Review: Partake Blonde non-alcoholic beer

So far, I've reviewed three beers by Partake Brewing and I assumed that I've reviewed everything by them - nope! They have five beers and counting, and their Blonde is one I haven't had yet, which is surprising as a blonde lager/ale is quite often on e of the first I ever try for non-alcoholic beers. 

From their website: Our Blonde is an easy summer sipper perfect for sitting on your patio, the beach, or even in your office. At 15 calories and 3 carbs, you'll wonder where this has been all your life!
Golden, bubbly and easy-drinking, this malt-forward ale will be a crowd-pleaser. While other lighter, alcohol-free beers tend to be watery, Partake Blonde’s fuller body and balanced flavour profile make it an instant classic. 0.3% ABV

Nutritional information per 355mL can: 15 Calories, 0g Fat, 2g Carbohydrates, 1g Protein, 0mg Cholesterol, 0g Sodium, 50mg Potassium, 10mg Calcium, 0mg Iron

Appearance: Pours your typical crisp, golden blonde lager or ale with a deep and clear golden straw body to it. Lots of carbonation in the body and a light layer of a bright white head on top.

Aroma: Surprisingly really hoppy, I really didn't expect it to be this hoppy - it's got a very floral and bitter pine presence to it. Tad bit of a sweet malt profile to it, tad grainy and a bit of a dill profile to it. Pretty aggressive for a blonde-style beer. 

Taste: I'm not sure if I'm drinking an IPA or a Blonde Ale here because this is quite aggressive on the hops, which to some like me.. I love hops but this should be much more of a crisp, crushable and grassy beer. There's a bit of a gritty grain presence to it, a hint of bubble gum, moderate amount of straw.

Overall Thoughts: My tasting notes 100% describe what I think. Would I drink this again? Hell yes! I love hops and it's not as raw tasting as many non-alcoholic beers I've had. I feel like the 355mL cans are a tad small for me, I'd prefer a 473mL serving.

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