Pours clear with a couple of inches of white, frothy foam that has good staying power. Thicker as it recedes. Lacing is thin but sticky, leaving a nice trail behind.
Aroma has a crisp snap to it. Lemon leads the a wheat, grass, and yeast scents. Probably more wheat than yeast. Slightly sweet seemingly from a toasted bread malt backbone.
Taste is a bit sweet at first that mixes with an early bitter edge. Lemon, citrus, and grass are center cut and dominate the beer. Wheat finds its way but hidden. Sweetness once again is built on bread/toasted malt.
Light end of medium body with a zippy carbonation that could be more than medium.
Enough hop presence and malt backbone to make it interesting but nothing earth shattering. Nothing really stands out on this beer. All facets are okay which makes it better than some.
I have to add this part: a four pack of 16oz cans at $10.99 seems a bit steep for me for a blonde ale. It seems to be the price of all there beers at the local liquor shop. This will inhibit my desire to purchase more going forward. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 12:49:08
Tasted: Sunday, October 23, 2011
$2.67 for 16 oz. can
One fine body…
Finch's Blonde Ale is an easy drinking and approachable American craft beer. It has a moderately sweet malty aroma and is deep gold in color. We like to think of this particular one as more of a 'Dirty Blonde.' When you first pour it, a soft lacey foam clings to the glass as malty aromas fill your nose and linger to the final sip. Upon finish, this blonde turns heads with a smooth finish and a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoy this medium-bodied craft beer anytime of year.