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Dirty Blonde Ale - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: montageman on 05-31-2008

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the can in a pint glass. This blonde ale pours a lightly murky blonde with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly to a light ring and little lacing. Nose of lemon zest, orange zest, wheat, and light sweet bread. Flavors follow the nose rather simply with lemon zest and orange appearing to the back followed by a light coriander bite, a mellow wheat flavor is also present on all sides. Drinkable standard American Pale Wheat. Perhaps a step up from Blue Moon as a decent session ale after a nice day of mowing the lawn. All in all, nice without being overbearing on the citrus flavors with a smooth flowing mouth feel and light carbonation. Solid ale.

Photo of Brewstradamus
2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of idrinkbeer13
3.72/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this and didn't think I would. Smells like cheap beer, but is smooth going down. Mellow flavor, this would be a great beer for newbies. Not the best I've had, but not a bad choice if you want something lighter.

Photo of JoelG21
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squirrelsheriff
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of n2492004
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jrs3994243
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.22/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jame515
3.29/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 9/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, spice, and earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, spice, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very solid spiced pale wheat ale style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, spice, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

Photo of Vogie
2.06/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not much going for this brew. Extremely watered down, unbalanced, and low on flavor. I would rather drink a Pabst or Schlitz.

Photo of Jtcolella
2.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not that measure or taste

Photo of B-Land
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of psmith161
3.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ZachDow7
3.04/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Chrismulk22
1.84/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of QuentinCall
2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of socon67
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ZEB89
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BryanA
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.