True Blonde Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale
BA SCORE
3.35/5
455 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#42,447
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
455
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
2.67
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

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1.44/5  rDev -57%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of thydarkprevails
1.79/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From a can to a duvel tulip. Beer pours a clear golden yellow with a finger length white head. Aroma is light bread, corn, very faint floral. Not much here. Taste is bready malt, more corn, and lower quality grains. Mouthfeel is thin and forgettable. Not my favorite beer.

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1.81/5  rDev -46%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I'm usually really good about trying to write a constructive review of a beer or brewery even I don't care for what it is I'm reviewing. I honestly just don't feel that this beer is worth that much effort.

The Ska brewing company should have spent more time on their brewing recipes and techniques than it did on the cool "punk rock" appealing bottle labels.

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of kcdrummer
2.14/5  rDev -36.1%
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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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of hellbilly
2.28/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

pours clear yellow with a lasting white ring of foam. some spotty lacing forms on the glass.

faint aroma... pale grainy, straw, dried apricots and mild spiciness.

it tastes the way wet bales of straw smell... with some yeasty notes and cooked lemon with a slightly spicy finish. medium body feels a bit 'dead' on the tongue.

not a good one...5/3/4/2/8/2.2

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2.29/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into Unibroue chalice.

Pours 1 finger of khaki head. Color is a clear pale yellow.

Aroma: Grassy hops with pale, biscuity malts. Smells a bit like an american lager. Very basic.

Taste: Even more like a lager here than in the nose. It has a very faint hop profile with some bready/pale malt flavors. Maybe notes of grain. Not a lot here.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, very slight hint of bitterness. Lighter bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends dry and bland.

Overall, this one just reminded me too much of an adjunct lager. There really wasn't a lot of flavor. Should one expect a lot of flavor? No, but some would be nice.

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2.4/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.41/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light yellow, golden in coloer. Very pretty to look at. Smells a little of faint lemons. Head was thin, gone quickly. Crisp, cool, refreshing. Subtle hints of citrus. Slight after taste, though this would be good on a summer day at the beach. Not really my style.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 455 ratings
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