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

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Added by Reneejane on 03-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,237
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
107
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.49/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mississippi blonde pours a copper color with almost no head. Light aroma, sweet and crisp. Flavor is light sweet and crisp but barely noticeable. Watery body. Overall it's not bad, but too light even for a light style.

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Photo of Marvicsin
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow, lemon color with a haze. Okay starting head which settles to a film of bubbles on the glass. Little lace--a couple of streaks here and there.

The smell contains some obvious adjuncts, most likely corn. Raw grain dominates and I cannot tease out any hop notes. Very much like a Bud or Miller Lite.

The taste is a marked improvement to the smell. First, I do get some definitive hop bitterness. While not complex, the hop does provide a nice balance. The malt base still dominates, but it is less grainy and provides a richer body (for a pale lager). This indicates to me the adjuncts are less of a presence than I felt the smell suggested. The carbonation is quite high.

Overall, if one can get by the pedestrian smell, this isn't a terrible beer--certainly refreshing

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Photo of HeartPAC
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
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 +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zotzot
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotorum
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
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 +4.4%
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 +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ahommell
2.92/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jtransel
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
2.56/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KenProCo
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SPD656
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JoeIPA
4.68/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4/5  rDev +25.4%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Mississippi Blonde Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 107 ratings