Aud Blonde | Russian River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.64/5
401 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,272
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
401
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4.83/5  rDev +32.7%
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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4.52/5  rDev +24.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is great, why is it rated so poorly?

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4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the classic example of the style according to BJCP

On tap at the brewpub following AHA-NHA conf @ Oakland, CA
Brilliant straw gold moderate white head falls to cap and collar sustained by carbonation.
A light grassy aroma from pilsner malt and herbal lightly citrus hops.

Flavor mostly pils malt with lemon, grapefruit hop notes.
Light to medium light body with citrus and wheat malt drying the finish.

This easy drinking style is quickly overshadowed and forgotten when you start working your way through the 20+ beers available on tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa.

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4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice, light, yet very tasty, subtle ale that is full of flavour.

It is a bright, sparkling gold with a medium, long-lasting, creamy white head that leaves beautiful, even lace.

The aroma is very fruity with grain, crackers, yeast, and citrus.

The taste is light, crisp, exceedingly refreshing, and very smooth, but full of flavour and subtle complexity. It tastes of grain, fruit, citrus, yeast. It's a nicely balanced bittersweet beer with a faint yeasty sourness lutrking underneath.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

very nice blonde all. big head, true to color. hops presence is wonderful. mouthfeel is blonde yeastyness followed by nice drying out hop feel. beer 2 of flight of all at the brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Aud Blonde from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 401 ratings
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