1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dirty Blonde Ale - Atwater Brewery

Not Rated.
Dirty Blonde AleDirty Blonde Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
73
okay

326 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 326
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 326 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of W0rter
2.23/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Lacks any kind of a kick. No head retention. If you don't aggressively pour this beer it has no head to start with. If you pour aggressively the weak bubbly head won't last two sips. Seems to taste better while cold. if you drink it slowly it'll lack any flavor at the end. Nice color but very weak carbonation. Not my cup of tea. I'm by no means a hop head as summer brews, helles, kolsch and Belgian Saison are my favs. I thought I liked Pale Wheat Ales but this one is telling me I don't.

W0rter, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Kempski
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of greggy1972
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

greggy1972, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Damian74Shensky, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of rkf1976
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

rkf1976, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of cottington
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

cottington, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Janeinma, May 28, 2013
Photo of mcewesr
3/5  rDev -4.2%

mcewesr, May 24, 2013
Photo of leftstagebrew
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

leftstagebrew, May 16, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.94/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slightly hazed body, eggshell white head forms a cloudy three fingers worth with fine even lacing. Aroma has a nice sharp wheat and citrus combo with very mild spice additions, limited coriander which is usually a good thing for my palate. Flavor wise there's some biscuit bread dough layers with a very chalky yeast in the finish, slight hint of citrus peel and coriander with a relatively lackluster overall flavor. Carbonation is light, not much on the palate as far as textures go but still not a horrible beer, under 4.5% it's light and refreshing and keeps you wanting to experience the next sip. It has a trademark Atwater characteristic it misses the mark on the style and ends in a generic watered down version of a witbier, I appreciate it for what it is but can't really look at this as a beer I want to keep buying.

WVbeergeek, May 11, 2013
Photo of Mullinger1980
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Mullinger1980, May 11, 2013
Photo of HardyA
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

HardyA, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of nebula1999
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

nebula1999, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of spedprof
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

spedprof, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of huddyball
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

huddyball, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of troynos
4/5  rDev +27.8%

troynos, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Kevin55
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Kevin55, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of beerguy36
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

beerguy36, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of tgavrilos
4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

tgavrilos, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of LizzyLeader
5/5  rDev +59.7%

LizzyLeader, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Rons35
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of KC9LDB
4/5  rDev +27.8%

KC9LDB, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of FrankHammer
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

FrankHammer, Feb 15, 2013
Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.