Eel River California Blonde, a regular offering from Eel River Brewing, poured the color of honey, with a slight pink tinge to the edges. The sticky white head carried notes of subdued, dry bread.
Eel River California Blonde Ale opened with crisp, soft malt. The smallest amount of smooth sweetness came through as the ale warmed in the mouth, and there was no bitterness to speak of.
Eel River California Blonde Ale, like most other Eel River offerings, is a light, crisp, delicate take on the Blonde style. Whether that's a good thing or not depends on how much flavor you want out of your beer.