1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Trashy Blonde - BrewDog

Not Rated.
Trashy BlondeTrashy Blonde

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: charlatan on 02-06-2009)
View: Beers (97) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tendermorsel
4.7/5  rDev +33.5%
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 blackdavid
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Mar02x
4.33/5  rDev +23%
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 GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of RuudJH
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
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 Long813
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
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 jazzyjeff13
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
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 nickfl
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured (pumped really) with an insanely rocky, craggy head of white foam that rests on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. Thick lace and infinite retention as is expected from a good cask ale. This is possibly a visually perfect beer.

S - Mildly sweet bread crust malt with a little musty british hop character.

T - Biscuit malt flavors up front, balanced quickly by stiff, sharp bitterness. Some lemony hop flavor in the middle that swells to a somewhat malty finish with lots of dry, bready malt and ample, asprin-like bitterness.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Very visually attractive. The aroma is nice, but mild while the flavor is intense. I can't call it balanced, though the hops are interesting and manage to remain drinkable despite the confrontational bitterness. This beer is undeniably Brewdog, and while their beers can be hit and miss, this is one that lands, at least as a cask ale, on the hit side.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy goldenrod with a rocky stiff white head that's solid after a vigorous pour, leaving big creamy sheets. Nose is sour toasty grain but plenty of citrus hops, too. Honey on granary toast malts with some mango pulp followed by grapefruit rind hops with some grassy bite. Clove finish and a long bitter (in a good way) linger. Light to medium, some chew, crisp.

English malts and American (OK, kiwi too) hops rings all the right bells for me. That's some assertive bitterness for only being 40 IBUs, making me wonder if that's Simcoe used early, especially since I catch the rest of the hop bill (Amarillo and Motueka) in the finish.

+.5 to drinkability for the very reasonable ABV.

For all their hype and experimentation, Brewdog seem to have their core bottle line (along with Punk, 77, and 5AM Saint) down cold. A winner.

Photo of bobsy
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting to try a low ABV Brewdog beer at the James Watt hosted dinner at Beerbistro.

Slightly hazy golden pour with a finger of white head that left sheets of lacing. Very nice appearance. Balanced nose, with lychee, mango, biscuit and peppery hops - very clean and pleasing. Tropical fruit remain present, but are supplanted somewhat by citrus and peppery, grassy hops. Biscuit in the middle with a shot of caramel. Surprisingly bitter in the finale... and EPA with a bite. Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

A nice beer, and very flavourful for its weight. Its pleasing to see Brewdog can actually make the drinkable stuff as well as the novelty.

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of askeladden
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of MrHyde1886
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mungus
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Julien
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of MaryCeleste
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Humorum
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Doomfag
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of PartyBear
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden blonde colour with a substantial foamy white head that has pretty good retention, and lots of carbonation.

Aroma: Lots of grass hops, much like a good German pilsener. There is a fruit aroma, with oranges and lemons, supported by creamy sweet malt base.

Taste: There is a mild earthy bitterness from the hops at the front, with hints of grassy straw. Hints of citrus come through in the middle, offering a slightly sharp lemon, back-to-back with a biscuity maltiness. The finish is bitter and lingering.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and carbonic.

Drinkability: A nice light, refreshing beer. Very drinkable, and enjoyable. The nose is very similar to a Pilesner but when you taste it you soon realise that it is a solid pale ale. Another great beer from the BrewDog stable.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Trashy Blonde from BrewDog
81 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.