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Aud Blonde | Russian River Brewing Company

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53 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-23-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
387
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
32.71%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow beer, frothy white head. Aroma was almost belgian yeast, some light floral style hopping, not approaching a discernable pine or citrus flavor, but flowery and a little funky.

Taste, full of it, refreshing, lemon, slightly bitter, hoppy, yet easy enough to pass off on the girlfriend. A crowd pleaser probably, beer geek centric or not. A little spicy, as if some rye, but its probably the yeast.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap served in 4 oz sampler

edit after 2nd go with much better experience.

A - Clear bright orange with one finger khaki head, excellent lacing, good head retention.

S - Weak aroma of malt and a hint of honey and coriander spice and a bit of citrus notes.

T - Mainly front and side palate, starts with pine and citrus hops into a malty sweetness. Not as strong as a expected, not very spicy, just a touch of coriander and a nice dry finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Overall pretty drinkable, but they have some many good beers here this just isn't a standout. Good one to start with on the sampler though.

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4.83/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to daysinthewake for sending this all the way cross country, been wanting to try this a long time!

Out of a Russian River cerviose.

A: Crystal clear gold. Creamy white, lasting head. Beautiful lacing.

S: Floral, almost minty. Blooming flowers. Underneath is subtle, bready malt. White bread.

T: This is a hop driven blonde. The hops add light fruit notes- oranges and other citrus. Pineapple(?) Hop bitterness lasts long into the finish. The malt does emerge mid-palate with a doughy character, but the beer is clearly balanced towards the hops. Complex aftertaste of, again, flowers and citrus.

M: Medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

O: Amazing. This is one of the best, if not the best, blonde ales I've ever had. Though, for a blonde, this is seriously hoppy, almost on the pale ale level (though without the grapefruit/pine character of most APA's). The hops provide a great deal of complexity and the majority of the character. There is a great malt counterpoint, as well. Overall, this beer is very well put together.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not much of a standout.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This arrived as an attractive and glowing shade of gold. The head is minimal but present, and so is the lace.

The smell has an assertive hop presence, mostly in citrus form. Hops also come through strong in the taste, from the front all the way through. Malts are light and barely present in the face of those hops. The mouthfeel is light while drinkability is good.

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Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Surprisingly good flavour for a blond,gppd fpor style, and for the lower a.b.v. A little funky aroma. A good tangy bitterness. Good white lace on yellow. Average mouthfeel. Great points on drinkability, late in the session.

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Aud Blonde from Russian River Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 387 ratings.
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