True Blonde Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

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78
okay
454 Ratings
THE BROS
63
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True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
454
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.79%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of D1noB
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A medium bodied, husky, blonde, not as easy drinking as I thought it would be.

Taste Rating in Words: It's someone wearing a mask, You really don't know what is under the mask.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: mild aromas of bread crumb, fruit, citrus and a hint of honey

S: brilliant straw with moderately fast rising bubbles and a frothy white foam collar with fair retention

T: lightly sweet big fruit start featuring citrus, tropical fruit and a trace of honey sweetening light bread crumb malt flavors. It finishes juicy, mildly tart and dry with a moderately assertive bitterness

F: light to medium light and the carbonation is medium high with a moderate prickle

O: tasty, thirst quenching and refreshing summer beer

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a pale yellow with a large head. The aroma features soft cracker malts, a white wine quality, roses, lavender, and thyme. The flavor starts with a semi sweet doughy flavor, followed by a whack of rose petal and lavender, then a finish of slightly toasty malts. The mouthfeel is fullish, with a crisp bite and average carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty solid blonde ale - it has more going to than most examples of this style, and the big floral element is much welcomed by me.

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Photo of sjdevel
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Poured from a 12 oz can. Very light and clear. Looks like a Pilsner. 1 - finger head that sticks around - nice retention.

Smell: Ample amounts of yeast and malt. Slight funk. No evidence of hops or fruit tang.

Taste: Bite of hops at first. Not overpowering, but noticeable for a bit. Bitterness fades and then you get biscuit, yeast, some wheat and malt. A bit Belgian like, but not strong. More like a lager/pilsner than an ale.

Feel: Thin. Ok carbonation.

Overall: Ok beer. Not as flavorful as many I've had. Session Beer.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DesertFox24
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale gold with a modest, short lived, head.
Smell is sweet malt and lemon.
Taste is citrus and lemon, but mostly sweet malt.
Smooth and slightly oily.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Docksidebars
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Experienced on-tap at the English Dockside restaurant in Colorado Springs.

Light golden body; rich, creamy, white head. Very little aroma; faint esters. Mild, light grain flavor; fair, complimentary hop bitterness. Clean, crisp mouthful.

A fair pale ale; rather mundane but satisfactory overall.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.86/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.17/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MattMorin
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dface
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
2.82/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jodio
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 48oen33
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this light ale is much better than most craft lights. It is well balanced and the honey is mild enough to not screw it up.
so many light ales now are lousy and generic. I wish I could get this up north.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kcdrummer
2.14/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Weak blonde, wouldn't get it again. It may be unfair as I just had a couple of great ones.

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True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
3.38 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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