True Blonde Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale
BA SCORE
21.5%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 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:
#42,126
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
455
Liked:
98
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
14.93%
Alströms:
2.67
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 455 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of Dusty6467
2.63/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: clean, clear, light, blonde, 2 finger head that dissipates very quickly.

S: faint smell of citrus hops and bread, not much here

T: metallic- almost like a cheap champagne, faint citrus taste;I expected more

M: clean, light and crisp

O: decent blonde ale, but subpar. Very sessionable with high ABV, but not my personal choice for a blonde ale- drinks more like an American light lager.

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Photo of theParish
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of stoney1031
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of dkw0063
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of ironwill54
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Twincrasher
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Average look for blonde. Not impressive head for this style. Like much more in terms of head and lacing for blonde.

S: Metalic. Common for this brewery so far.

T: Eh. Phenol flavors that seem to overpower. Not very balanced.

O: Good, but not too impressive.

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Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of RBorsato
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Mordhaus
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of fishguyac
5/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of ScubaSteve00
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of jklecko2
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of bmwats
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can, into a tumbler.

A: Hay color. Medium heavy carbonation. Pours about a half finger, foamy, white head. Settles pretty quickly, leaving a blanket of foam on the surface. Thick, beer ring lacing.

S: French bread.... not much else.

T: Sourdough bread, with a really doughy, pungent flavor.

M: Light body, pungent aftertaste.

D: Pound and enjoy.

Atmosphere is good enough. Fair body, and nondescript nose. Flavor is a light and crisp doughy thing. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of Hacksaw34
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Al_Rico_Rod
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of smcolw
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw gold color and is clear. Modest head that dies off to rim bubbles. No lace.

Mild raw grain smell. It's as if the barley was barely malted. Low hop.

Reminds me of a Kolsch, which is a distinct improvement from the smell. Lots of pale malt up front with just enough hop to provide balance. The body of this beer seems off to me; it's way too thin and the carbonation is way to high. This is distracting. Otherwise, I find this to be a flavorful blonde.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of gtermi
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MikieV
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of bootsandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tubeyes
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of CHickman
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours crystal clear light yellow with a nice 2 finger snow white head that was full of bubbles and faded leaving pretty decent lacing.

Smells grainy, with husk, light citrus hops, lemon, and wheat or bread; the nose is very basic and average, it smells like a macro lager.

Tastes like it smells, with grains, husk, light citrus hops, lemon, wheat, biscuit, grass and light yeast like cardboard. It’s light, crisp and refreshing, but rather dull tasting overall with too much, malt, corn and husk to keep you focused on the flavor.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing, with very mild carbonation, a very light and almost watery body, and a session-able ease that lets it flow down like water. Micro impersonating macro, this was OK; a great lawn mowing beer.

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True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 21.5% out of 100 with 455 ratings
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