5X Blonde
Five Threads Brewing Company

5X Blonde5X Blonde
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From:
Five Threads Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Wheatwine
ABV:
17%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 6.65%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
13
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 27, 2022
Added:
Jun 29, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
5X Blonde is a Blonde Wheatwine clocking in at a mind-bendingly drinkable 17% abv. As you’ve come to expect from our 5X series, it’s not to be taken lightly. But those brave enough to take the leap will be greeted with rich notes of clover honey, pineapple upside-down cake, flan, luxardo cherries, and dried mango. The finish is luxurious and decadent, and masks all traces of its heavyweight stature.
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Rated: 3.4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by ppavlick from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear dark brown with a huge khaki head that dies down quickly. Big caramel and wheat nose with lingering spices and booze. Feel is very hot with booze and the wheat only adds harshness, massive beer. This sets up the taste to fail with hot booze, strong wheat, clashed together with super sweet caramel, honey, brown sugar, and supporting hints of spices and flowers. Just too much
Sep 16, 2021
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Another inexplicable Tavour impulse...

Well this is unique at least, and kind of enjoyable. Hugely sticky sweet honey and caramel relentlessly kick the hell out of your sweet receptors. There is some measure of relief from the surprisingly subdued pineapple and pine 100 ibu attempt at "balance". The alcohol exhale is abundant but flavorful at least, floral and spicy.

This is suicide wing good, more an endurance test than anything else. As Moe said before fire touched his Flaming Homer, "It's not without it's charm." Actually, this is pretty good.
Sep 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Aug 25, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is somewhat hazy reddish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving just a minuscule ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The taste has flavors of caramel and honey along with notes of spices
T: The taste is a bit sweet and syrupy and has flavors of caramel and toffee with hints of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels nearly full-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely tastes strong, but nothing like something that is 17% abv - it seems more like something that is 12% or 13%. Nonetheless, it is a slow sipper given its strength.

Serving type: can
Aug 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 11, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can from Tavour. Dark, cloudy amber, a few bubbles then flat. Aroma is boozy first, malty second, with sweet notes, caramel and orange. Taste is caramel and toffee, sweet malts, brown sugar, brown bread and that omnipresent alcohol warmth. Sugary finish with lots of heat.
Aug 09, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can into a teku. No freshness dating, not that it matters with this one. Tavour purchase.

Head dissipates almost immediately, understandable given the 17.0abv. The body is an almost crystal clear reddish amber color, glowing orange/amber at the edges of the glass.

Slightly floral aroma. Quite strong alcohol presence.

On tasting, the bitterness level is quite high (100 IBU). Malty, lightly sweet. Rolls around the tongue nicely. Alcohol warms the throat to the edge of burning.

Mouthfeel is really quite pleasant. Medium to full mouth, finish a progression from sweet to warm to strong alcohol burn to bitterness.

Overall, alcohol and bitterness dominate, cant seem to find any nuances. Can proclaims orange blossom (which I find on the nose). White peach and creme brulee I dont find.
Aug 06, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
strong ale more like a barley wine great taste but drink slow at 17 % share with a friend
Jul 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Herbabee from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a small sampler snifter with moderation, causing a modest dissipating head w/lingering thin ring at the surface edge. A lovely copper-rose semi-translucent hue. Nose to me reveals a dominant ruby red grapefruit/IPA-ish thing about it, but a deeper whiff reveals that this puppy's gonna have some heat. Taste on tongue and roof is prominently hoppy bitter (said grapefruit again), yet a syrupy-spicy sweetness competing for prominence. Brewer's description notes pineapple-upside-down cake, so yes there is that and even with the maraschino cherry, to boot. Maybe something like graham crackers found in the finish as well. As forewarned from the nose, this had some burn going down. Hope it kills some bad bacteria, and spares the good!

While the stronger ones are generally my immediate go-to's, i am approaching this one with caution on the first encounter (with 11 -edit 10- cans to go). We'll see if this short run becomes an acquired taste.
Jul 08, 2021
5X Blonde from Five Threads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 13 ratings