Dirty Blonde Ale - Atwater Brewery
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2.16/5 rDev -30.8%
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
3.45/5 rDev +10.6%
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
3.34/5 rDev +7.1%
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
Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.