Review: Lawson's Finest Liquids Knockout Blonde | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.0 IBU: 45

86/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 3

Lawson's Finest Liquids Knockout Blonde

What the brewers say

“Watch out! This bitter blonde packs a hoppy punch with a flavorful blend of North American malts and copious amounts of Cascade and Centennial hops.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dank, piney, and earthy hops aromas with hints of onion, cheese, garlic, and green pepper. There’s a moderate lemon citrus and floral rose note mixed with bready malt and honey.”

Flavor: “Hops-forward with mostly lemon and rose. There’s more tea-like hops in the flavor as well. Mouth-

coating, dank hoppy finish that is both bitter and slightly astringent. Floral, slightly fruity.”

Overall: “Kind of old school hops character built around a very light malt bill. The hops are a bit overwhelming to the beer, especially in the bitterness and harshness of the finish. A bit too heavy-handed to want more than a few ounces. More focus on late additions and dry hopping, with more fruit character than bitterness, would make it more attractive.”

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