Drake's Blonde Ale

Drake's Blonde Ale

Rated 3.400 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Drake's Brewing Company

San Leandro, CA, United States

Style:  Kölsch

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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A Kolsch ale. Light in color from brewing with only 2-row malt, but big on flavor from imported Noble Saaz hops. Fermented with a true yeast strain from Cologne, Germany where Kolsch ales have been brewed for centuries. 2nd Place Kolsch 2009 California State Fair “Best of Show” (Kolsch) 2008 California State Fair Honorable Mention(for Best of Show – Cream Ale) 2007 California State Fair Gold 2003 California State Fair

ID: 14733 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank5838
Overall Percentile89.1
Style Rank5 of 423
Style Percentile98.8
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.600
Weighted Score3.400
Standard Deviation0.322

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  • CRIASIA 200 reviews
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    This brew is pretty average all around. The aroma is of grains. The appearence is yellow golden with a white head that hangs around leaving good lace. The mouthfeel is crisp and thin. The flavor is sour wheat, pretty good. Overall it is average.

  • DANSTING 528 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle. Poured a clear yellow color with a thick, white head. Aroma is malty and grassy. Flavor is a sweet malt and hop balance. A lot better than the aroma was leading me to believe this was. Not a bad summer brew.

  • MOEJUCK 244 reviews
    rated 3.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Not a bad brew at all, the Drakes Blonde pours a light yellow color with a good head. I'm not a big fan of this style, but this brew was easier to drink than any other I've had in this category. The flavor doesn't overpower, which is nice for this type of brew. The taste is some grassy flavors with a hint of citrus and a very slight spice finish. The mouthfeel is nice, maybe a bit too thin though. Drakes continues to impress me.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.7 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This is incredibly easy to drink. Crisp and refreshing, it's a fantastic beer for the summer (eventhough it's January) but can be enjoyable anytime of course. The pour is this cloudy golden hue with a nice foamy head. Aroma is malty, a tad bit spicy (which I loved) and some citrus. Mouthfeel is moderate/full, finish is very clean and smooth. While it was in my mouth there were notes of a sweet, grasy maltiness character that I found really nice with a touch of lemony goodness. Damn, this is a fine beer that should be enjoyed year round.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    This is surprisingly good, actually. Pours a full, but pale gold that catches the light and seems to glow on its own almost. The head is bright white and lingers. The aroma is light, mostly light noble hops. The flavor is bright and crisp, citrusy and straw malt flavors. The hops are very reminiscent of pilsner hops, as is the malt profile. This is light and chuggable but avoids being bland. The quintessential summer beer.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.3 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Light gold color. Small head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied blonde ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Slightly bitter hops. Nice smooth flavor. Balance is toward the sweetish malts. Very drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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