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Dirty Blonde Ale - Atwater Brewery

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Dirty Blonde AleDirty Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

283 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.03%
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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buddyvelt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +21%

12-05-2012 06:12:45 | More by buddyvelt
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blmar311

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -3.2%

11-22-2012 19:15:00 | More by blmar311
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Hobby

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-09-2012 14:41:49 | More by Hobby
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CSFerrier

Kansas

4/5  rDev +29%

11-07-2012 00:45:14 | More by CSFerrier
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Trying the Dirty Blonde...that's how I like my blondes!!! Anyway...the beer pours a cloudy yellow with thin white head that is not lacing. The smell includes orange zest and floralness. The taste carries much the same as the smell but has a nice wheat base to it. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall it isnt a bad beer.

Serving type: can

11-03-2012 22:55:59 | More by WoodBrew
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dswion

Michigan

5/5  rDev +61.3%

10-26-2012 14:38:55 | More by dswion
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

10-22-2012 20:56:39 | More by sendbeer
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Dbbaxter


2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-19-2012 22:51:02 | More by Dbbaxter
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OMG

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-16-2012 12:20:02 | More by OMG
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MatthewBair


3/5  rDev -3.2%

10-03-2012 01:48:22 | More by MatthewBair
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Schmaltz


2.03/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I must "down-rate" this beer because it is labeled as a Belgian white, but comes across more like a nut-brown. Very sweet, caramel, roasted malt and nut flavor. I was convinced there was a bottling-line mix-up, but it has the hazy appearance of a wit, although a bit more golden-hued than straw-colored. I struggle to find the orange and coriander amidst the cloying sugariness and roasted grain flavors in this brew. If this were a nut-brown, I'd probably give it good marks.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 01:49:41 | More by Schmaltz
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troyvar

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

09-17-2012 21:58:47 | More by troyvar
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

2.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a weizen glass. Color was a slightly cloudy golden color with a 2 finger bubbly head. Head quickly started to dissapate, but switched to a thicker foam as it went. Fair amount of carbonation rose from the bottom. Didn't cling at all. Aroma was slightly grainy, but also seemed a bit sour. Flavor came across as a very watery fruity flavor. A hint of banana, but all was on the thin side. Felt overly watery in the mouth. Needed a little more chew, but was nicely carbonated. Overall not terrible, just seemed a little off.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 00:33:16 | More by mountdew1
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -35.5%

09-12-2012 14:08:54 | More by wattoclone
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-10-2012 05:23:59 | More by HumphreyLee
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tectactoe

Michigan

3/5  rDev -3.2%

09-09-2012 22:07:55 | More by tectactoe
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

09-07-2012 17:35:00 | More by mrosenfeld32
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Billolick

New York

3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce can, without freshness/canning date info.

The poor is hazed medium tangerine, fine bubble off white head, leaves some fine lacing on the glass.

Sniff reveals just some faint wheat malts, and a very faint fruitiness.

Slight drying in the finish. Forgettable little brew, would be decent on a very hot summer day with a light lunch. Besides that situation not much chance I would go for this one again

Serving type: can

09-03-2012 22:42:42 | More by Billolick
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Dyerseve

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

09-01-2012 20:41:23 | More by Dyerseve
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +21%

08-23-2012 05:31:17 | More by TonyTalon
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jbierling

Michigan

3/5  rDev -3.2%

08-23-2012 00:57:39 | More by jbierling
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Aklein111


4.75/5  rDev +53.2%

08-16-2012 18:05:17 | More by Aklein111
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

08-15-2012 10:31:22 | More by grannaniwa
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mzeld

Michigan

4/5  rDev +29%

08-13-2012 01:42:54 | More by mzeld
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

CAN you believe it?!? Once again, I feel CANpelled to open my review with a disclaimer. Yes, the serving type really was a CAN, again courtesy of Friday's visit to Pinocchio's. It would be extremely poor form to attribute a non-CANned beer to The CANQuest (TM) and I have never knowingly done so.

From the CAN: "Beer is good."; "Enjoy Everyday!"

Oooh, so you're a Dirty Blonde, eh, baby? Just remember, it's only kinky the first time. After that, it's de rigeur. Plus, who is to decide what is "dirty" and what is not? Huh, the "Dirty Blonde" distinction refers to your natural hair color? Well, why didn't anybody tell me until now? Just as Emily Litella often said, "Never mind."

The Crack revealed another brimful CAN and the excitement led to an inverted Glug, it turn leading to a fizzy finger of bone-white head that quickly reduced to wisps. Color was a hazy lemon-yellow. Nose smelled more like a Wit (note from the CAN: "Ale Brewed with Orange Peel and Coriander."), thanks to the adjuncts. I definitely caught the orange peel initially, followed by the inherent spiciness of the coriander on the nose. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was much more like a Wit than an APWA. I would submit a correction, but the BFG program has been disestablished, so apparently the program will somehow pick up this discrepancy at some point. In the meantime, I will CANsider it as an APWA. It had a nice orange citrusiness on the tongue, followed by the peppery spiciness of the coriander. Finish was quite dry, very nice for summer. I'd take a Dirty Blonde to the beach with me.

Serving type: can

08-05-2012 20:48:44 | More by woodychandler
Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.