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Here I am, getting back into the swing of things after wrapping up a week and a half visit with family in Central Florida last week!  With temperatures hovering in the mid-70s (a good 35-40 degrees warmer than what we left in Boston), it seems somewhat appropriate that one of my first beers from the trip is a warm-weather style.  I had this on-tap during our traditional visit to Maggie’s Attic in Mount Dora.

Beer Name: Something Cold

Brewery: Edmund’s Oast (Charleston, SC)

Style: Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.0%

Description: The brewery’s “ultra deluxe” blonde ale.  Read all about and get some of the brewing specs here on their website.

Appearance: On draft it poured a see through straw-yellow body topped by a thin layer of white foam.

Smell: Faint sweetness.

Taste: It began with crisp, mellow light malts and grains.  From there it took on some mild fruit and light malt sweetness.  Very balanced and smooth throughout.

Mouthfeel: Roughly medium bodied with slightly less than moderate carbonation.

Hype: None that I am aware of.  I was just happy to see a friendly tap to help me get into the vacation mood.

Overall: It was a very good beer for enjoying in warm weather.  It’s not really of a style about which one can rave about big flavors, but for what this was I enjoyed it.  The beer offered everything I was looking for in the style, namely a refreshingly crisp, clean taste and a nice bit of sweetness.