Newport Beach Blonde | Newport Beach Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Newport Beach Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerResearcher on 04-21-2003

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
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3/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Newport Beach Brew Co.

A: The beer pours a pale straw color with a short lived white head.

S: Smells almost entirely like corn. Maybe just a slight graininess to it. Some grassy hop notes as well as some straw. Perhaps a touch of bread if I'm feeling generous.

T: A mild bitterness which is pretty much expected for a blonde ale. Like the nose, tons of corn with just a hint of grain/malt and bread. Minimal grassy hop contributions.

M: Light in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Light and corny, not really my thing.

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Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

thin body, crisp and clean; fair carbonation.
Mild notes of grains upfront with a hint of citrus; notes of lemon zest and an undertone of pine.
Finishes clean with a slight bitterness.
Overall; simple and clean; highly drinkable...a fair blonde, perfect right after a day at the beach.

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Photo of charlzm
2.16/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Consumed 04/21/08.

Clear pale golden. Barely-there head of white foam quickly disappears.

Aroma of cooked corn.

Light grainy flavor. A touch of corn on the aftertaste.

This is really not a style I care for, but, even having said that, I suspect there can be a much better version of this made.

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Photo of Floydster
2.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Sampled yesterday with my girlfriend, the only beer she really liked and one of my least favorites, I think pints were four dollars of this

A-Golden yellow color with a bit of a pale straw look, 3/4 inch white foamy head, some retention at the beginning, no lacing

S-Floral hops, yeast, barley, some wheat, lemon juice, few other fruits, skunkiness, and bready malt aromas

T-Did not taste much different than a Coors Light to me, refreshing and thirst quenching but not a tasty beer, watered down, some hops at first, then chewy malt, and a weak dry finish, no complexity and one dimensional, did not really changed as it warmed, just got more flat and watery, not my thing

M-Smooth and crisp mouthfeel, thin body, taste did not last long at all, lots of carbonation

D-Could drink this all day if I enjoyed the taste, incredibly light, low ABV, goes down too easy

Not a fan of blondes in the first place but this was weaker than most others evem, would not even think about ordering this if I went back here, not recommended

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2.82/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This brewpub Blonde Ale is straw gold in color with a thin white fading head. Light wet malt aroma. Light wheat flavored mellow malt. Low in Nobles hops. Bud-like, but fresh from the brewery makes it palatable, and in fact drinkable. Good for a hot day in the sun.

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Newport Beach Blonde from Newport Beach Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 11 ratings