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Mississippi Blonde Ale | Bent River Brewing Company

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Mississippi Blonde AleMississippi Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
bentriverbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Reneejane on 03-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,429
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
102
pDev:
15.31%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Tone
3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of wheat, slight citrus hops, and floral hops. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Taste of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of wheat, slight citrus hops, and floral hops. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and blend.

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Photo of rdoggg
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.8/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Taste: subtle sweet caramel malt. nut bread notes. grainy nose. Bright gold, clear, average head with some lace. Lite body. thin like a "Boating beer" at 3.6% ABV. 17 IBUs

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.04/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow with a fair amount of head.
Smell is slightly sweet with a hint of citrus.
Taste is grassy with some lemon/grapefruit citrus.

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Photo of wattie83
3.19/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zotzot
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotorum
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

BENT RIVER MISSISSIPPI BLONDE 11/26/16

From the new beer club shipment. We don't get this Illinois brewery's products in my state.

a: Translucent gold with clear highlights at the bottom, a three inch thick white head receded quickly to thin surface foam and a few spots of lacing.

s: Slight light fruit.

t; Follows the nose with more pronounced fruit such as pear and grapefruit, medium hop bite on a slightly sour finish.

m Light to medium, ok body and good carbonation tingle.

o; An ok blonde, although the fruit notes are strong enough to suggest a Kolsch or even a citrus IPA and leave a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Pretty good summer refresher, unfortunately this is late fall.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soft, soapy white head. A soft malt nose. Straw gold color. A surprisingly bitter front; hop bitterness and spices (coriander/orange peel flavors). But then a really nice maltiness comes through. The finish is lots and lots of malt with a touch of spice.

This is pretty nice. The front is a little too bitter, but that malt finish is really nice.

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Photo of Miami66
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ahommell
2.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jtransel
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
2.56/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KenProCo
3.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SPD656
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JoeIPA
4.68/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy lemon-orange with a thin white head. Smells of bready/malt with a lemongrass touch. Taste of bready cracker that finishes with the lemon custard pie. Has a slight hop bite in the end. A light mouthfeel and finish. A very nice blood as I am big on the bready ness that some put in. I am not big on Bent River, but this one is good for a local choice.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.09/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kylo76
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Braz
3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matjack85
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My roommate brought these home and shared, so thanks Tom. My 1st beer ever from this brewery located along the shores of the Mississippi River in northwestern Illinois, so it takes its name from the river, not the state. 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Not much information on the label and the website is useless, so no way to look up anything about this brew.

The beer poured a hazy pale golden color with just a ½-finger of white head that dissipated in about 15 seconds. There was a lot of small spotty lacing, but that too faded fast.

There was a bit of lemon smell along with herbal hops, and then something of a barnyard odor which is usually not found in blonde ales.

Decent sweet malty background and lots of herbal hop flavors as well as a touch of lemon. It's not very bitter at just 14.2 IBUs which is par for the course in blonde ales, but what was not par for the course was its total lack of fruitiness outside the touch of lemon. It's a very strange blonde ale.

Can't believe how light bodied this is. A very thin thirst quencher with moderate carbonation. Just 4.2% alcohol.

I prefer fruitier blonde ales, but that doesn't mean this one is all bad. It's not typical, but it is very drinkable.

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Mississippi Blonde Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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