Sheltowee Sunrise Golden Ale | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BEERchitect on 01-01-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Photo of secondtooth
2.6/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold, and as many of BBC's bottled brews are, overcarbonated. Watch for a massive never-ending head of foam. Pour with caution.

Malty nose -- bread, soap. Not much there.

Taste is also overmalted, even syrupy. A little hint of bitterness at the finish can't save this very average beer. Hints at even being a little skunky, though my bottle was produced only 2 months ago.

Messy, and very forgettable.

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Photo of Brent
3.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant-enough beer, although the flavor profile is on the shallow side. Slightly hazy gold color. A bit of grain in the aroma. Some moderate tartness at the front, with cerial and grain notes following in modest progression. Sufficient hops bittering at the end, with a bit of astringency. Not bad as a quaffer, but nothing to linger over.

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Photo of wspscott
2.61/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: Pale straw color with a thin white head
S: slightly grainy with no obvious hops
T&M: again, slightly grainy with no obvious hops. Highly carbed and well attenuated.
D: This is ok for what it is, but nothing wonderful. If you like BMC, you will like this (that is not a complement). I was expecting an Amber ale from the name (don't know why) and was hoping this would stand up to their IPA (which was excellent). Would not buy again

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

After trying the Sheltowee Hop-a-Lot, I had some incouragement going into this one. The beer turns out somewhat flawed in comparison. As typical Blonde Ales do, the grain-to-malt ratio makes the beer questionable, however the supporting hops (English?) give the beer a slight grassy, pine-ey, and much needed crispness. A big whif of dms (cream corn) comes leaping out of the glass early, but seem to disipate as the I continued to drink. However, the sweet corn flavor never subsided, leaving a moderate hop rate, as the only posative attributes to the beer. Finishes with a grassy bitterness, and that distracting corn flavor.

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Sheltowee Sunrise Golden Ale from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
2.83 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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