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:
#42,483
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
455
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
2.67
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 455 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of xylophonica
3.82/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky golden colour with almost a finger of head and plenty of carbonation bubbles.

S - Sweet, slightly caramel malt with some light hops. Touch of fresh herbs as well.

T - Smooth and creamy at first with a soothing maltiness. As with the aroma there's a sensation of herbs (vaguely coriander) in there as well. Aftertaste is quite bitter and vaguely reminiscent of some darker malt flavours.

M - Plenty of creamy malt here which coats the mouth fairly quickly. Nice level of bitterness which creates a pleasant harmony.

O - Decent blonde ale with some nice creamy textures and a solid group of flavours. Unlike a lot of American beers there doesn't seem to be the usual identity crisis here - it's just a straight homage (or rip-off) of a classic Belgian pale ale. Not sure how this was classified as an American Blonde (I'm sure that's not a real category...) but it's an enjoyable beer with modest aspirations.

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Photo of jwmarcum
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of ADZA
2.78/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Beermasons for this and pours a see through golden blonde hue which leaves a frothy three finger head and clingy lacing,the smell is quite average and has aromas of honeyed malts,herbal hops and some grassiness,the mouthfeel is lightbodied too light for me and the tastes arnt much better very similar to smell with hints of honeyed malts,grassy herbal hops,cereal and bread and overall love the label but thats it for me and wouldnt buy or drink again cheers.

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Photo of denver10
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow with a slight white head that quickly drops down. Some honey, some lemon zest, some malt in both flavor and aroma. Very simple. A nice medium body to it. Overall, this is a very easy drinking beer. Not the most memorable but every once in a while it can hit the spot.

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Photo of jimdkc
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Flatlands
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz via Beermasons, poured into a Golden Monkey tulip.

Pours a hazy true-golden colour, with a nice white, soft, small-bubbled head of foam. Ok retention, the odd drip of lacing on the way down.

Smell is a mix of light floral bush honey to start, then lemon, lemon zest, orange peel and then sweet malt.

Taste is more of that sweet malt, not over the top, but it builds. Little bit of bush honey as a closer, but faint.

Some light pepperiness to it as well, instead of any noticeable hop bitterness. Body is more than sufficient for the style and ABV.

Nothing wrong with this, decent, simple enough to be sessionable, body is big enough to be content with just one. Have bought plenty worse.

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Photo of tatums1984
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: Pretty standard for a light ale. Decent level of foam and some good carbonation. Lacing is ok too.

Smell: Some cider and lemon qualities. Good.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Mostly some honey-like malt with a bit of cider-like fruitiness. Can't complain overall. Gets kind of boring after a while. Mouthfeel has a nice body.

Overall Drinkability: A bit disappointing, but still worth the try.

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Photo of ScrimshawFan
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Sinewave
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Merry Christmas!!!!The first beer on this blessed Holiday is a True Blonde from SKA. The beer pours a golden clear with thin white head that is not lacing....due to the fruitiness. The smell has subtle lemon flare with delicate malt balance. The taste is a great balanced beer with good lemon zeal. The mouthfeel is a medium to light body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is quite tasty....and highly recommended.

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Photo of EinWeizenbitte
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of ROGUE16
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of sonorb7
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Mtnbeerman
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of dankster
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Daveychu
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of TheSquire23
4/5  rDev +19.4%

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