True Blonde Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

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True Blonde AleTrue Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -11%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
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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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +18.7%
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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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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