Mississippi Blonde Ale | Bent River Brewing Company

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78
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100 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Reneejane on 03-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
15.24%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by muddyh2oblues:
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #74 (Mar 2013):

Mississippi Blonde doesn’t fall short, as some may think. The style is a tough one to crack, but Bent River prevailed here. Not the cleanest brew, but with a bit of complexity and even drinkability, it makes due and keeps our palates happy, if not content.

STYLE: American Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.3%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Clear pale golden, lots of lace

SMELL: Nutty, doughy, dried grass, lemon pith, herbal, clean

TASTE: Very crisp, light bodied, wet, grassy, faint hoppiness, animal feed, mild bitterness, mineral, yeast, very dry, grainy finish

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Photo of Jill_kellum
4/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2/5 across the board. Waste of 20 minutes drinking it. Better than Bud-Light though.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw colored gold with copious effervescence and minimal head which recedes quickly.
Smells of light malts, a bit of yeasty mustiness, light non specific esters and a bit flowery a la honeysuckle. Tastes light, sweet malts with minimal hops at the mid and end note and fairly clean finish. Carbonation tempers the sweetness of the malt and provides fairly good mouthfeel, though overall a very light bodied beverage with clean finish.
Overall, pretty good beer, like a malty lager and highly quaffable (not particularly complex) while at a bbq or while working in the yard on a hot day. (It brought to mind Yuengling or Shiner Bock with similar flavor profile)

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.56/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of matjack85
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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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3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reneejane
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Mississippi blonde ale is the "light beer" for the Bent River Brewing Company. It poured a pale yellow with a white head. It had a slightly hoppy aroma. It was well enough carbonated to have a pallet cleansing feeling. But the only taste I could detect was just a subtle hop flavor. It didn't have much body or other character besides slight hop flavor. This is the kind of beer that would go well on a hot day as a thirst quencher.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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Mississippi Blonde Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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