8 Days A Week
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #339
Ranked #44,870
3.6 | pDev: 11.94%
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
8 Days A Week8 Days A Week
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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Pivopijak from Washington

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite light, golden straw look. Reduced amount of sweet floral spice, with a slightly roasted malt character, in the aroma. Rather thin, a touch fruity in the lightly toasted malt flavor. Quite a mild finish.

Nov 08, 2021
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ohbigun from West Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can poured into a chilled mug. Best by 10/27/21. Consumed 9 days after best by date.

L: Hazy, pale yellow. Loads of carbonation. 3.75

S: Rather neutral. I detect a slight sweetness. 3.75

T: Incredibly refreshing. The can doesn't lie when it says "infinitely drinkable." This might compete with Miller Lite as my go-to if I can find more of it. 4.5

F: No taste of alcohol, very pleasant. Very bubbly, almost like a soda. Enjoyable. 4.5

O: A winner, for sure. Sad I only have one can to enjoy. Will definitely be on the lookout to try again. 4.25

Notable for being my first written review. :)

Also my 2nd-highest all-time rating at time of writing.

Nov 06, 2021
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, a date

Looks more than decent, but with tons of fine suspended particles. Smells of corn and grain, with a kiss of hops. The taste is much the same, with a crisp bite of carbonation

Solid, this could be a daily drinker. Lawnmower beer

Oct 23, 2021
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass and enjoyed in the cool morning sun marked: "D.O.B 07/07/20" so...not new, or fresh. Did it get better over time? (Looking at other reviews) I don't know, this is my only taste.

Orangish-gold, lifeless body exhibits a slight haze or cloudiness with a disappearing cap, sans lacing.

Muted floral aroma is nice and flows into the taste which is slightly fruity and on the sweet side, but finishes clean and wet. Lighter feel with just enough body.

Overall a nice golf or lawn mowing beer.

May 08, 2021
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VALIS666 from Massachusetts

2.28/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear straw color with quickly fading lacing. Both the smell and taste are unpleasant to me, sweet and bready, like a soggy piece of corn bread that was soaking in stale Miller Lite. The aftertaste is also unpleasant, but at least it fades quickly.

Mar 20, 2021
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can dated best by 6/29/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a translucent light golden color with about one finger of white head. Mild retention and lacing.

I'd think this was a lager by the smell. Smells of grains bread and saltine cracker with a bit of grass.

Tastes a little on the sweeter side. Bit of lemon in there along with the notes mentioned on the nose.

Drinks easy enough. Very slight bitter aftertaste. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel. Above average carbonation.

This beer would probably hit the spot after cutting the grass in August heat. It's certainly not bad, but it isn't anything special.

Mar 14, 2021
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from tfontana, thanks.
Deep straw with a hint of gold and haze with a decent sized but short lived frothy white head. Earthy floral hops with a solid bready crackery lightly toasty malt. Hints of green apple and sulfur.

Jan 16, 2021
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Capeclark from Maine

1/5  rDev -72.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pretty bad stuff for a stellar brewer. Tastes and smells like bubble gum. Came in a variety pack and will be throwing the other 2 cans out. Can't believe that Southern Tier would be marketing beer to children. Got hooked on their beers years ago starting with the 2X. The 8 Days stuff is quite disapointing to says the least.

Jan 16, 2021
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CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -1.7%
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%
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 +0.8%
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 North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
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 +4.2%
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 +2.8%
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 -19.4%
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 +9.2%
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 -17.5%
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 -0.8%
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 +0.3%
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 +11.9%
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%
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 -7.2%
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 -2.2%
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 -5.3%
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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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 191 ratings