Haystack Blonde Ale
Great Adirondack Brewing Company

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #241
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #32,203
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 15.68%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
11
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Great Adirondack Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler share.
Both were poured into becher pint glasses.
The appearance was a pale yellow color with a sly transparency about it. Small white foamy head mellowed out nicely. Soft lace strings out appropriately.
The aroma had some cracker-like malts, floral and grassy hops and a slight lemon sweetness subtly underneath.
The flavor leaned into the malts initially and had mostly the same aftertaste with some lemon.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability. Good carbonation and ABV. Mild cracker malty finish.
Overall, not a bad blonde ale, perhaps again, maybe with some food.

Oct 07, 2018
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tobelerone from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pale yellow, clear beer with a small white head that has decent retention and lacing. Grainy and lightly sweet malt smell with a hint of floral hops; very simple aroma. Taste follows suit; while this is hoppier, with more floral and grassy notes than most blonde light beers, it’s still pretty simple and led primarily by pale malt and wheat and has a gentle, sweet grainy cereal flavor with moderate bitterness.

Body is light and carbonation is fairly high. Crisp and clean, refreshing, but a bit unexciting, unsurprisingly. Still a pretty good and less bland example of the style than often encountered.

May 31, 2012
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thekevlarkid from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off the tap at Lake Placid this beer was a clear, pale gold color. The head was white, the retention weak and the lacing scattered and under-average too. The aroma was light, a blend of grassy hops and pale malt. The flavors were very dry and grassy with a touch of alcohol, light wheat and a touch of bitterness from the hops at the end. The mouthfeel was above average and semi-smooth, the body and carbonation medium. Refreshing and sessionable but un-commanding.

Feb 25, 2009
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plaid75 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium golden hue with a two finger white foamy head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell was very light and subtle. A nice light grain and wheaty aroma dominated.

The taste was light and clean. A very solid malt body with elements of wheat and rye. A smattering of hops kept the flavor interesting.

The mouthfeel was excellent for a blonde ale. Clean and crisp, with just a hint of wheat chewiness.

Overall an excellent blonde ale. A perfect summer brew.

Jul 25, 2006
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Shiloh from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you like a really good light beer, you must try the Haystack Blonde Ale, it is everything a light ale should be and more.
A medium golden colour with a matching medium body and a light carbonation with a short head.
The taste has a slight bitter presence throughout this tasting expierience and lightly malted to the back.
The nose is mildly floral.
A session brew for sure...I liked it very much....recomended!

Sep 15, 2004
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TheOtherMike from Michigan

2.38/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I tried this since they were out of the John Brown Pale Ale.

Although this beer was a bit weak in taste and mouthfeel, perhaps even watery, it was ok for accompanying a meal. I had only one, since there are other good beers at this establishment.

I recommend trying the sampler.

Apr 11, 2004
Haystack Blonde Ale from Great Adirondack Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 11 ratings