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 Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Photo of Rifugium
2.46/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at the brewpub in Tampa

This is not my style of beer, but for the style, this one was not TOO bad, especially considering most of TBBC's beer were not very good.

Clear golden pour with a small foamy white head; decent retention, minimal lacing. Light pale malt aroma, toasted grains, mild herbal hops. Taste was equally light and on the bland side, pale malts, light hops, cardboard. Light body, not very tasty, but drinkable for the style. Ask for a Miller Lite, and they'll give you this.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 beernads
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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

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

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 tpd975
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The wife's favorite at TBBC which she seems to always order and I finish. Not a favorite of mine but can't let it go to waste.

A: Pours a light golden hue with a nice foamy head. Good retention and a touch of lace.

S: Light malt aromas with just a touch of hops.

T: Same as aroma. Light pale malt dominates with just a touch of grassy green hops. Rather bland, but still better than BMC.

M: Light in body rather crisp.

D: Not bad if it's your thing. I believe this one is on the menu to satisfy the BMC crowd. If that is the goal they succeed. For true beer lovers look elsewhere and you will be rewarded.

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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 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 Mitchster
2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear, golden with no head. Absent retention or lacing. Aroma is light with domestic characteristics and distant malts. Taste begins with rubbery hops, very oxidized pale malts, and ending in an herbal finish. Mouthfeel is acidic with a medium body. Finish is out of balance with the very herbal bitterness. Not very good.

Made with Pilsener, Vienna, Caramel pils, and wheat malts. Mt.Hood bittering and Liberty finishing hops.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of KensWorld
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 tfsimpkins
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | 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 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 Arsenal0328
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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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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