|Brewery:||4204 Main Street Brewing Company|
Best Quote During Tasting
I can't watch "Dateline" right before bedtime.
|Aroma - Wheat bread, thin caramel and slightly fruity hops (melon) mix well with fruity yeast esters. The aroma is subtle but inviting.|
|Appearance - Pours a nearly clear light gold (some might say.....blonde) with a thin, white head made up of tiny sparkling bubbles. The head resides quickly leaving a thin film that provides subtle lacing.|
|Flavor - Biscuits and wheat bread come out with some pie crust flavors. To sum that last sentence up, the malt is completely reminiscent of lightly cooked breads. The hops are fruity with the perfect amount of bitterness for balance. The fruity esters from the yeast are present here too and also compliment the hops. Finishes medium-dry.|
|Mouthfeel - The medium carbonation and light-medium body give this one a palate cleansing effect.|
|Overall Impression - Is this where you officially stop believing I know what the hell I'm talking about because this beer rated a 3.9 out of 5? Trust me, I'm shocked too. The thing is, this beer is a great example of the blonde ale style. It's a little lighter in the body than I prefer but other than that, it's nearly a word for word description of what the 2015 BJCP Guidelines define as a blonde ale. There are no flaws and it's supremely drinkable. This could easily be a summer beer that I could (and probably will) crush.|
|Aroma - Very bready pale malts with a bit of slight caramel sweetness. Just a bit of citrus and fruity esters go well with the malt.|
|Appearance - Pale yellow, very clear. A thin white head lays on top.|
Flavor - Bready goodness, lots of bread dough and biscuity flavors. These flavors pair up real well with the fruit flavors present from the yeast. The beer finishes with some slight bitterness from the hops.
|Mouthfeel - Light bodied, but medium-high carbonation that gives this one a refreshing quality.|
|Overall Impression - We rate to style, which means common beers are going to get just as good of scores as some of the bigger beers we review. This is the way it should be. This is a great beer. Not everything needs to be a high ABV dry-hopped monster or a barrel aged beer that shares a lot of consistencies with chocolate flavored motor oil. This is a great beer if you want some decent flavor, but something that won't weigh you down if you plan on slamming a few back.|