07-29-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

Beer Vibe Drinks Tampa Bay Brewing Company

We wish to thank in advance the Tampa Bay Brewing Company for sending down a sampling of their beer for the Beer Vibe crew to sample and write about. We will first sample the Truly Blonde, blonde ale. What did our Beer Vibe crew think about it? For this series we welcome a new taster to our review: Steph-Lovat Beer.

Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s – Florida’s True Blonde Ale

5% ABV, 24 IBU’s

These are our thoughts.

The Pour: Fluffy Head.

Ms. Hopologist: “Fluffy, lacey.”

Once Upon a German: “A lot of head, light and fluffy.”

Steph-Lovat Beer: “Good pour, decent foam.”

Score: 4.6/5


The Smell: Refreshing Lemon Peel.

Ms. Hopologist: “Fruity, lemon.”

Once Upon a German: “Light malt, with fruity nose.”

Steph-Lovat Beer: “Good smell, light malt with fruit.”

Score: 4/5


The Color: Light Golden.

Ms. Hopologist: “Golden yellow.”

Once Upon a German: “Very light blonde.”

Steph-Lovat Beer: “Golden.”

Score: 4.3/5


The Flavor: Lemon Rind.

Ms. Hopologist: “Medium soft, light bitter.”

Once Upon a German: “Lightly toasted malt, mildly bitter, lemon peel.”

Steph-Lovat Beer: “Excellent flavor, nice bitters.”

Score: 4.3/5


The Mouthfeel: Light Refreshing.

Ms. Hopologist: “Light medium feel.”

Once Upon a German: “Light to medium body, slightly watery, refreshing, pairs with grilled fish.

Steph-Lovat Beer: “Watery, light. Good for summer beach time.”

Score: 4.3/5


Total Score: 4.3/5

Ending Comments

True blondes tend to be crowd pleasers. This Florida’s True Blonde Ale certainly pleased the Beer Vibe crew.

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