Honey Blonde Ale | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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3.5/5
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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

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Added by blackie on 08-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,847
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
107
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Tone
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, honey, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. This is mistakenly checked in as a Cream Ale. Tastes of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, honey, and a hint of hop. Overall, weak appearance, average aroma and blend, but the body is pleasant.

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Photo of jwc215
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
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 Duff27
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BeerOps
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.11/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle dated 1/29/2015.

A- Golden copper body, hazy with one finger white head, great retention time, nice lacing and film.

S- Crackers, sweet bread, minerals, floral and earthy aromas. Nothing complicated.

F- Minerals, sweet grainy pale malt, doughy bread, mellow floral bitterness on the finish. Easy to drink, not complicated but reasonably sweet.

M- Thinner bodied, fair amount of depth, no booze, mild floral bitterness on the finish, crisp with no off flavours. Nothing special and quite average; could be better but overall solid body.

O- Decent blonde, nothing special with a pedestrian flavour profile. Fairly sweet, nothing specific to honey but a nice bready sweetness and mineral flavours makes for a decently drinkable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jzlyo
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Simple session, not overly complicated.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Lukaski rocks for hooking me up with his regulr trips to the Brat Stop.

Very light amber, but has plenty of pilsner like sunshine highlights.Good thick clumn of bubblin in the middle. Not much in the way of head. A little musty and adjuncty nose along with some softly toasted malts. Very pilsner like at the start. The softness of the honey comes through in the middle. Th creamy textue is captured in theabout thirty seconds after the sip. It slowly shows that faint dollop of cream. Not bad on the drinkability, just a litle too light an macro-ey in flavor at times.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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 BarrelAgedG
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarlHungus
2.76/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a hazy yellow color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of honey, and bready malt. It is quite faint though. So faint, in fact, that it takes some work to find it. The taste is much the same, but somewhat more prominent. The mouthfeel is light bodied with annoyingly high carbonation that I assume is getting in the way of the taste. Or maybe there is not much taste to get in the way of. Overall, this is the kind of beer that leaves me wondering why a reputable brewery what brew it. I can understand pseudo craft breweries making a beer like this. I can also understand a reputable brewery brewing a style like American Blonde Ale with the philosophy of brewing the absolute best blonde ale out there. I don't understand why a brewery would risk tarnishing their reputation by making something like this.

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2.46/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dull amber-yellow with a fleeting cap of gray.
Caramel stewed fruit amoma, with a emphasis on dates. More malty smelling that I would have guessed. There's an almost illusory waft of honey, and then a big carrot-and-cabbage vegetal note with some metallic underpinnings. Not attractive.
Into the mouth, it's lighter in all aspects when compared to the nose. Crackery. pils malt base with some light overtones of fruit Honey is not easily found, but seems to appear as this sweetens throughout the early stages. It dries again in the middle, with a brisk graininess. Some vegetal elements reappear- especially corn- but are quickly wiped aside with a minor, reedy, hop-driven bitterness. Metallics come back at the swallow.
It's just a bit on the plus side of light bodied. Carbonation is low and staggers a bit, but remains fairly consistent for the duration.
This is a pretty big letdown from Central Waters. There is some decent-sized flavor here, but just not a good one.

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Photo of blackie
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: The beer comes in a tumbler pint with a low white head that recedes to a negligible layer on top and a ring around the glass. The beer is, well, a blonde honey color.

smell: I find aromas of German pale malts and plain pastry with some slight sulfur notes. I get no aromas of honey or hops.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the upper side of the medium range, and the body light.

taste: Not really getting any honey at all in this one. I do find flavors of wet biscuits and pale grains, as well as notes of pastry that reminds me of the crust of a pot pie. No real hop flavor or bitterness is found.

drinkability: Easy to drink but nothing special. The beer got better as it warmed a little. It's a bit different to say the least.

on-tap at Churchkey in Madison

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Photo of KYGunner
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The honey is quite prominent but not sweet. Malty flavor of grain and barley with a light yeast and clove finish. The feel is a bit dry with an easy wateriness.

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Photo of ystazi
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
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 aussiebeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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