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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,974
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
456
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
2.67
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 456 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of Halcyondays
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours blond with a minor white head, no lace, pallid.

S: Notes of honey, some fermented Meyer lemon, sweet citrus, orange maramalade.

T: Lemon and orange blossom honey upfront, slightly sweet finish again with sweet oranges, tangerines. Notes of white grape, very Kolsch like mid-palate, tasty beer.

M: Crisp, tad flabby carbonation but not too bad, light-bodied, refreshing.

D: A pretty good beer in a style that doesn't all too often interest the beer geek. Kind of kolsch with a kiss of mead, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale straw gold color; slightly cloudy. Poured a one finger coarse white that dissipated fairly quick. Broken, inconsistent lacing.

S: Crisp, clean malt. Cirtussy fruit zest.

T: Sweet malt and light sweet fruits. Light hoppy finish thats very clean.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Sort of lager-like.

D: Very easy to drink - smooth, crips and clean.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of cjgator3
2.86/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of greenspointexas
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of weeare138
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a light blonde with a small white head that dies. No real lacing is sticking.
Smell is of light malt and corn syrup with fresh dough and sweetness.
Taste is of light breadienss with sweet malt and unnoticeable hops.
Mouthfeel is light, zesty, and refreshing.
Drinkability is ok. It's enjoyable if nothing else.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%

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 Lucnifter
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
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 cbutova
2.98/5  rDev -11%

A- Can poured to a stange with a pale golden blonde body. A cap forms on the beer to just over one finger with a creamy consistency. Head retention is decent as it dies to a small ring and puffy islands. Lacing starts with a thick sheet with spots below.

S- Light grainy base malts, slight hops but quite faint with the yeast bringing pale fruits like apple and hints of bread.

T- Again fairly straightforward with the addition of a hint of honey sweetness. Pale fruits with bread followed by spicy hops, light cereal grainy malts and a touch of citrus.

MF- Light end body with a crisp, lightly frothy texture. Carbonation at a fairly high level. Finishes with a slight bitterness.

Not bad in any way but also doesn't do much for me. I appreciate that it is mostly clean but it just lacks any compelling flavors or use of them.

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Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Suds
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This brew, from a 12 ounce can, is extremely pale, with a thin head and a light haze. The smell is soft and subtle...grain and pale malt, with some background fruit. The taste grows on you..some sweetness and malt flavors and a bitterness in the mid taste. Light in body, but very drinkable.

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Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow with a short but dense head. The smell is quite average, maybe a bit of wheat or is it malt. I don;t know because the beer practically has no aroma other than a beery smell. The taste is an average blonde ale, nothing hoppy about it, the malts are unremarkable, boring. The only thing this beer has going for it is that it is relatively light and easy to drink.

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Photo of MSandahl23
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MattyG85
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -10.4%

True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 456 ratings
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