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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster - Motor City Brewing Works

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.34%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Motor City Brewing Works visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpack595 on 02-22-2003)
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12 oz. bottle picked up as a single in Mackinaw City; there is some sort of code or date stamped on the bottle, but it is sort of illegible (bottled in Feb 2014 is my best guess). Served slightly chilled.

Pours a cloudy copper-orange colour, topped with one finger of loose, off-white froth that quickly fades away. A bubbly collar and film are the only remnants. The aroma is mild and malty; caramel, brown sugar, toasted nuts, roasted grains and biscuity sweetness come through nicely, with a slightly fruity, earthy ale yeast vibe.

Very straightforward, approachable flavour. Toffee, bready malts and some nutty, toasted notes are the first things I pick out, followed by a light hint of plummy fruitiness. Mildly roasty toward the finish, with an earthy, very slight bitterness that sews things up nicely. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation that gives this brew a somewhat crisp, lively mouthfeel for the style. Very easy to drink, and its balanced nature should make this one a relative crowd-pleaser, as far as English-style session ales go.

Final Grade: 3.43, a B-. Ghettoblaster is a passable English-style dark ale, but I'll add an asterisk to that because I have a feeling this bottle is getting a little old. This is the sort of beer that both craft beer fans and those who have never tried anything fancier than Guinness Draught should be able to enjoy, or at least tolerate. I will need to try this on tap some time to see if that adjusts my perspective at all, but for now I'd say this one is worth a look.

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Appearance: No "smoke" on opening. Brown. Cloudy. 1/8" off-white head, fades quickly. Proper for style, but sediment cloudiness is not appropriate. Maybe my fault for disturbing sediment on the pour.

Aroma: Funky, malty, sour, yeasty, "dirty" smell. Needs to warm up. Sour milk. After it warms: slightly sweet, slightly roasty, malty, slightly sour.

Taste: Clean, slightly tart. Little flavor; needs to warm up. Improves as it warms. Slightly sour, ever so slightly roasty, bitter, earthy finish. Clean finish. Is this biscuity?

Mouthfeel: Highly effervescent. Light.

Overall: Don't bother with this until it's almost room temperature. nice, but I have had other English Ales I would buy first.

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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster from Motor City Brewing Works
78 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.