American Blonde Ale | Frankenmuth Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery
Michigan, United States
frankenmuthbrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tmm313 on 04-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
20
Reviews:
2
Avg:
2.91
pDev:
21.31%
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rostie
1/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Is that what I had? Come on

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Photo of Kadon
2.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brenden
2.96/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On the dark side for a blonde, this beer is almost a pale amber, definitely a dark yellow. The white head is a small and creamy one, falling somewhat quickly but never diminishing entirely. A foam stays for the session and rings the glass while laying down moderate spotting.
I get very little from the nose, though some effort brings up honeysuckle and grains with a bit of must.
The flavor is odd, moving from bready to grainy to sort of musty with a nutty pith and finishing strangely as a lingering taste is somewhat empty. A bit of bread and leaf even out the middle well enough to make it average as a sugared grapefruit note makes for a balancing sweet/tart sort of element.
This beer is appropriately light-bodied but begins with a strong carbonation that's all fizz and no real substance. Smoothness keeps up pretty well but it's not especially clean and gets a little foamy. It's okay, all in all.

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of clager
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +37.5%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Jamstone714
1.75/5  rDev -39.9%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of TurboBrew
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of tmm313
2.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- Golden orange color with heavy carbonation. Small, rapidly diminishing head.

S- Some malt and breads, but mainly grapefruit

T- Semi-sweet w/ slightly bitter finish.

M- Super light, high carbonation

O- Seems like a good beer to have on a hot summer day, but overall not overly impressed with this one. Reminded me more of a macro brew than the other great beers I've had from Frankenmuth.

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American Blonde Ale from Frankenmuth Brewery
2.91 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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