True Blonde Ale | Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
tampabaybrewingcompany.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.16/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden color with a bright yellow heading. Left lacing all throughout the tasting.

Smell is zesty,nice pilsner malt profile with a very subtle hoppiness.

Taste is very light and crisp. The hops match up perfectly with the lighter maltiness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied great carbonation.Slight sting on the tongue. Very wet.

Drink is excellent very drinkable not heavy at all and a perfect beverage for the day my wife and I went there.

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.72/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yup, the carpet matches the drapes.
A golden, at best, color with a short-lived white head. No lace left.
Smell is saltines with a hint of malt and some grassy notes.
Taste is a good balance of malt, grass, floral & maybe a hint of hops.
Body is light-medium, effervescence is restrained. Unexpectedly, a hint of warming well after the swallow.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Looks like a perfect blonde ale. Shining, blonde golden color with awesome clarity and a two finger creamy white head, nice retention and ok lacing.

The aroma is an average blonde. Clean with hints of grainy, bready notes and subtle citrus hints. Very light.

Taste follows. Clean, crisp, easy drinking with faint hint of citrus, orange on a nice bed of fresh baked bread and a hint of caramel.

Clean, crisp, refreshing

Overall, an easy drinking, balanced, refreshing beer!

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Photo of DrMullet
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw colored yellow.
Not much aroma. Faint grain.
Taste is crisp mild citrus. A little grassy.
Smooth and light. Good in a light way.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co brewery in Ybor City. The beer was served in a pint glass, and pours a crystal clear and vibrant yellow-gold color with a thin film of head. The nose is light, and slightly grapefruit in character. The beer's flavor is an extremely light malt, with very subtle hops at the end, and tart citrus balancing throughout. Slight roasted and smoked aftertaste, with toasty malt flavors. Slightly sour finish, and a bit watery.

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Photo of mullenite
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Stopped in for lunch and asked if they had any cask left, I was surprised when they said this was the beer on there. A Kolsch on cask? I was obviously intrigued enough to try it.

Very cloudy golden color with about a finger and a half of white head. Very nice lacing left on the glass all the way down.

Smell is a bit grainy and earthy, very light all around. Not much to it, just nice and simple.

Taste is similar to the smell, slightly grainy and earthy but surprisingly clean. Just a bit of flavor comes through from the hops. Everything is very light all around.

The cask body is a bit fuller than the draft body, very creamy and smooth with very little carbonation, even for a cask ale.

This was extremely refreshing on such a hot and humid Florida day. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the TBBC in Ybor city. Ordered as part of the 10 beer sampler.

This one is a clear beer with white foam. See through and golden sparkles.

Taste and smell are both light and citrussy. There is a mild hop that keeps the balance in check.

Smooth, easy to drink. Good beer.

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Photo of JKG
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Maxwell_Smith
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Adaminski818
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skelton
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Arsenal0328
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Lovely85
3.47/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-a clear pale blond with a shorter lasting head that leaves some nice lacing

S- not much to it. At least not that I noted.

T- it has a very mild but pleasant taste. An easy drinking flavor for hit weather

M- thinner but not bad. A slight hint of carbonation.

O- blondes are tricky. It comes pretty close and erratic on the side of being a little under than overwhelming.

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Photo of nickfl
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBeast
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

P- Poured from the can,into a Cigar City pint glass.No date on the can

L- Thin white head with low retention.Hazy gold / straw body with moderate clarity.Low amount of carbonation.

S- Light wheat and grassy notes,with a faint aroma of hops.Not much of a nose on this one.

T- On the palate I get wheat lemongrass and a faint hint of fruity hops.Wheat and lemongrass on the front end and in the middle,fruity hops on the back end.Pretty well balanced beer.

F- The mouth feel is light and slightly sticky.Good amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a smooth finish.

O- This is a pretty decent blonde ale.Not my favorite style,and not my favorite example of the style,but still a solid beer.This isn't something I would go looking for,but I would drink it again if it was offered to me.

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True Blonde Ale from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
3.32 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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