Phat Chance Blonde Ale | Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
onionpub.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 03-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
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0
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Photo of cowboy83
2/5  rDev -37.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Michael914
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Greenlabel
2.63/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Single can acquired in a trade and I'm fortunate not to have purchased a 6-pack. The can pours out a very light hazy yellow liquid with minimal soapy-looking foam. Very little smell. Taste is unusually bland even for a Blonde Ale. Seems to suffer from a lack of carbonation. Minimal aftertaste.

I've tried other Wild Onion products with generally much better results. I'm afraid this one is not representative of the brewery's abilities.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
2.69/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of justinehrlich
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of mrmitsui29
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of woodchipper
2.77/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vande
2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Figured I'd try it - something new.

A - a typical "beer yellow.."

S - Dull hops creapin through... Not a lot there

T - Didn't really care for it.. kind of a skunky/bitter feel to it. Unfortunately, it was preceded by a Double Jack, which probably didn't help matters...

M - Nothing special.. some carbonation...light bodied..

O - I tried it. Eh, probably won't go out of my way to order it again...

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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz. can, no canned on date or freshness information present. Another new one to me from Wild Onion Brewing Co., acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange-yellow colored body. Three fingers of airy bubbly white head that settles to a layer of foam. Some okay fat scattered lacing. Somewhat of a weak / watery looking appearance though.

S - The aroma comes off as a bit yeasty and grainy, and that's about it. Some faint muddled notes of caramel & green apple do appear, but it is clearly imparted from the yeast / grain bill.

T - Blahhh. I don't even know how to describe this one. It tastes like plain ol' simple generic "beer", only lacking in any sweetness or hoppiness. Tastes like lots of boring grainy pilsner-ish malt and some dry appley yeast presence. Not "bad", but definitely extremely bland and boring. I struggle for descriptors beyond that.

M - Medium bodied, with a bit of bloating hefty carbonation. Not quenching or easy-drinking. Extremely crisp and dry on the finish. Almost tastes like champagne yeast at times, which I think is weird.

Overall, definitely the worst beer I've had from Wild Onion Brewing so far. Would not recommend this one to anyone at all. Bland. Boring. I would probably take a Corona with a lime over this again. Avoid.

Wild Onion Brewing Phat Chance -----3/5.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OregonGrown7
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ruckus232
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Kempski
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JVB
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Tafyob41
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Trombone69
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of emerge077
3.05/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tap takeover at the Village Tap, review from written notes.
This was one of the more forgettable beers of the evening.

Light Centennial hop in the aroma and taste, manifesting as citrus peel mostly. Clear golden orange color, ample carbonation levels, only lightly bitter. Papery malt flavors, dry finish. Overall it's pretty boring, one note with the (presumably) single hop addition, doesn't have enough depth to be interesting.

8/13: Random can, with possibly the worst cheese-ball graphics i've ever seen. Corny topless blonde with a USA bikini in a beer glass, and no less than 5 different fonts. Not sure who they're trying to appeal to here besides the clueless and tasteless.

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Photo of acurtis
3.06/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds
3.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very hazy blonde in color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is fruity, with a little juicy citrus scent and a little grass in the background. The taste is mostly balanced, but just a little sweet. There are notable hop flavors, and the continued fruit notes. The body is very light...actually, a little watery, and the finish is thin. All in all, it started well, but went downhill.

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Photo of schoon
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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Phat Chance Blonde Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
3.22 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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