Day #39 – Uncle Billys Back 40 Blonde Ale

February 9, 2011

I’m on a road trip for the next few days to Austin and San Antonio, and I thought that it would be neat to review a few beers that can only be sought out at these locations.  Today I’m at Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que in Austin, TX.

Uncle Billys Back 40 Blonde Ale

Uncle Billy’s is a brewpub, which means they brew their beer right on site.  Some brewpubs can distribute their beer to different cities, but Texas still cannot.  That is until the HB 660 passes in the State Legislature.  To find out more about this bill, check out this blog here.

This beer is classified as a Cream Ale, which means it is usually a light bodied ale, and has some sort of sweet cream used in the brewing process.

The appearance has a slightly cloudy, light yellow appearance with a small white head.  Fairly standard appearance.

The aroma is quite nice, of bananas and citrus fruit. Lots of sweetness on the nose, with some wheat tones and grain.  Very sweet.

Flavor is fruity and dry grains. Finishes with big dry bitterness. Not bad minus the finish.

This is very approachable for a light beer.



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