True Blonde Ale
Ska Brewing Co.

True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale
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From:
Ska Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #354
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
77
Ranked #28,656
Avg:
3.35 | pDev: 14.93%
Ratings:
475
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 09, 2022
Added:
Mar 17, 2002
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  65
SCORE
77
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True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale
Notes: A Smooth and Sexy Brew.

Like golden waves of yeast crashing on a golden beach of golden sand with golden taps spewing golden beer that’s smooth as gold.

A Crisp Blonde Ale. Golden in color, medium in body—she’s brewed with the help and the honey of Durango’s Honeyville™ bees.

SOUL MATES

Light enough not to overwhelm tasty greens regardless of dressing. Works well with delicate fish. Pleasant accompaniment to lobster, clams, shrimp and crab – great w/ lobster bisque. Thirst quencher, works well with spicy/hot foods.

The taste is mildly sweet from the use of local honey, followed by bready malts, a touch of tangy wheat, a pleasantly mild bitterness, and citrus hop flavors in the end.
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3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear, light gold appearance with a small off-white head and little lacing. Generic, sweet malt aroma; nothing distinct. Taste was watery, with a modest amount of sweetness. Slightly more flavorful than a macro. Light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

Mar 09, 2022
 
3.59 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Feb 19, 2022
 
3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado on Nov 14, 2021
 
4 by jtnord from Colorado on Jun 11, 2020
 
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 07, 2020
 
2.94 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 26, 2019
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3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a clear straw with a thick disc of soft head.

Smell is mild and crisp, a bit grainy with some floral notes and a hint of honey.

Taste is light and refreshing. with a mild floral bitterness and some notes of pears and honey.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a pretty good blonde, easy to drink.

Jan 15, 2019
 
3.59 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Nov 05, 2018
 
2.75 by riceshoes from Utah on Aug 23, 2018
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2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

True blonde pours a yellow straw color with no head. Grainy and chemical aroma. Flavor is the same, grainy chemically, cheap flavor. Light and watery. Overall, not a good blonde.

Jul 29, 2018
 
3.29 by jhrozek from Sweden on Jul 23, 2018
 
4.46 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jul 13, 2018
 
4 by Knobs303 from Colorado on Jul 03, 2018
 
3.25 by hasse67 from Sweden on Apr 22, 2018
 
3.59 by Heeenrik from Finland on Mar 29, 2018
 
3.31 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Mar 10, 2018
 
2.33 by Goofster from Sweden on Mar 02, 2018
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3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

What a pile of shit I hate when my laptop fucks up and then I'm left re-writing the shit I just wrote. This is a blonde ale, and it pours yellow and golden with 3/4" white head that has above average retention. The aroma is just mild grain.

Taste is a prototypical mild blonde ale. Truly, a beer for drinking and not really for contemplating. There is light pale toasted malts that have a biscuity presence ijjn the mouthfeel, a moderate amount of carbonation to help keep the levity going throughout the backside of the beer. Its non offensive and there are no off flavors. Mild bitterness and slight lemon to it.

Jan 14, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from a 12oz can into glass. Best By Date of 'SEP 08 17'.
Pale straw colored body, clear. Pillowy, brilliant white head. Sheets and bands of lacing.
Sweet malt and honey aromas.
Light tastes of bready malt and sweet honey. Tangy wheat, with mild bitterness, and citrus hops. (All included in the website description, but it is really to point).
Medium, smooth mouth feel.
Pleasant, light drinking ale with touches of sweet honey. Made to drink more than one.

Jan 13, 2018
 
3.75 by erawan from Illinois on Oct 21, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dcscientist from Colorado

I liked this one, even though it wasn't anything too challenging. Not hoppy enough to be a pale, and not a strong ale either, but tasty enough to have a few over the evening if you want. Low ABV, nice mellow blonde coloring, good in the summertime... sometimes that's all you need.

Aug 22, 2017
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3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by D1noB from Oklahoma

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.

Aug 07, 2017
 
3.93 by MattyG85 from Minnesota on Jul 27, 2017
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

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

Jul 26, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Czequershuus from Minnesota

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.

Jul 03, 2017
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3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by sjdevel from Utah

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.

May 13, 2017
 
3.21 by rsuarez1982 from Texas on Apr 11, 2017
 
3.53 by DesertFox24 from Texas on Mar 26, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by DrMullet from Florida

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.

Mar 05, 2017
 
3.24 by Honeybourne from Scotland on Feb 12, 2017
 
3.25 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Feb 06, 2017
 
3.5 by OriginalWayOut from North Carolina on Jan 18, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

Re-visited April 8th, 2021

Original review: January 12th, 2017

Original ratings: 3.75 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.25

The looks remain much the same. The smell comes across stronger, sweeter, honey-like with a suggestion of fresh pear. The taste also exudes a balanced, flavorful light sweetness and mild ester quality with a quiet hop bitterness. The body suggests mild to moderate heaviness; light residual sugar sweetness; a touch of dryness yet gently sweet overall.

The can had a best before date on the bottom of "BBD 01 /04/21. This was a gift beer that I've had hiding in the beer refrigerator for a while. It certainly is more appealing than the on-tap version I had over 3 1/2 years ago. It is refreshing and tasty.

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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.

Jan 13, 2017
 
2.86 by cjgator3 from Florida on Dec 17, 2016
 
3.17 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Dec 16, 2016
 
2 by Edie from Oklahoma on Oct 26, 2016
 
3.25 by MattMorin from Illinois on Oct 07, 2016
 
3.41 by Dface from Texas on Sep 18, 2016
 
3.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Aug 27, 2016
 
2.82 by godawgs from Louisiana on Aug 04, 2016
True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 475 ratings