Blonde Ale | Orlando Brewing Partners

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Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners
Florida, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.73%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PorterLambic on 07-31-2006

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by ninaturner:
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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Photo of OompaMentor
2.03/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hazy golden color; can poured into plastic cup (DWorld). Slight carbonation with little head. Light malts to nose; nothing else is memorable. Not your typical blonde ale; very light and malts linger. Will not try this one again.

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Photo of johnyb
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had a chance to visit the Orlando Brewing tasting room and unfortunately I was not a fan of their Blonde Ale. The beer poured a clear pale yellow beer with white head that left some spotty lace. The smell was mostly grain with very light lemon zeal. The taste was more of the same....very grainy. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall, I wouldnt seek this beer out.

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Photo of Jmiller86
2.58/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of cjgator3
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at 903 Mills Market in Orlando. Pours a pale golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is light malts with a touch of hops. The taste like the aroma is light bodied with some grain and a touch of hops that goes down very easy. This is a beer with that is very drinkable and would be a great session beer.

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Photo of Gmann
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of BrewAskew
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Decent looking brew with a disappointing lack of aroma and flavor. You think they could have done more here. Feels watery. I will not buy this again. Not nasty but no character at all.

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Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of SpartyJoe
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BdM
2.94/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of at7000
2.76/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is essentially as tasteless as a Budweiser. Might be good for summer BBQs and such where one would normally consume macro-lagers. I had some Lagunitas IPA on hand, so I did this- To one bottle of this swill, I added in 1/3 a bottle of Lagunitas. It wound up tasting freakin' great after that. That easily doubled the flavor. Try it out, You will freak out on how good it tastes.

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of BeccaH
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at UNO Pizzeria 3/31/17. This beer poured a clear golden color with nice head and carbonation. I was pleasantly surprised by how much flavor it had. Many beers of this style are too watery for my taste. Smelled and tasted light and refreshing with subtle pine and citrus notes.

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Photo of mullenite
3.42/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at Raglan Road in Downtown Disney.

In to a Guiness Tulip

Very clear light golden color with a thin white head that receded kind of quickly and didn't leave much in the way of lacing on the glass at all.

Smell was grainy with some herbal hop qualities to it, though they were acceptably light. Very clean smell.

The nose carried over well in to the taste with the added touch of some very light toast, bread notes.

Thin body with far too much carbonation. The tickle on the tongue was a bit too much, even for the style.

Overall I would have probably ordered another if it weren't for the carbonation. After a hot day walking around the parks it was a good beer to sit back and relax with.

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Photo of papat444
3.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the ABC store on S. Orange Ave. in Orlando while on vacation last Sept. Enjoyed last night with my supper, a Monte Cristo sandwich.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: Thick & frothy white head that rests comfortably at 2 fingers and looks to want to stay. The body is a mostly clear honey color. Near perfect looks.

Smell: No hops, some cereal and kind of smells like an adjunct lager though not as offensive.

Taste: Hint of hops but the flavor is mostly dominated by a grainy, mineral-like feel which lends it a certain bitterness. Finishes a bit skunk-like which is off-putting a bit but not offensively so.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, slightly watery in the finish but otherwise good. Bitterness challenges the balance.

Drinkability: Goes down easy and i think i might pick this up again.

Overall: Better than i expected. The finish could be better but otherwise a decent offering. Give it a try.

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Photo of thehoppylady
2.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Was hoping for a bit more out of this local brewery. Organic Hallertau hops create this Blonde Ale’s low hop bitterness and crisp, dry finish.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
4.06/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Jobin_24
2.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.17/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of suckaj
2.75/5  rDev -13%

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