Thursday, February 25, 2016

Orlando Brewing Organic Blonde Ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20Chad9976 (1551) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2016
AROMA: Completely mild; borderline odorless. Some raw malt. No sweetness. No hops. No esters. Nothing repugnant. 6/12

APPEARANCE: More orange than blonde. Mostly clear. Low CO2. Small white foam. Some lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Mild palette with some breakfast cereal-like sweetness. Raw grain taste. Lemon coughdrops on backend (oxidation?). Hint of caramel and sweetness. 11/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium/light body. Seems a bit undercarbonated. Smooth and clean. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably an old bottle (no freshness date). Probably better fresh. Otherwise, a rather boring blonde ale. 5/10

 DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP styles. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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