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Trashy Blonde - BrewDog

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: charlatan on 02-06-2009

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Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 66
Reviews by Shadman:
Photo of Shadman
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks good. Maybe a shade lighter than some EPA's. More of a dull straw yellow. Slightly hazy, great head and lacing

Some malt sweetness, mostly heavy pine like hoppiness.

Taste is similar...who wudda thunk it? lol Thin plae malts that are totally bushwhacked by this wave of grapefruit peel and pine resin. The resin clings to the back of the tongue like a barnicle.

Not as light as I thought it might be given the lower ABV. Has a certain slickness to it.

Worth a try. More like an American version to me. Pricey stuff though..

More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2011. Features a cool purple label with the usual Brewdog blurb.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A hazy pale gold colour with light carbonation and indications of live yeast. Produces a huge head of white foam with remarkable stability; this eventually reduces to a thin surface layer. Lovely aroma; light malt with floral hops and notes of citrus and yeast.

The taste is nicely balanced between malt and hoppy bitterness - a well judged flavour. Slightly sweet, with plenty of floral and citrus notes from the hops. Mouthfeel is pleasingly smooth and tingly with a mildly astringent finish. Aftertaste of aromatic hoppy notes.

A very nice beer, and easy to drink. I was worried that it might be too weak or lacking in flavour compared to their other brews, but it achieves an excellent balance. Light and refreshing - well worth trying if you come across it.

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fantastic liner notes, errr, label ramblings - I'm sure my gf would love these sensibilities...

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw hue, with two fingers of rocky, chunky off-white head, which leaves some spattered, random lace around the glass.

It smells of crisp white cracker grain, and lemony Saaz hops. The taste pretty consistent with the bready malt, a bit more lemon rind, and zingy grassy hops.

The bubbles are moderate, if a bit preachy at times, the body a fairly light medium weight, and it finishes quite dry, the hops holding sway, though now tempered in their Bohemian qualities.

A very Continental version of an English Pale Ale, the hops betraying the actual style. A nice sessioner, I would imagine downing a few of these to be a good start to the night.

Photo of Mar02x
4.32/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A hazy golden fluid, a nice pleasant color to watch. Op top floats a white head that turn to fluffy slowly.

S - Pine, fresh cut grass and citrus!! If this is a blond, it smell definitely like an IPA.

T - Not to sweet upfront, more dry tasting than expected. I would say this is a blond in taste, very surprising. A tasteful body, fresh and slightly piny.

M - A real bitter aftertaste that follows after the medium carbonation has died. I mis a creamy slight sticky touch, which I do tend to like in a beer.

O - I like this blond, or should I call this a failed IPA?? What does it matter, it tastes good.

Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fun mild. Obtained from the brewery itself. Pours blond with nice foamy white head. The aroma, I agree, was buttery. The taste contained a good hoppiness,and some fruitiness a bit below average mouthfeel. But very drinkable. A tad acidic in aftertaste. Nice one.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden pour with a small head.
Fresh, crisp, hoppy aroma of passionfruit, grapefruit and lychee with sweet caramel malt and honey in the background.
Flavours are similar in the way of fruit and a strong sweet malty hit, but the a solid bitterness comes out of left field and blows you away. Powerful stuff.
Light carbonation (could have done with more for a more refreshing finish) and body.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both nice. The aroma is all tropical fruit and bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's some peppery spice flavor too. There's also a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with good carbonation. Drinkability is decent, too. Not a bad brew overall.

Photo of AEK
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml poured from a brown bottle into a standard English pint pot.

A. A clear, sunny gold coloured beer topped by a finger thick white bubbly head.

S. Pungently hoppy. Hard to detect anything else apart from a slight sourness.

T. Quite a strong hop blast, some citrus notes and a dryish, long bitter finish.

M. Medium bodied.

D. Not a fan. Not enough complexity for my liking. Can Brewdog brew anything that doesn't smell and taste like their other beers?

Photo of tendermorsel
4.65/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on cask at the Horniman's pub in London.

This was a great cask beer. Quite hoppy. Heavy on the American hop varieties. Very floral hops. Foamy fluffy head. Quite easy drinking.

This was a very refreshing beer. I great lighter offering from Brewdog. I could drink this all day.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet cereal notes is quite refreshing. Taste is not very complex with light semi-sweet cereal notes with a light dry finish. Body is slightly fuller then average with good carbonation. Refreshing and easily drinkable with limited complexity.

Photo of Rossi
2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer has quite a neutral taste, clean and clear. It's one of the more quaff-able Brewdog beers as it has a forgiving after taste and it reminds me of a good home brewed number. That said it is distinctly average across the board, the clean and clear taste ultimately lacks complexity and at the cost price it should offer more than just a slightly clearer generic taste. It also has a metallic taste which is not as strong as some other beers in their range, but it may put off some drinkers. I would say it is clinical in it's taste.

Photo of RuudJH
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've liked several beers from brewdog and i'm looking forward to this as well.

Great looking beer, quite dark, almost amber. Clear with great carbonation, good fluffy head. Smell is less dominant than expected: it's a bit of herbs, grass and some sort of red berries. Taste is not that sweet like it's suggested on the label.
It's light and crisp.

Very balanced with the malts are bitterness and fruityness from hops. Very pleasant.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Second beer of my BrewDog evening, 330ml bottle, best before 15 Jan 2010, drank 26 Nov 2009, poured into my huge 'Judas' glass.

Looked OK, dull golden orange with a white foaming head that turned thin very quickly, good lacing on the glass though, so not too damning.

Aroma of orange peel and hops, nothing overly strong otherwise.

Refreshing and fairly well hopped, dry more than sweet with a hidden depth of maltiness.

I enjoyed this beer, not sure I'd want loads of it, but what I had was good.

Photo of patre_tim
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly cloudy copper with moderate carbonation of small and large bubbles. A finger of yellow tinged frothy head.


S: Hard water, iron, slight pomelo skin, pear, little orange, a little foot smell but all these really light, think like you’re using a nose microscope.


T: Really light, hard water, little fruitiness like mentioned above but subtle and subdued. Light crisp bitterness.


M: Light, crisp and dry.


O: My first traditional ale by Brewdog. Really well done, yet surprising from such a radical company. Got in Thailand, drank in Kunming Jan 18th, 2015.

Photo of Sigmund
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, bought at ICA Middelthon. ABV is 4.1%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate hoppy aroma, notes of new-mown grass, a hint of honey. Soft mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. The flavour is distinctly hoppy throughout, with a resinous bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Can't detect the "passion fruit" though. OK beer.

Photo of rarbring
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear light amber beer, a nearly white head, lot's of lacing.

A complex smell, sweet raisins, grape and sour milk, cheese, yeast and a bit of old closed closet.

The taste has much, maltiness, biscuits, some sour lemons and bitterness in abundance.

Rather high carbonation, a very dry feeling.

A good bitter beer, to enjoy slowly.

Photo of Beate
2.62/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not to my taste, i must admit.

Photo of mdagnew
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a light golden colour. White head poured quite loose and frothy then faded to light covering... some light carbonation bubbles drift slowly to the surface... light lacing...

Aroma - Some juicy tart fruits with maybe some tropical hints (peaches, lemons and limes, pears,), quite grassy, floral honey, light sweet grainy malts, pine, talcum powder traces, herbal, peppery hops...

Taste... decent peppery hop bitterness, quite floral, metallic hints, light sweet biscuit malts, mouth watering fruits (lemons, apples, limes), some saltiness, faint floral honey sweetness...

M&D - Fairly sharp and dry... light bodied... pretty quaffable at 4.1% but a little dull...

Overall - A decent enough English pale ale... nothing groundbreaking but worth a try...

Photo of juju7
2.71/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There are definitely a few chinks in the BrewDog armour and this is one of them. A totally underwhelming pale ale. Surprisingl, given that this is BrewDog, evrything about this beer is quite weak. The nose is faint tropical fruits with a strong hint diacetyl sadly. The flavours are also a bit muddled with nothing really making a statement. This leaves nothing but bitterness in the mouth and disappointment in my soul.

Photo of patra7
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, gold color. Fairly thin white head (1/2 inch) that doesn’t last too long but persists as a thin film and leaves some minor lacing.

Smell: Fruitiness it is! Hints of caramel in an otherwise grassy, hoppy beer.

Taste: Again the fruity, citrussy character is pronounced. Slightly sweetish (with a rough edge) at first but bitter at the end.

Mouthfeel: I usually don’t care much for label descriptions but the word “titillating” immediately came to mind once I had the first sip in my mouth. This is exactly the sensation I got at the front, middle part of my tongue. Otherwise, it’s light bodied (but the aromas kind of make you not notice) and not too fizzy.

Overall: Nice aromas, very drinkable, light enough to consume under various circumstances.

Photo of Svingjo
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Right away you notice the slightly opaque golden hue and large bubbles that give way to tiny pearls and dime size head that dissipates fairly quickly. The nose has a grassy citrus smell that accents a light floral hoppiness, but don't worry the hops are just hiding. A lot of those flavours come through on the taste, with the hops really starting to present themselves. The feel in your mouth starts off light at first but those hops start to stick around coating the sides and back of your tongue. Overall, I enjoyed this beer. At 4.1% alcohol this is a nice flavourful balanced "light" beer that isn't light on taste. Recommended for those that are looking for a lower alcohol beer that's different from the norm.

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a hazy yellow color with a white head. Sweet malt on the nose with some bread and biscuit aromas. A light hoppiness, mostly citrus peel and floral aromas. The flavor has a moderate sweetness, mostly bready malt. It's lightly bitter with some floral and grassy hop flavors. Just a hint of citrus peel, too.

Photo of Long813
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dated:
From: Premier Wine & Spirits

A: Clear golden body boasting three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is poor and leaves good lacing.

S: Loads of bready malts, citrus fruits and hops. Smells more like an American IPA.

T: Malt base with a fair amount of citrus and pine. Quite hoppy

M: Light bodied and high carbonation. Water like texture and leaves a bitter finish.

D: Great beer and I'm very impressed at the flavours produced with such a low ABV. First low alcohol beer I really enjoy.

Photo of hotzenklotz
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Pale yellow color with white head.

S: Strong hop characteristics.Great smell!!!

T: Strong bitterness and high carbonation overwhelm most of the malt notes. Hardly any hop aroma apart from the strong bitterness, although there seems to be some citrus character. I couldn't detect any particular malt flavours.

M: A little too much carbonation for me, but good finish.

D: Overall an OK beer although the flavour is a little to bitter for hence eliminating all the more subtle flavours. I still love the over-the-top attitude of Brewdog.

Photo of kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured from a bottle into an English style (real) pint glass, in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Three finger head retains well and moderately thick. A pale yellow-gold colour that looks a bit bland. Fairly clear: you can almost see through it. Not quite inviting, but not a turn-off.

Smell: A biscuity scent, not quite pine but with a reserved freshness. It's a clean scent, but I'm already concerned about the balance of flavor.

Taste: Bland notes of weak flavours, none of which dominate the beer, followed by a bitter finish akin to an IPA. It's a clean finish, and not to my tastes, but it suits the beer. I'm not left wanting another sip, but the wetness isn't necessarily refreshing. Overall it's built without much character; a bit boring.

Mouthfeel: Chewy but coarse, a body without too much weight but also without character. Too much carbonation.

I wouldn't buy it again, but fans of IPAs may enjoy what is has to offer if their expectations aren't too high.

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Trashy Blonde from BrewDog
80 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.