La Rubia is an American Blonde Ale that’s brewed by Wynwood Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a pilsner glass from a 12 oz. bottle.
Packaging art for the La Rubia by Wynwood Brewing Company
What You Need to Know
La Rubia is one of the best-selling craft beers in its home market of Miami. It’s also picking up steam where it’s been recently introduced in the northeast. But what you should really know is that La Rubia is a light and approachable ale.
The Blonde pours a mostly-clear marigold hue and is topped by a finger-thick cap of frothy white foam that shows modest retention. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue.
The aroma is bright with a scent of honey, floral hops, and bready malt.
The palate is led by a taste of bready malty that crests to a modest bite of floral and peppery hops, mixed with a light citrus. The tasting then mellows with a sweet note of caramel.
Label art for the La Rubia by Wynwood Brewing Company
The feel has a soft draw and is relatively smooth throughout. Finishes somewhat dry with a rounded finish. Its feel is medium-light with a shade under moderate carbonation. Its bitterness and astringency are modest.
La Rubia has an adequate presentation and its aroma is strong and pleasant. The feel is a light enough but could use a little more carbonation. The palate is simple, agreeable, but not particularly wowing.
For the most part, La Rubia’s attributes meet the expectations of the style making this a solid but unremarkable brew. But if you’re in the mood for something light or looking for a brew that will appeal to most tastes, this may be an option. Regardless, you can expect La Rubia to be an easy-drinking sessionable blonde.
Wynwood Brewing recommends the following food pairings with their La Rubia blonde ale: seafood, salad and light chicken dishes.
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