South Park Blonde | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
8.76%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taken at the brewpub on 5 Feb 2013 during 'Strong Beer Month'.

The light golden beer had a slight haze within the body and a thin white head.

The nose was of floral hops and some grain notes: the taste was also hop dominated with only hints of maltiness if you searched for them.

Refreshing enough but no great flavours to get excited about.

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3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 21st Amendment, in San Francisco.

'South Park' refers to an actual park adjacent to the brewpub, not the Comedy Central cartoon, but you might just as well recognize this beer from television: as if made explicitly to be in a commercial, it's got that pristinely clear but frosty complexion, shimmering golden colour and fine powdering of snow white head. What a star.

When you’re brewing in large quantities - as is needed, I'm sure, for this very popular beer - the actual amount of hops thrown in the brew kettle must be pretty huge. But in relative terms, for a blonde ale, how much they really need for it to show is little and indeed this simple smell is that of bready, grainy malts. It's not exciting by any means, but clean.

A beer this basic and light-bodied that *doesn't* have any fouling adjunct taste must be an epiphany to Coors and Budweiser drinkers. It's a shame that I even feel the need to bring up those names because South Park Blonde, while ordinary and plain, is sure to be enjoyed not only by a mainstream crowd, but anyone who appreciates a good quaff.

Indeed, depth is just one attribute a beer can have, and it’s not always the most important one either (far from it when it comes to blonde lagers and ales). Plain beers are meritable too. The wholesome ingredients that went into this one make for something that tastes like a pilsner, but lighter and with no bitterness, and provide a clean, bready aftertaste.

South Park Blonde is catered to the baseball crowd that pack the brewpub before and after every Giants game. They love it - and why wouldn't they? It's an incredibly agreeable and pure beer, perfectly suited to most peoples' tastes. If you like bolder beers such as IPAs then you've ordered the wrong thing - lucky for you this brewpub has plenty of those offerings too!

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale straw colour with a small, white head. Decent head retention. Nice lacing.

Very mild sweet grain aroma with a touch of fruitiness and spicy hops.

Sweet, pilsner malt with a touch of herbal hops. Nothing over the top and really very simple.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A simple but very solid, easy drinking ale.

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South Park Blonde from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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