Happy Sunday Funday ya’ll! After watching a nail biter of a game, UCF pulled out their second consecutive AAC title and 25th consecutive win. All I’ll say about that is if you can go two straight years undefeated and not make the playoff, then it isn’t a playoff and is an invitational. Anyways, to wash down the stress of the game, I decided a nice and light blonde ale was in the cards. So I decided to go with another gifted beer from Rusty Rail and try their Blue Collar Blonde before I go back to my blue collar job tomorrow.
Appearance: It poured a Busch Light yellow with just a touch of carbonation and haze. It also had no head to speak of.
Smell: It smells like a typical Pilsner with wheat, malts, and corn sweetness with a touch of grapefruity sweetness on the end.
Taste: This hits your right off the bat with a surprise hoppy bitterness. It is mellowed out with some of the aforementioned malt sweetness, but is overall wonderfully thirst-quenching. This really hits the spot during this brutal 80 degree Florida winter.
Mouthfeel: It is light and crisp just like your stereotypical macro brew. It’s more carbonated than most of the blondes I’ve had as well.
Value: Again, if it’s free it’s for me.
Overall: For the style, I’d give it an 8/10. It has flavor, but is super drinkable. For the style, there is a lot going on and it is very well balanced. When it comes to poolside craft beers or warmer weather party gifts, this is definitely going to be a hit.
Until next time, tight lines, cheers and GO KNIGHTS!