Honey Blonde Ale | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Honey Blonde AleHoney Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by blackie on 08-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of MNlisa
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The color was lovely but I didn't see it for long. This beer went down like no other I've had in a long while. I love Honey Blonde Ale and my daughter loved it too. I wonder if I can find it in Minnesota.

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Photo of levifunk
4.34/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

found an '08 bottle in the cooler at a local shop.

a - ruby golden color. peach head that dies quickly

s - malts and yeast. honey smell is huge.

t - very clean flavor. I'm loving the honey in it.

m - on the bigger side of carbonation, which is more than welcome. light body.

overall - amazingly drinkable. Here is a beer that has a lot of flavor and still is very drinkable. I didn't have high expectations for this, but it blew me away.

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Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.07/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a solid gold with a medium head. The aroma features honey, toast, almond, banana, and brown sugar. The flavor is crisp and clear, with toast of browned toast, woodsy hops and a touch of honey. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a solid dose of fizzy carbonation. Overall this is an easy drinking beer, but with good depth - a real treat.

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Photo of seedyone
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Golden like a blonde should be with a creamy head that thins to a sparse lacing. Aroma is a slightly grassy/straw-like but is not reflected in the taste. The taste & mouthfeel are both very clean. The afterglow is a very light, slight bitterness. The body is near perfect for an ale.

Bottom line: this was a very pleasant surprise.

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Photo of hof_1991
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mfl620ks
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of tmarq9
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of StephenGr
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of robbyc1
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer gives a run for the money on New Glarus' Spotted Cow, very similar, decent head, soft mouth feel, decent yellow clear color, a bit of hops I can't tell what they were, but good balanced finish. The malt is subdued, pale at best, a very easy drinker of the best summer time. Nose has some honey notes, otherwise a nice malt bill, very slick on the palate, I could see this as a nice lawnmower brew if I could get it in Illinois, sadly not. A good drinker with the summer dinners, forget the Hamm's or even Miller, this is what a drinkable beer should be, not overpowering, not weak, just right.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cdkrenz
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stevens Point's fine sports bar, The Final Score has had this beer on tap for at least a year now. I have been meaning to review it and finally have the chance.

Appearance - It pour a deep or and almost red color. The head is about a quarter inch and a nice white color. There is some decent lacing at the pint empties.

Smell - The scent of hops is prevalent.

Taste - The taste is a smooth bitterness throughout but there are hints of spice and melon as well. The beer is not in any way sweet. Very nice.

Mouthfeel - The feel is soft and smooth on the tongue and throughout my mouth. There is a slight roughness on the back of my tongue but that's brought about by the flavor more than the texture of the brew.

~ I really like this beer. I'm a lucky man to have one of these a week. I would consider this a staple in my diet if I worked at the Score.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Crisp aroma with honey. Taste is also very crisp malty with good hints of honey. Light but big flavors. Overall good beer.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed golden yellow sun. Thin dirty white head recedes to almost nothing in a jiff. Sweet whiff of crackery malts. A little sweet grain too. Carbonation is pretty active in this one. Not gaseous though, just nice and prickly. Body's a good medium-full. Hefty for a blonde, but I'll take it. The beer enters with a pils like maltiness, though I should say more like a "Pils-light" kind of maltiness. Crackery and crisp. Hops are fairly subtle, though the finish is a bit dry ala the hops. Good drinker. Good poolside beer.

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Photo of hotdogtornados
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours hazed golden with a lasting head that leaves lacing.

The smell is pleasant - but subtle - Bread, honey, a floral touch.

The taste is a subtle taste of honey, bread and a floral balancing dryness in the clean, crisp finish.

This is extremely drinking - very smooth and crisp.

For the style, this is a great beer. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. Honey is enough to add a unique sweetness without overwhelming.

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Photo of Giesch
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ericjubeck
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of T_Hass
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Honey Blonde Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.49 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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