TikiLeaks - Mai Tai Blonde
Flying Dog Brewery

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American Blonde Ale
Ranked #226
Ranked #31,409
3.71 | pDev: 9.97%
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
TikiLeaks - Mai Tai BlondeTikiLeaks - Mai Tai Blonde
Notes: Blonde ale brewed with hibiscus, lime, tangerine, pineapple, and lactose, finished with almond natural flavor.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

We're picking it up I didn't think it would be far out of date or pretty terrible into a pint glass
A - looks good head is minimal but there is no sediment in my glass looks more like an old ale to me.
T - all flavors hibiscus, lime, tangerine, pineapple, almond and lactose. Loving the balance between pineapple and almond almost like a cola in a way.
M - quite smooth at 7% drinks pretty easy.
Overall I don't know why you would dump this beer it's not terrible sure it's experimental as hell but it's definitely not offencive.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy light beige head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Sweet almond, vanilla, hibiscus, stone fruit, tropical fruit, citrus, a touch of spice, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Almond, vanilla, floral hibiscus, and lactose jump right out, fruity notes, cherry, pineapple, peach, and mango, followed with citrus, orange, lime, and lemon, slight spice, a hint of coconut, herbal grassy notes, biscuity bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: On the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

O: Total kitchen sink beer, not sure if I could even call it a blonde. Cool idea, but I wish the fruity took the lead. The almond and hibiscus is a bit too strong for my taste.

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Photo of tone77
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, hard candy. Taste is the same as the aroma, light malts, a bit on the sweet side. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, it's not what I expect from this style, and I wouldn't want a steady diet of it, but it ain't bad.

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Photo of BB1313
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 11/22/19. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing burnt golden with some haze to it; creamy off-white head that falls leaving really nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some subtle hints of coconut and sweet vanilla cream. Some sweet malts. The flavors basically follow the nose, but are a bit bolder. More coconut and vanilla. Some pineapple really coming through. Some bread and crackers. Low bitterness. Malts do their thing. Mild warmth in the finish, but the alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, slightly creamy, and ultimately dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice brew. It's pretty unique, and I mean that in a good way. I might not know exactly what I'm drinking style-wise, but I like it. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. Well done.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass at Hucklebucks, Pottsville, PA last night. Best by 11/14/19, so plenty fresh.

Looks good in the glass, slightly hazy deep amber colored body, odd for a Blonde ale. Small white head dissipates to a thick ring and solid covering, but manages to leave a little lacing.

However, after the look, this beer begins to go downhill. The aroma is of fruit candy, but non too good fruit candy.

Upon drinking, it suggests a pale ale when someone has been very stingy with the hops and thrown in the contents of the non chocolate candy aisle section of a convenience store. Though I admittedly have a sweet tooth, this is too much even for me. Can't find the blonde ale in this at all.

Mouth is around medium, finish sweet and candy-like.

Overall, not an enjoyable beer for me at all. Did get through it, but it was pretty warm last night. Will not be revisiting this one. I enjoy most of Flying Dogs Offerings, but this was a miss. As always, their artwork on the bottle was great, and the best thing about this beer.

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Photo of teromous
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

There is a spot on the label that says "FOR OPTIMAL FRESHNESS ENJOY BY:" and there is no date i the white block.

Appearance: The beer is a hazy gold with a short white creamy head that has alright retention and some lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a big berry aroma; raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry. There is a bit of lemon aroma and a touch of a cream of wheat scent.

Taste: It tastes like fruit cereal which starts out nice but there is this sickly finish which tastes like Flinstones vitamins. As a whole it isn't very appealing to drink.

Mouthfeel: The beer is smooth and easy to drink with a slightly creamy finish. There is a light bit of acidity.

Overall: It's an easy beer to drink but it has this awkward fruit flavor that tastes a bit like medicine or vitamin pills. I hope there is some health benefit to drinking the beer, otherwise it is just awkward and mildly unpleasant. It is drinkable and there are some comparable beers on the market which taste like this, but it isn't something I would recommend.

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TikiLeaks - Mai Tai Blonde from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 12 ratings