True Blonde Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

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78
okay
455 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:
455
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.79%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 455 |  Reviews: 169
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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Photo of cgrunin
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

On tap in pint glass at Breckridge Brewery on Blake St Denver

Pours a slightly hazy golden color. Aroma of floral, malt and corn. Flavors include lemon, hay, a bit of honey, and sweet malts. Really enjoyed this one, paired well with dinner at the pub.

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

Photo of larryarms847
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light straw golden yellow with a half finger of white foam.

Sweet toasted malt aroma and slight lemongrass citrusiness.

Lemony citrus notes with sweet toasty malts.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, a crisp and easy drinking blonde.

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Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of ZNissen
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Tasted in a pint glass from a 12 oz can on April 21, 2016.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CAN
Snow white loose pitted head over straw gold. 3.75
Sweet malts with lemon and sandalwood. 3.75
Candy sweet malts then vague citrus and grass. 3.75
Corn husk end and light lemony sorbet linger.
Round, halfway to medium, creamy. 4

Pretty much on target. It could use more dimensions to the malts, the head retention is a disaster, and for this amount of flavor it could be 4% (hello, English Blondes) not 5%. But I certainly don’t need to pay attention to it while I’m drinking it. 4

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Photo of sporklift87
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mflamar
2.81/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of s3igell
3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_BeeCave
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dogstickfetch
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
3.38 out of 5 based on 455 ratings.
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