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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster - Motor City Brewing Works

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.34%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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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4/5  rDev +18.3%

beornagain, Nov 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

pisano, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

thehyperduck, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

xungmound98, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

moshea, Oct 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

ThatsStout, Oct 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

FlyingHellfish, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

indus_bird, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Subliminal64, Sep 26, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -3%

DPCJR, Sep 25, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -32.5%

callit, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

JamesBeerFiend, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

ryand14, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

SaltofOH, Aug 23, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +24.3%

KatieS, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Gemini6, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

AlMarzo, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

n2492004, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

MaxPowers, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

jmrybak, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Oakenator, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

_morandi_, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Rakit, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance from the bottle is a very dark amber , with a white biscuity head

Smell - not getting much hops , smells like bread crust , biscuits, a hint of sweetness after it warmed in my snifter, first poured smell was nonexistent and cold had more of a yeast smell.

Taste. Not sure what to expect from this style to be honest. it has A slight taste of that from a Bock ,but more biscuit and more of bread type flavor profile Some earthiness flavor similar to a fresh uncooked mushroom. Something going on in the finish like a soap and slight pepper bite from the yeast?

Mouth feel , thin light , refreshing, but that soap flavor in the end sticks around to long for my liking

Overall not bad, I received it for free and have seen it on shelves recently and have been wanting to try it for some time. After tasting it now I would recommend trying it once, I would not buy this though after this review. Something about that flavor on the end of the taste just is not to my liking, It reminds me of drinking Malt Licky sort of ?

Dr_Bahmbay13, Jul 06, 2014
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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster from Motor City Brewing Works
78 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.