop hints
The taste has slight fruity and hop flavors
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
An easy drinking Blonde Ale

Sep 13, 2020
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold with a loosely bubbled white head that doesn’t hang around long.

Smells of flowers grain bread herbal hops.

Slightly lemon and floral up front giving way to a grainy nut bread malt middle with a dry herbal hop finish. Very solid.

Aug 13, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

L: Clear amber yellow.

S: Hoppy. Tangy in a watery way.

T: Watery and the hops don't taste all that good. It has the potential for a wonderful character profile, but it doesn't have the body, and what it does have is overpowered by hops.

F: Lacking.

O: Right idea, wrong execution.

Jul 30, 2020
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/16/20...bright golden color, see through. Almost fully settled foam, some floating bubbles. Notes of hay, straw, malt. Slightly sweet taste. Loads of cereal grains. Very fresh. Malty. Really smooth and excellent for the style.

Jul 25, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours light gold body with small white head with ok retention and lacing.
S: sweet, Brett smell; some sweet lemongrass notes.
T: sweet, light taste, but has a juiciness to it.
M: crisp and refreshing.
O: ok overall; taste seemed a bit off, but definitely refreshing.

May 25, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear. Straw color. Good starting head but it quickly becomes a thin layer of bubbles in the center. Some spots for lace.

The smell reminds me of the adjunct beers I had when I didn't know better. There is a whiff of light floral hop, but this is mostly a grainy, raw barley nose.

Blondes don't need to be impressive, just well balanced and flavorful. This one comes close. The (very) pale malt flavor is decent. There's a bit of berry sweetness to the palate. The body is naturally thin, but the lower than fizz carbonation works well for this beer. The hop remains floral but is better pronounced here. Overall, this is a favorable beer for the style.

May 22, 2020
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Bluecrow from New York

3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-pale, clear can pour. -actively effervescent with a 1.5 cm foam cap and an aroma of sweet malt and grain.
The flavor is mild with hay, a light grape note and a bit of woody hop. The body is light. -an easy drinker.

Apr 26, 2020
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color with very good clarity. Poured with a moderate, bright white, creamy foam with medium low retention.
Medium bready, malty aromas. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and pleasantly smooth, easy feel. Malty flavors up front followed by slightly acidic, medium bitterness. Bready flavors return on the back end. Finished with light, lingering, bready malt notes that slowly fade. Well balanced and a bit more bitter than many blondes, but that's they way I like it. A solid, tasty, malty, easy drinking blonde ale.

Apr 19, 2020
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mikeinportc from New York

3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear gold , with short-lived moderate white head, that leaves a ring and a few tiny bits of lacing.

Smell is doughy malt , light fruity mix of sweet apple+pear , and a faint bit of spice . (Coriander? Noble hops?)

Taste is bread crust , with some floral+wet straw hop flavors.

Feel is light with moderate sharp carbonation.

Overall , don't expect a Belgian-style blonde . More like a light lager, but better, with blonde elements. That said, it's still pleasant and enjoyable, and would recommend.

Jan 17, 2020
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johnreggie from New York

3.34/5  rDev -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

Oct 20, 2019
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HellsRanger from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Oct 16, 2019
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.41/5  rDev -5%
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.

Aug 20, 2019
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Jul 19, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Jul 18, 2019
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Gmann from New York

3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Jul 07, 2019
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Jun 13, 2019
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Apr 19, 2019
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CabinJoel from Ohio

3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Feb 05, 2019
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Raleigh97 from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Jan 21, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Jan 13, 2019
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