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:
103
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 27
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 Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
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 aubzachsyd
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpwobbles
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rowold27
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 hooverhawkeye
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeak81
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
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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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 craigsp
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very easy drinking beer, could drink anytime

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Photo of d5001986
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewzma
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holder1422
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZepHead80
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 TheArtOfWort
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Phar0s
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Honey Blonde Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.49 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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