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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster - Motor City Brewing Works

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78
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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.64%
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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1/5  rDev -70.4%

marlow, Dec 22, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

HisBoyElroy, Apr 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Kkbrowhatever, Feb 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

ThatsStout, Oct 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Scout11, Dec 06, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

HardyA, Apr 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

MacStinson, Apr 05, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -32.5%

callit, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of epiinephriine
2.33/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

As I find most beers from MCB this one is just as disappointing.

The color was a dull brown, there was little to no carbonation and no head to speak of what so ever.

The flavor definitely left more to be desired. The only taste I got from this beer was a sweet sensation. It reminded me a bit of Goose Island's Nut Brown: it looked like the Nut Brown, it smelled like the Nut Brown, and it had the same sweet flavors as the Nut Brown. it has everything but all of what is good about the Nut Brown (aka other flavors besides sweetness).

This beer is also overly mild even for "mild ale" At best I find it to be kind of lame.

epiinephriine, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of BMMillsy
2.36/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

On draft at the Michigan Brewers' Guild in Ypsi. This pours amber into my little plastic cup. Does not smell like much, maybe a slight malt in the nose--this is certainly mild. Where is the flavor?? I know this is a "mild ale", but there's just nothing here. Tastes like watered down pilsner malts, really no hop influence, and little to no sweetness. The finish is rather dry and boring, and I'm not really sure what I'm drinking here. Not offensive in any way, mainly because there's nothing here.

BMMillsy, Jul 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

fcdepalm, Dec 28, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

FlyingHellfish, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of walleye
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

from the bottle. was a little surprised by the color of this I thought it was going to be a golden color.poured a light mahogany with a light tan head.aroma browm sugar, malts, dark fruits, sweet. flavor,the flavors did not come close to the aroma, everything was on the weak side, got malts, some hops, sugar. to bad the flavor did not live up to the aroma. it was a easy drinking beer.

walleye, Apr 27, 2006
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

sames6840, Apr 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

starshockey9, May 22, 2014
Photo of Sammy
2.53/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown with slight head, faint aroma, very watery as their lineup tended to be this night. Understated carbonation. Drinkable and a session ale. Taste is mostly in the malt profile, with chocolate malt and caramel. Could have been a cask ale in a blind tasting. Nothing exceptional.

Sammy, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of Derek
2.55/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I sampled this at the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Fest.

A: Amber-brown, fluffy off-white head, great retention and lace. Amazing for its weight.

S: Grainy and acidic.

T: Very grainy, fairly dry. No hop flavour (as the style dictates).

M: Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation.

D: Not what I'm looking for in a session brew.

Derek, Aug 13, 2006
Photo of burnheartsMKE
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to my buddy Eric for sending this along from MI (thankfully it was in a care-package that included some priceless Jolly Pumpkin & Shorts). He even insisted that he just "threw this in, it's not very good".

I can only imagine that the Motor City Brew Co. named this beer Ghettoblaster because it's just that; gimcky, loud, tacky and not good at all - unless you are already drunk... then it's just there to keep the party going.

Bland tang as the boring malts try with all their might to keep this thing drinkable.

Sorry guys, next time I enjoy a "ghettoblaster", it better be blasting Too $hort's - Life is too short.

burnheartsMKE, Jan 06, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

dcbeers, Jan 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

sblanton83, Mar 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

brez8791, Jun 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

DougAppleby, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of DrJay
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A quick inspection of the bottle reveals a location for a best before date stamp, but no date stamped anywhere. The beer is a clear copper and poured with a thin wisp of fine, off-white bubbles that formed a bit of a collar. Fairly sticky lacing, just not a lot of it. The meager head did linger though. The aroma was mild, some earthy malt, hint of fruit, light hopping, perhaps some chocolate far in the background. As it warmed, there were light notes of toast and nuts. Light bitterness, malt seemed a bit thin right from the start. Some sweetness, caramel mostly, and mild hop flavour, but still quite mild overall. A little buttery. Lingering dark malt bite without the fullness of flavour expected from these grains. Carbonation was on the low side, fine for the style, but the body felt watery rather than just light. A bit dry. Inoffensive, but not a great example of the style and not a beer that I'd look for again. I'd still try it if found on tap though, just to see how it is under different serving conditions.

DrJay, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of CHickman
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear amber in color with bubbles racing up the brew to a big 2 finger foamy off white head that faded quickly and looked like soap after a bubble bath with a foamy layer on top, leaving decent lacing as it went down.

Smells very malty and grainy, with light caramel, husk, grass, light citrus hops, crackers and herbs or earthy tones; the aroma was sweet and like a summer afternoon after mowing the lawn - a very timid nose overall.

Tastes like sweet malt, roasted grains, light caramel, light citrus hops, cardboard or wet bread, grass, biscuit, fruit and/or honey, and some funky yeast. This flavor would make for a great session beer if this wasn't so unbalanced, malty and boring.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp with mild carbonation, a very light body and a slightly bitter finish that is clean.

A light overall feel, this beer is easy to pound, just not very tasty. It was just too blah to me, so I would skip it in a bar, but I will pound the rest of the 6 pack in one sitting.

CHickman, Oct 22, 2011
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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster from Motor City Brewing Works
78 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.