Friday, February 2, 2018

3 Daughters St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale (2018 re-review to BJCP specs)


Fill date: 1/8/18

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 18A Blonde Ale

AROMA: Lightly sweet bready malt and wheat with a touch of caramel. Some general fruity character. Faint earthy/floral hops. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy shade of amber (7-9 SRM). Moderate white foam mostly dissipates; poor lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Sweeter and fruitier than nose implies. Malt presence has a fairly strong caramel flavor along with natural bready/wheaty character. Red apple is also quite prominent. Mild hop bitterness at the apex with only faint earthy/floral flavors. Finishes medium-sweet. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium carbonation. Smooth texture; crisp finish initially (CO2 seems to die down quickly). Somewhat refreshing, though very drinkable and ideal for warm weather at 5% ABV 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: About as "robust" as the inherently mild Blonde Ale style can be. Not amazing, but exemplifies the style well. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 42/50

NOTE: see my 2014 original review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2014/11/3-daughters-st-pete-beach-blonde-ale.html

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