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Trailblazer Blonde Ale | Trailhead Brewing Co

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trailhead Brewing Co
Missouri, United States
trailheadbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beernut7 on 10-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,429
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
36
pDev:
19.54%
Bros Score:
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Photo of beernut7
4.3/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This lightly colored blonde ale possesses a nice sticky lace emitting a clean, malty fruit aroma. The body is smooth and helps support a very well balanced flavor with a lingering hop spice. Very good.

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of RBorsato
3.97/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the Trailhead Brewpub on 02/23/06.

Light yellow-gold color with a low ring for the head. Nice grainy aroma and flavor with a touch of fruitiness and the perfect amount of hops to balance it out. Light bodied, clean, and very drinkable session brew.

A nice balanced Blonde Ale which many brewpubs are unable to pull off.

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Photo of Big_Thirsty
3.94/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drahodo
3.53/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured as a slightly cloudy, golden glass with slight, lingering, white foam. There was no detectable aroma. The taste was of light malt and some yeast, and seemed to have a flight wheat flavor, though the bartender assured me that there is no wheat in this ale. The mouthfeel involved the feel of carbonation (light) on the tongue. I rate the drinkability a little low because this beer did not have that appealing a taste to me.

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Photo of karst
3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brought to table in 6oz taster glass. Very pail yellow. Little head and no lacing. Slight aroma of malt. Thin cider like taste with good carbondation. Very thin mouth feel. My son who also had the 6 serving taster thought it was Bud lite. Maybe it is brews to suit those who like mass produced lite beer?

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.41/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Graham21
3.37/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Murky yellow in color/blonde. Decent head retention that left nice rings in the glass. good carbonation. The nose was very citrusy with lemon undertonens and a slight maltiness. Tastes sour like like lemons, oranges, and hint of tangerine. very citrusy with a good mouth feel. i could drink these all day long on a hot summer day.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I did not think this beer was as bad as some of the reviews made it out to be. It was a good looking beer. There was an above average white lace and head. Medium carbonation with almost a medium mouthfeel. It has a slightly cloudy blonde/gold body. A rather beany aroma with a hint of mixed fruit. The flavor was somewhat grainy with a small bitter sweet finish.

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Photo of Vancer
3.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had to try the blond and its cousin, the Raspberry (yech). The blond pours a lite, clear straw color, decent white head with a small touch of malt aroma. Taste was much more than, say, bud lite – had a tangy, citrus flavor. ‘Course, the texture was somewhat thin, but all in all, you could drink a few of these.

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served this blonde ale on tap at the brewery in a pint glass. Clear golden color produced a thin white head average retention and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma consisted of sweet malted grain no hops to speak of. Light in body this ale is crisp and refreshing. Decent summer or starter beer intro craft beer . Overall not very complex no hop flavor. Not something I would seek out again .

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Photo of DCon
3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap @ Trailhead Brewing Company in St. Charles, MO for $3.50. Tapped from the Yellow Tap Handle w/ Trailblazer Blonde on it into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- Has a sweet, malty aroma that starts off this "lager" like brew. Can't find any hops or any other characters but average for a Blonde Ale.

Appearance- Received with less than a .5 finger head and immediately disappears. Has a light yellow, almost golden colored body that has good clarity. Leaves no lacing behind.

Flavor- The flavor starts soft characteristics especially in the malt/wheat department. Very easy going with a sweet, semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and has nothing that gets in the way of the drinkability.

Overall Impression- For a blonde ale, average but very smooth and enjoyable! Wouldn't mind ordering one of these again with a meal or appetizer. Go for this one if you want a starter brew.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NateMac13
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kmos27
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Tone
2.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow color. 1/5 inch head with slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of yeast, adjunct, and some sour smelling malt. A little to much like an American Adjunct than an American Blonde Ale. Smooth and crisp mouth feel with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt, some slight grape-fruit flavor, and mostly lager background. Overall, not a beer I would recommend to anyone.

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Photo of soju6
2.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer had a yellow color with a small head. It had a faint aroma but could not identify. The beer had a light taste but lacked any real flavor. Sort of reminded me of a light beer, not bad just missing something

As the brewey is close to "Budweiser City", the Blonde Ale seems to be the brew of choice by local patrons.

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Photo of njnj2000
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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Trailblazer Blonde Ale from Trailhead Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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