Category Archives: American Blonde Ale

Tree House Eureka Mosaic

Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.2%
Style: American Blonde Ale
Other Notes: Mo Money Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from can) We are excited that you are holding Tree House Brewing Company’s intensely flavorful Blonde Ale, Eureka! Eureka features an individual hop variety identified by the date code on this can. All iterations are soft, juicy, and purvey wonderful tropical flavors balanced by a gentle bitterness. Eureka is the result of our uncompromising dedication to fresh, progressive, & delightful beer, we hope you enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.08
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 26th July 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a big three finger frothy white head that had decent retention and left some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Under ripe mango, apricot and pineapple followed by citrus rind, grapefruit, melon, grass and pine.
Taste: Mango and apricot with strong orange rind, lemon zest and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Body is heavier than expected, but much like the Citra version, it was very nice and refreshing with lots of tropical and citrus fruitiness.

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Tree House Eureka Citra

Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.2%
Style: American Blonde Ale
Other Notes: Citralicious delight!

Brewer Description: (from can) We are delighted that you are holding Tree House Brewing Company’s intensely flavorful Blonde Ale, Eureka! Eureka features an individual hop variety identified by the date code on this can. All iterations are soft, juicy, and purvey wonderful tropical flavors balanced by a gentle bitterness. Eureka is the result of our uncompromising dedication to fresh, progressive, & delightful beer, we hope you enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 30th June 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden yellow orange colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention and left nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Very nice tangy and citrusy grapefruit and orange zest with hints of tropical mango plus a touch of breadiness.
Taste: Good balance of citrus and tropical fruitiness with grapefruit, mandarin sweetness, pineapple and lightly under ripe mango with a touch of bread and cracker on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: More body than expected, but other than that, this was a very nice and refreshing beer that is definitely sessionable.

Sagra Premium

Brewery: Daviyun S.L.
Country: Spain
ABV: 5.4%
Style: American Blonde Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Very aromatic, blond, full bodied. Due to its ale fermentation temperature it has distinct and unforgettable fruit flavors and aromas with a refreshing bitterness and floral finish.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.12
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th April 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy orange pale copper colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention.
Aroma: Fanta orange soda with some bready and caramel malts.
Taste: Orange sweetness mixed with some herbal and floral elements and biscuity malt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: The fruitiness was quite nice, but the herbal elements I was getting, was not really my thing.

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Garage Project Hāpi Daze

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 4.6%
Style: American Blonde Ale
Other Notes: Hops – Motueka, Wai-iti, Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin.

Brewer Description: (from can) Hāpi the Maori word for hop, inspires this truly Pacific pale ale. Brewed with New Zealand barley and the best of the Kiwi hop harvest, Motueka, Wai-iti, Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin. Assertively hoppy – exceptionally drinkable.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 30th October 2016 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear dark golden slightly copper colour with a two finger off white head that doesn’t stick around much but left nice stringy lacing.
Aroma: Strong tropical fruits of mango, pineapple, kiwi, guava, papaya and honeydew melon.
Taste: Bitter start with some stone fruit mango followed by a light bready grainy malt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: A nice refreshing light beer with interesting tropical notes. However unfortunately the taste doesn’t follow the impressive aroma as I prefer less malt character and I think a higher carbonation will go well with the lightness.

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Deschutes River Ale

Brewery: Deschutes Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 3.9%
Style: American Blonde Ale
Other Notes: 28 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Munich, Carapils and Crystal. Hops – Cascade, Crystal and Nugget.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Crisp sessionable and undeniably refreshing.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.57
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with a best by date of 19th April 2016. Poured into a Moonzen teku glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear golden copper colour with a one finger slightly off white head that dissipates quickly leaving only a little lacing.
Aroma: Bready and biscuit malt with a hint of caramel, fruity pineapple and apricot.
Taste: A strong bready malt backbone with some nice light apricot, grapefruit, pine and grass.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s easy to drink and nice and fruity. A decent beer but nothing spectacular.

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