PB&J Blonde by Belching Beaver Brewery

Rating: 5/5

PB&J Blonde by Belching Beaver Brewery is a 5.5% ABV American Blonde Ale brewed with peanut butter and grape jelly flavors

Blonde beer with peanut and grape jelly

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Homebrew Project #35 Summer Love American Mosaic Blonde by Nubis Sanctum Ales

 

 

Rating: 4/5

Homebrew Project #35 Summer Love American Mosaic Blonde by Nubis Sanctum Ales is a 4.5% ABV American Blonde brewed with Mosaic.

Homebrewed for my friends Cesar Molina & Jeanette De La Luz wedding on 9/3/2017.a

The special project was brewed in collaboration with my friend Oscar Pacheco and Cesar Molina which was made for the light drinkers. A refreshing beer that used my original recipe (Home Brew Project #31 Mega Rolling Light Sessions) but made as a 6 gallon batch instead of 5. In response, the beer came out lighter than the original recipe. Due to additional volume, the beer actually came out less hoppy which is very good for those that did not like hoppy beers. To my surprise to, it seemed to be similar to a nice refreshing summer lager. Despite the fear of running out of beer that day though, it seems the crowd definitely loved the other choices but this one was definitely one that was not to pass up. In short, it gave me an idea on how to tone down the alcohol and even the bitterness to please those that don’t drink very heavy beers.

 

 

Isabella Blonde by Kern River Brewing

Rating: 4/5

Isabella Blonde by Kern River Brewing is a 4.5% ABV American Blonde Ale.

Label:
This Blonde Ale has an easy malt body and a mild hop aroma produced by traditional English hops. The light straw color and crisp finish make this an easy drinking beer that’s great for those hot summer days. If you are looking for great taste and good times, don’t settle for just any blonde, choose Isabella Blonde!

==Introduction==

I obtained this one from Craftbeerkings.com as I had requested to exchange an out of stock beer for anything. I have never tried this one or Kern River beers in general but I figure this would be a great opportunity to try some of their offerings. It also would be good to compare this to the homebrewed blonde I recently made to see if the style seems to be in order as well. While many people have different preferences in styles, blondes and light beers are great for the everyday type. Let’s see how this one is, cheers!

Aromas:
Lemon grass, pilsner grain, floral hops, biscuit bread, honey, citrus, orange and mild grassy notes.

Flavors:
Pilsner grain, cereal notes, cane sugar, biscuit bread, honey, light toffee, grassy mild hops, green tea, lemon grass, crackers, grapefruit, piney and grassy mild hops, orange notes, orange peel, lychee, tangerine hints and coriander hints.

Aftertaste:
Finishes dry with notes of pilsner malt, grassy mild hops and a touch of honey. No alcohol in the taste. Clear light golden body, crisp, clean and refreshing mouthfeel along with a very easy drinkability.

Overall:
A very good blonde! Super summer refreshing style. In comparison to the blonde I made, it is different. While my homebrew is more tropical and hoppy due to the mosaic, this one is nice and citrucy with pilsnery aspects. Essentially a very drinkable brew that I think many will like even if they do not drink craft beer. A recommendation for sure.

Anime Corner:
Carol Danvers A.K.A Ms. Marvel from Marvel Comics was chosen in this pairing mainly to play the part of the blonde in the label. I wanted to find a blonde that was powerful and inspiring which represents a good beer.

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Home Brew Project Project #31 Mega Rolling Light Sessions by Nubis Sanctum Ales

Rating: 5/5

Home Brew Project #31 Mega Rolling Light Sessions by Nubis Sanctum Ales is a 6% ABV American Blonde brewed with Mosaic.

==Introduction==

Project #32 was inspired by my need to go back to something simple and ofcourse save money. Essentially, I must save money this year for a friend’s wedding in which I will be providing some of my homebrew to his event. This will require saving bottles and not as much experimentation from my homebrewing side and to some degree, less reviews. Well, not less reviews but reviews on less expensive brews. Donations would always be welcomed. Regardless, this project was a similar take on the other home brew project I did, Kölsch Encounters of the Briny Deep, which was a Kölsch using only 1 ounce of hops and Kölsch yeast. With this project, I changed up the hops and yeast and also made the beer lighter. I mainly wanted to see if I could make a different style instead with different hops but still light drinkable beer. My gravity ended up being higher than what I wanted but this is the best part about fine tuning recipes. Next time, I will got for lighter and see how that goes. For now, let’s see what my project produced. Cheers!

Aromas:
Grapefruit, floral, grassy and piney hops, tangerine, stone fruit peach, tropical fruit guava, mango, biscuit bread, honeydew melon, passion fruit, oranges, tangerines and banana hints.

Flavors:
Lots of tropical fruits, Passion fruit, Dragon fruit, guava, mango, papaya, lychee fruit, pineapple, honey dew melon, strawberries, cherries, roses, blueberries, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, floral, grassy and piney hops, biscuit bread, honey, sweetened condensed milk hints, banana notes, stone fruit peach, apricot and plum hints.

Aftertaste:
Finishing with lots of tropical fruits, mango, lychee, stone fruit peach hints, citrus and grapefruit hops hints, honey. No alcohol in the taste. Pale light straw body. Smooth, crisp, super clean and refreshing mouthfeel along with an easy drinkability.

Overall:
I did not expect this to be so damn juicy and tropical. Using such a small amounts of hops I would think I that the bigger malt profile would balance out but this is not a bad thing at all. It does seem balanced but this goes to show how clean the Safale-05 dry yeast ferment. It really just lets the overall hops and malt profiles shine than giving its own input. I really noticed the difference of this to the Kolsh. While the Kolsh seemed more like a lager or pilsner due to the yeast influence, this turned out to be more of a hoppy blonde. Also, since Mosaic is tropical and juicy, its best flavor profile came out awesomely and not offensively like a pale ale or IPA. While the ABV could have been lighter to make it even more sessionable, its still came out more perfect than I would of expected it to be. Me being more of a tropical fruit hop flavor lover, this light beer really shined. It will definitely be my number one go to and one I will keep remaking.

Anime Corner:
Roll Light from Capcom’s Megaman series was used in this pairing because it made a lot of sense. I wanted a light beer, both in ABV (although it did not come out that way although the mouthfeel and drinkability says otherwise) light in color (you can shine a light through it, like a lightbulb) the pun on her name and how the beer just “Rolls” through smoothly. The sessions part is in reference to a beer you can drink anytime and even during “Music Sessions”. The original Megaman was named Rock and his sister is Roll, so that is the connection to music and just having a beer in general. The every day beer as recommend by the Dr.’s assistant Roll. Also, in terms of the style, a hoppy blonde in terms of color, she is a blonde and her green ribbon is representative of the single ounce hops of Mosaice used for this. Mosaic is a damn amazing tropical hop even for a small amount.

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All American Blonde by Shannon brewing

12669528_10103065579825420_4801450169542499007_nRating: 4.75/5

All American Blonde by Shannon brewing is a 5.3% ABV American Blonde Ale.

Label:
Fire-brewed with pure spring, whole grain, whole flower hops and a Whole Lotta Love! Shannon All American Blonde is a light and very drinkable blonde ale. Brewed with all American hops, it is perfectly balanced with a subtle sweetness and light hop aroma.

==Introduction==

Obtained this one from my good friend Aaron Mendiola of BeerMetalDude.com. One of many sweet cans coming from Texas. Today we bring forth a brew from Shannon brewing which use the fire brewed method of making brews. I am unsure what this method is but maybe there might be something special about the brew that may distinguish it from others. Let’s see what we can find about this one. Cheers!

Aromas:
Stone fruit peaches, banana hints bubble gum, guavas, biscuit bread, cane sugar, pears, citrus, floral and grassy hops, apple pie notes, pilsner grain, peppercorn hints, coriander spice, wheat bread, lime rinds, strawberry, lemon and starburst hints.

Flavors:
Rich biscuit bread, cane sugar, pears, citrus, floral and grassy hops, tropical passion fruit notes, mild strawberry, lemon, starburst, stone fruit peaches, banana hints bubble gum, guavas, lychees, tangerines, kumquats, apple pie notes, pilsner grain, peppercorn hints, coriander spice, wheat bread, lime rinds, and mild chardonnay.

Aftertaste:
Finishing with notes of stone fruit, tropical notes, biscuit bread and floral hops. No alcohol in the taste, Straw Pale light to medium body, very refreshing, crisp and smooth mouthfeel, with a very easy drinkability.

Overall:
A very delicious blonde ale. There is something about this beer that is so damn fulfilling. Like it is not its complexity that makes it so great. It has to be that it is super balances, very drinkable and nothing offensive. Something I could drink every single day! I would recommend this to anyone who can find it. Their brewing method has something to do with the magic of the brews.

Anime Corner:
MEMEME! Was used in this pairing to represent the colors of the can’s label but also the aspect of the blonde. While she is technically not blonde, the light blues are typical of blonde in some animes. Since I really liked this brew, I figure it be a great fit.

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