Drake's Blonde Ale | Drake's Brewing Co.

Drake's Blonde AleDrake's Blonde Ale
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Drake's Blonde AleDrake's Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerManDan on 02-18-2003

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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 24
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3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 2014 Los Angeles Vegan Beer Festival held in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but has a much better smell in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain with mild hops and bit of malt sweetness.

T: Taste starts with a nice crispness the a bit of malt sweetness. Nice bitterness to a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing. Nice clean feel.

O: Nothing fancy, just a good summer beer that goes down easy.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: 1.5 fingers of white fluffy head. Decent retention. Color is golden yellow with some haziness. Not altogether attractive.

S: Really fruity aromas tons of citrus. Lemony. The malts come off in a grainy way. Some light caramel and biscuity. Refreshing aroma.

T: The flavors are much more acidic than I thought. Malts do indeed come off as a more raw malted grain. Hops come off in a spicy way. Low bitterness but clean.

M: Light to medium body with great carbonation.

O: Cold and refreshing with clean flavors. Now that I've had a bit more I'd say it's a touch too sweet. Still fairly refreshing though.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden in the big nonic glass. There should be a category for Malt Liquor Honey Blonde. A light perfumey flavor, which I guess is supposed to be the Kölsch style. Modest bitterness with just a touch of flowery hops. Very light body. More of a tangy lager, which I guess is the point of this style. Where is all this honey coming from?

On tap at Tiger Tiger in San Diego. Not quite quite a classic Kölsch, but an interesting and pleasant quaff.

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Drake's Blonde Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 37.5% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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