Hometown Blonde | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
308 Ratings
Hometown BlondeHometown Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
308
Reviews:
85
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 85
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of invalid665
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strix
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden, decent initial head, leaves pretty quickly.

Grassy, grainy nose, slight green pepper/lemon note.

Toasted malt, black pepper, spices, lemon zest.

High carbonation, medium-thick mouthfeel.

I'm not a huge pilsener guy, but this was simple and quite refreshing.

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Photo of IMFletcher
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tapman
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears to be very standard and, well, blonde. Thin, quickly receding head over a light, golden body. Pretty average so the score is thus a 3.

Malts smell of a thin bscuit, typical pilsner maltyness. Hops are noticeable enough to give it that 'beer' smell.

Here is where the beer shines and proves its craft reputation. Tastes like Pilsner-style malts and hops blah blah blah, but it all just tastes better. I drank MGDs for a while and its as if this beer is 50 of them condensed inot one beer. The malts are fuller and richer, the hops less stringent and sweeter.

Feels like 50 MGDs, also. Texture is fuller and the carbonation is much less biting than other pilsners.

Very drinkable. It's not my prefered style of beer, but if this was the only craft brew in the joint then you won't find me complaining. Its nice to have a beer that does its style well, een if its not your favorite.

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$7.00 / Six Pack
County Market
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Appearance - A light yellow with an 1/8 to 1/4 inch of white head.

Smell - The sweet malty scent is firm and strong.

Taste - The toasted grain and malty really control the flavor of this brew. There is a tiny bit of sweetness if you can find it.

Mouthfeel - The flavor is tasted on the outside rear of my tongue. This brew goes down smooth and easy.

~ For a lighter beer the flavor is well established and firm. The character of this beer is impressive.

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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into New Glarus Signature Pilsner

A- Golden-yellow, two and a half finger white head.

S- Light hops, slightly funky malt aroma

T- Moderate hop bitterness, very pleasant carbonation, delicious fresh malty flavor.

M- moderately thick

O- excellent, well bittered pilsner, but still with a "backbone" of malt, as the bottle says. A great, relaxed drinker from New Glarus.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffmonarch
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle in a pilsner glass.

A - Slightly cloudy golden yellow with a little white head.

S - Very little sweet hoppy smell.

T - A little sweet with good hop flavor. The rest of the flavor is very complex. There's a lot going on but I can't make out the individual flavors.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good beer with a complex flavor that keeps you drinking and wondering what is that taste, in a good way.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 308 ratings.
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