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Dirty Blonde Ale - Atwater Brewery

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Dirty Blonde AleDirty Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

321 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | 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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3/5  rDev -4.2%

lupercmda, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of koes0024
3/5  rDev -4.2%

koes0024, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
2.71/5  rDev -13.4%

This is dated from October 2012, enjoyed—well, opened—at the end of 2012.

It pours a hazy golden color with no foam. I get a estery, yeasty aroma—but an old yeasty aroma, not something fresh. For a beer that’s only a few months out I wouldn’t expect that.

The flavor has a refreshing crispness to it. I get more life from the flavor than the aroma—there’s some coriander and orange peel, with a more pronounced yeasty ester profile. However it drops off with a flat finish and an unwelcome malty corn sweetness. Not one I’d have again.

elNopalero, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of BlissJunkie
4/5  rDev +27.8%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of schmityl
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

schmityl, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Rostie
4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

Rostie, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Trent
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Trent, Dec 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

cliff1066, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

andruke, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Rickstar
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Rickstar, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

harrylee773, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of dasunder
3/5  rDev -4.2%

dasunder, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of buddyvelt
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

buddyvelt, Dec 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

blmar311, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Hobby
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Hobby, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of CSFerrier
4/5  rDev +27.8%

CSFerrier, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.55/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

WoodBrew, Nov 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +59.7%

dswion, Oct 26, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -60.1%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Dbbaxter, Oct 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

OMG, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

MatthewBair, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Schmaltz
2.03/5  rDev -35.1%

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.

Schmaltz, Oct 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

troyvar, Sep 17, 2012
Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.