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Dirty Blonde Ale - Atwater Brewery

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281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 19.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: montageman on 05-31-2008)
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Reviews by Rifugium:
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Poured a slightly cloudy light golden-yellow with a fizzy white head that didn't retain much at all. Grainy, bready aroma, lightly toasted, with hints of citrus zest. Similar taste, biscuity, grainy, a yeasty sensation, mild wheat profile, crisp citrus an a touch of spice. Pretty good blonde ale, but not really my style. Light body, and fairly drinkable for a hot summer day I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 18:44:34 | More by Rifugium
More User Reviews:
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

07-10-2014 21:46:34 | More by outoffocus
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.9%

07-09-2014 21:16:28 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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AndyGu

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

07-08-2014 23:56:52 | More by AndyGu
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-07-2014 00:36:52 | More by TheBeerDad
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

07-06-2014 20:01:03 | More by Dave_in_GR
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Thomas_McCoy


2.75/5  rDev -11%

06-26-2014 19:34:18 | More by Thomas_McCoy
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-19-2014 21:39:58 | More by Gagnonsux
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EGreen

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

06-18-2014 15:43:12 | More by EGreen
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-13-2014 17:00:33 | More by athomasPSU
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-12-2014 12:28:26 | More by astronautjones
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allengarvin

Texas

2.16/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

This is a cloud pale gold with a small head that quickly fades to film. The aroma is unpleasant... very vegetal. Ugh, flavor follows the smell, except also doughy, limpid, disgusting. Glad I only bought one of these. Probably the worst beer I've had in at least a couple years.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 02:30:00 | More by allengarvin
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-06-2014 02:18:52 | More by wrightst
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balinor

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -11%

06-06-2014 00:45:21 | More by balinor
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todesengel135

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

06-05-2014 02:57:44 | More by todesengel135
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montydesi

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -59.5%

06-02-2014 02:46:09 | More by montydesi
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

05-28-2014 18:55:46 | More by robertjskelton
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3/5  rDev -2.9%

05-22-2014 13:48:44 | More by MichiganderHB
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With a bright citrus taste and a malty rich underpinning, this dirty blonde beer lives up to its name as its hazy gold hues cast over the session with bright acidity and bready texture.

As the light and effortless ale lays on the front of the mouth, its mild candy coated sweetness is slightly of orange cream soda. From that pulls the citrus and tropical tones that seem like cream sickle, sherbet- equipped with nectarine and dried apricot.

With little wavering, its bready-sweet middle is like shortcake as the fruit sweetness piles on. The mild tangy balance from hops deliver elements of verbena, sassafras and alligator pepper to counter the lingering malt sweetness and heft.

Still, the ale resists much fade to dryness or crispness in finish, relying on the continuation of confectioners sweetness, cake-like malt texture and light aid from hops and spice. All this gives sweeter and richer impressions to side with those with a sweet tooth.

Favoring a sweeter finish, the ale appeals to fans of fruitier and sweeter ale. But its reluctance to dry in finish limits its drinkability and refreshment. Its fruity center does however make this dirty blonde an irresistible choice.

Serving type: can

05-21-2014 17:29:56 | More by BEERchitect
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.9%

05-11-2014 03:57:23 | More by smartassboiler
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ThatsStout

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -59.5%

05-11-2014 03:05:22 | More by ThatsStout
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.9%

05-09-2014 23:33:59 | More by Texasfan549
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amalburg

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

05-01-2014 22:10:45 | More by amalburg
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barczar

Kentucky

3.34/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy golden with a frothy white head.

Peaches, tangerines, wheat, and a crackery dryness form the aroma. Fairly subtle.

Flavor reveals a soft wheat backbone, somewhat water, and subtle yeast esters. There's an overwhelming peach character that at least adds something discernible.

Body is moderate to a touch light, with fairly high carbonation.

More fruit-forward than I expected. Certainly not the most complex profile, but a drinkable beer. Could use more wheat and malt character, along with some hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 20:17:44 | More by barczar
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-28-2014 05:21:50 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.