Country Boy Cougar Bait American Blonde Ale

My second Country Boy beer, and it's too early to call. I am still guessing that Georgetown, KY is a town, so it's not strictly speaking the country. Now, if the guys who are running this consider themselves country boys, I can't really argue, as I don't know them. I do, however, know quite a few people who I would consider country boys, and it might be interesting to setup a kind of test. But that would be for a different blog.

The head of this beer isn't big, and it doesn't stay very long. What remains is barely a mote of dust like the slight haze of smoke from a smouldering ember. The beer itself is a murky, dull brass color with the aroma of lemon crackers. No, I've never had anything that was labeled as a lemon cracker, but if such a thing exists, it would probably smell the same as this.

First sip is a little tangy with the lemon mixing with some other citruses and the cracker adding a more thick biscuit to the mix. It's decent, but it's not going to win any awards based on the sip - it's too forgettable. But that's just a sip.

Tip-in is very light carbonation tingle with lemon and grasses dominating the taste. The middle arrives with a very nice, calm citrus and biscuit blend; it's very soothing and easy going. The finish, however, brings that tanginess with a wheat backing and the grains in the biscuit show through before trailing off in a light lemon and grass.

Bottom Line: A perfectly satisfactory beer, but not much of a stand-out.



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