Aud Blonde | Russian River Brewing Company

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85
very good
400 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +6.4%

i am surprised to see this one rated so low. of all the non sour beers at russian river, this was one of my favorites. its a very light but flavorful blonde ale, more hoppy than most with a great citrus finish and enough body to not come through watered down at all. there appears to be some wheat in here too, a nice base for the higher hop dose. carbonation is happy and the finish is pretty clean. touch of sweetness there makes it stick. i dont get the low marks, its a great blonde ale. while i was in some ways unimpressed by the base beer offerings at russian river, i though this one was a success. definitely different from the crowd.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a nonic pint glass at Russian River in Santa Rosa. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high given the brewery, but it's hard not to compare it to Redemption.

A: Pours a half finger head of slight cream, bad thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a clear yellow-blonde.

Sm: Lemon esters, fresh barley, and excellent orange peel. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Wonderful orange peel complemented by pleasant brilliantly handled hops over a clean refreshing barley base. Quite complex for a blonde, and wonderful. Nicely balanced and very well built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours very well. Crisp and clean. Very refreshing. Nearly perfectly complementary of the flavours. Spot on for the style.

Dr: Incredibly drinkable. Very refreshing; well priced for the quality. Among the best blondes I've tried (insert sex joke here). How they get that fresh orange note in there puzzles me.

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Photo of emerge077
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, review from written notes.

Pale gold with bright clarity, creamy white foam on top, generating sheets of lacing with a skim that never breaks apart.

Earthy herbal hop aroma.

Clean and simple, pale malt that lends a little sweetness and grainy qualities., and a lightly bitter hop to balance in the finish. Lightly nutty impression also. Medium bodied with a generally light feel, something easily sessionable and pretty accessible to most beer drinkers.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of largadeer
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. The color could be described as blond. Clarity is pretty good, and so is head retention. The nose is fairly bland, largely pale malt with a touch of honey sweetness and straw. Tastes pretty good for the style, it had a clean pale malt profile, a little citrus and breadiness. There's a very mild and clean hop bite in the finish. Solid for a blonde, but not standout in Russian River's lineup.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Russian River in August 2009.

A: Yellow straw with a nice, light white head and a good deal of lacing; carbonation visible in the brew's transparency.

S: Light and refreshing--some pilsner malt with a bit of citrus and is well-hopped for the style.

T: Slightly sweet with some citrus and earthy hops; nothing overpowering, but quite flavorful for the style.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D: Excellent. Very sessionable and would love to be able to grab a sixer of this one.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of chippo33
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of 22Blue
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Aud Blonde from Russian River Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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