Cherry Bomb Blonde
Front Street Brewery

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #614
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
80
Ranked #43,649
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 18.8%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
32
From:
Front Street Brewery
 
Iowa, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  9
SCORE
80
Good
Cherry Bomb BlondeCherry Bomb Blonde
Notes: We start with an American light beer, lightly hopped, using only the finest hops. Cherry is then added to this beer and aged in our beer cellar, producing a delightful, refreshing taste and aroma.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Iowacraft:
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Iowacraft from Iowa

2/5  rDev -43%

Mar 12, 2012
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CisPiece88 from Nebraska

3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jun 13, 2021
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Lorielow12 from Texas

5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’m not a beer drinker but I had this whole in Davenport, IA. I absolutely love this taste and I will have some sent home. Great taste for sure.

Sep 23, 2020
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fflopps from Iowa

4.29/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 05, 2020
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a cloudy pale yellowish-white color with no head. The aroma is of big juicy cherries. The taste is similar to the smell. Not too complex, but flavorful none the less. The mouthfeel is thin with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a light bodied, easily drinkable brew with a nice taste.

Jul 25, 2005
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Oxymoron from Colorado

2.81/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy gold amber color with red and brown hues when held to the light. Very limited lace and a small foam when sampled. Both did not last through the whole tasting.

The smell was very light. Not much of any beer smells but limited nose of maraschino cherries.

The taste is rather limited as well. Some pale malts is the more dominate taste. A limited cherry flavor is noticed at the end. It’s a little sweet. There is a zing from the hops at the end with bittering hops that give it a citrus and earthy taste. The hops really overpower the cherry flavor.

The body is light to med while the carbonation is low. Overall this beer could use more cherry taste (but not over kill) and less hops.

Jan 02, 2006
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beckje01 from Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

The beer is a yellowish color but very see through. There is some white head as well. The nose is full of cherry and wheat which is rather nice, it's very inviting. The flavor is mostly wheat with a hint of cherry nice but maybe add more cherry. Actually if it was a touch sour it would be a very good beer. Will be good in the summer but currently it's cold. This beer shows promise I hope they keep working with it and play a bit.

Nov 21, 2008
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Cubsfan1087 from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Aug 11, 2013
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Duff27 from Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pale golden with a quicky receding head. Below average head and some lacing.

S- Smell is nearly non existent.

T- Tastes reminds me of a light lager. Just a hint of cherry is detectable. I feel like if it were more pronounced that beer would benefit.

M- Average mouthfeel, good carbonation.

D- Easy enough drinkability...would be great on a hot summer night, like tonight. Would be a great alternative for a BMC drinker. Thanks Max!

May 11, 2011
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Zuidman from Illinois

1.65/5  rDev -53%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Jun 08, 2017
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

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

Jul 28, 2017
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RelentlessLefty from Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Dec 28, 2012
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rossracing from Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 31, 2015
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EvolutionAles from England

3/5  rDev -14.5%

Sep 16, 2013
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aubzachsyd from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

May 10, 2014
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CraigTravor from California

4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is very refreshing. Almost sweet, but not syrupy

Mar 09, 2015
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DCdevyl78 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Mar 17, 2014
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Desimoaj from Michigan

3.24/5  rDev -7.7%

Oct 27, 2014
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MiamiWeiss from Iowa

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 14, 2016
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Nurt20 from Illinois

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

Jan 26, 2019
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invalid665 from Illinois

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

May 04, 2015
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WestHam973 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Oct 23, 2014
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FRANKIE65 from Canada (ON)

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The better half was down in Iowa last week for business, and, brought back a growler of this for us to try.
A pleasant surprise. I've tried raspberry, and, apricot beers prior to this, neither of them "did it" for me. This cherry ale, however, actually tastes like beer with a hint of cherry rather than the overly "perfumey" taste of the others.
The brew itself has a nice amber hue. Scent has a nice hint of cherry.
Taste is decent enough, I could see myself enjoying this brew on a porch in the summer.
Mouthfeel is decent, no harsh aftertaste.
Although it is rated as 5.2 abv, I would have guessed somewhere around 4.

Mar 19, 2015
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Try-em-all from Missouri

3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold and yellow on the poor one finger head very light lacing I've heard some people describe it as though it was cough syrup but I wouldn't say so little bit of Wheat and of course cherry not too tart just a hint too sweet I like it.

Sep 20, 2017
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craigbelly from Iowa

3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aug 03, 2016
Cherry Bomb Blonde from Front Street Brewery
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 32 ratings