True Blonde Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

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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:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,631
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
458
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
2.67
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
62
Trade:
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of erawan
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of D1noB
3.25/5  rDev -3%
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 +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19.4%
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 +10.7%
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 +3%
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 -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DesertFox24
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
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 -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.35/5  rDev 0%
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 -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Dface
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
2.82/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jodio
3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 458 ratings
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