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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster - Motor City Brewing Works

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57 Reviews
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Reviews: 57
Hads: 169
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: Sixpack595 on 02-22-2003

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Reviews: 57 | Hads: 169
Photo of beergeek279
4.17/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. The color is copper, with a bit of white head. The smell is a nice caramelish maltiness. The taste is very nicely caramel sweet, with a bitterness in the aftertaste (though not a lot of hop flavor, per se). Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, this is an awesome sessioner, and one that would be awesome to just sit back and enjoy for an afternoon.

Thanks to trbeer for the beer. My brother and I figured that the Great Lakes Invitational championship game (U of M vs. MSU) was the perfect chance to crack this one open, and we were right. Ironically, I have this one in the Levitation glass, and though it's not quite up to the Levitation standards, it's definitely a very solid session drinker, with a nice malt character (I love caramel malt!) and just the right touch of hops, and this is one I'd be glad to have again!! (881 characters)

Photo of proc
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fellow Michigander/Michiganian, trbeer (Tim) mentioned I should re-review this one and based upon how much of this I have consumed during the summer of '04, he is right....

This one pours out to a satiny brown in the glass with a decent-sized head. The aroma is that of malt and biscuits and bread dough. The taste is a treat. The hops are present, but not overwhelming and have a distinct taste. I would suppose this being due to the "galena" hops as stated on the bottle label. This hop uniqueness gives way to a maltiness that isn't sweet, but rather enhances the hop character. This beer isn't an IPA or an "big" beer. Its a fairly low alcohol beer (the brewer mentioned its around 4% at the Michigan Beer Festival), that is meant to be drank in quantity, read: session.

Overall this is a style that isn't brewed enough by American micro-brewers. While they are all out there trying to top each other with big beers, this simple gem from Detroit's Cass Corridor area reminds one of why its fun to drink beer.


Original Review 4-26-02: A mild pale ale. Refreshing. You could put down quite a few of these during a session. A rather light Pale, but still heavier than a Bass Ale. I'd drink this again. (1,213 characters)

Photo of cokes
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Open this beer, and you can hear the collective groan of every single malt liquor marketer as they try to rationalize how the absolute perfect name fell through their hands and in to the lap -of all things - an English-styled Mild Ale.

It pours amber, glinting slightly more orange. Mildly smogged. The head is compact- merely a skim of beige - but it endures the duration.
Nose of lemongrass, toffee, pears, and red grapes.
Begins full of a sweet graininess that touches upon caramel before fleeting to sharper fruit tones. Apple is suggested, red and slightly tart. Grape again, then pear. All carrying notions of underripe acidity. Mellows towards the middle with a trace of caramelized brown-sugar. Woody near the close, traced especially with oak and maple. Fruitiness lingers throughout and conjoins the muscular lemon-oil hop bitters.
Light bodied, firm in feel and structure. This has a good deal of sharpness, and is far more abrupt than most of its UK counterparts, with much more emphasis on the citric colors of hops. But this simply oozes substance and depth.
A great beer regardless of its misnomer. (1,124 characters)

Photo of zodiacv1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer was my beer of choice for the three years that I lived in the Cass corrider of Detroit. The Microbrew only being two blocks away made it easy to acquire and with a name like ghettoblaster it is hard to pass it up. The beer pours a dark with little head. The smells are subtle with a clean taste. While this is not an award winning beer it goes down very easy and does not take long to polish of a couple of pitchers with your freinds. (444 characters)

Photo of ken3c
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Even dark brown color with small head that gets smaller. The small head stayed throughout the beer and created a nice lacing. Not much smell.

The taste was quite good with a medium coffee flavor with some spices. I think I detected clove and anise. The aftertaste diminished quickly but settled into a very subtle sense of spicyness.

Mouthfeel was smooth and a little creamy.

This beer was very drinkable. I would definately have another. In fact, I did. (464 characters)

Photo of Sixpack595
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I wasn't expecting much of this beer, but I was really surprised. Its quite a tasty brew. Slightly hoppy and toasty aroma and tawny brown in color. Taste has a toasty malt backbone with just a bit flavor hops peeking through. Mouthfeel is appropriate to the style. Solid beer that won't overpower or bore. (305 characters)

Photo of stoutman
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy copper color out of the bottle with a thin head and a vaguely toasty, mostly dusty nose. The flavor is all malt with only faint hints of any hop bitterness in the finish. I get the overwhelming sense of raw grain. Very simple beer, awesome name, better effort than most macros... (302 characters)

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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster from Motor City Brewing Works
80 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.