Original Joe's Blonde Lager | Big Rock Brewery

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Original Joe's Blonde LagerOriginal Joe's Blonde Lager

Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CrazyMike on 03-03-2011

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by BigBry:
Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Original Joe's, Macleod Trail. Can't complain about Happy hour prices.
This beer is a clear golden color, dense white head. Average retention, fades quickly, minimal lace.
It smells of some grains, a bit sour, and earthy hops.
The taste starts grainy and a bit sweet, ends with wet grass hops.
The carbonation, body and mouthfeel are medium.
Nothing wrong, just plain and safe.

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Photo of BCborn
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Contract brewed exclusively for the Original Joe's restaurant chain.

This beer appears a clear medium golden colour, with one finger of dense soapy white head, which leaves a low mountain range profile of lace around the glass as it duly settles. It smells of faint pale malt, and weedy hops. The taste is sweet grainy, sourdough-like malt, and more understated grassy, weedy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body light, but not thin, and a little prickly. It finishes fairly dry, an herbal bitterness lingering.

For a mid-afternoon, beat the rush pint, this was agreeable enough, though a bit more crispness wouldn't have hurt. Dumbed down less than usual.

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Photo of ziggig
3.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not bad with calimari at original joes bub here. Nice clean clear color and super light. Excellent cool in the pub.

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Photo of CrazyMike
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow appearance and minimal head but with some lace. Smell is sweet with malty hops.

Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of corn and cooked vegetable, nothing powerfull though. Does have a clean refreshing taste. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter with a lingering maltiness.

Overall, a fairly light beer, but inoffensive and enjoyable. I can see this as a good patio beer. Worth a try.

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Photo of Slyguy
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This is a fairly nice, clean pale ale (lager) with a nice golden hue.

This beer does not have a substantial head, nor does it have an exceptional odour, but what this beer does have is a nice clean crisp fresh taste. It is mildly bitter with minimal malty flavours present.

I would find this to be a pleasent beer to enjoy on a warm summer day (if those actually occur in alberta...) and the nice mild flavours in the light lager style makes for a refreshing drink.

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Photo of Slongie
2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Howlader
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Original Joe's Blonde Lager from Big Rock Brewery
3.19 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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