Trashy Blonde - BrewDog
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2.3/5 rDev -35%
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.
09-15-2010 15:37:54 | More by kojevergas
2.7/5 rDev -23.7%
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.
05-25-2010 07:49:42 | More by juju7
2.73/5 rDev -22.9%
A: Deep golden. Big white head, creamy foam, last long, leaves huge amounts of lacings.
S: Hops, bitter fruits, flowers. The bitternes is quite sticky for my nose.
T:Very bitter, flowers, grape, lime peel, peppery. While having the beer in the mouth it almost "attacks" the tongue. Aftertaste is a looong bitter feeling. Destroys your taste bud.
O: Good but you will have the bitternes for a long time and will destroy your tasting experience for the evening.
07-27-2010 12:19:35 | More by Mjoepp
United Kingdom (England)
2.8/5 rDev -20.9%
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.
06-02-2011 14:53:24 | More by Rossi
2.98/5 rDev -15.8%
I had this beer on a warm May evening, I thought something light would be enjoyable. The beer isn't bad, but it did seem a little flawed and didn't really live up to it's potential. It's a yellow-blonde color with a creamy white head. The smell first presents a solid hop flavor (ooo...American style), but very quickly the aroma of cooked vegetables (corn) comes forward. DMS wasn't front and center, but it was there enough to be really distracting. The flavor was of pale malt with a firm hop bitterness and lots of herbal and citrus hop flavor. Firm mouthfeel for the style. Reasonable, but the vegetable quality really took this one down a few notches.
05-09-2009 17:34:04 | More by Suds
3/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
05-16-2011 17:51:45 | More by Phyl21ca
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.18/5 rDev -10.2%
I'm unsure about my categorisations here: it describes itself as a pale ale and a blonde on the bottle and online respectively; the beer is not presently available according to the website although I bought a bottle at the supermarket which does not expire for a further seven months; at some point Brew Dog brewed a 4% abv beer called Peroxide Punk which it described as a trashy blonde!
Anyway it is a blonde colour, slightly darker than euro pale straw. So far so tedious but the limited head does suggest a pleasant creaminess.
The nose? Not much to be honest. A hint of lemon, some dried fruit, but nothing bold here. I don't like the feel. It is rather flat, like a pale imitation of a cask ale from a bottle. The taste is pretty good though: a very clean hoppiness not masked by cloying sweetness or understated as with so many pales. This is followed by a creaminess reminisicent of a light cask ale. A citric (with an accent on lemon) flavour lingers on the tongue.
02-06-2009 22:08:07 | More by charlatan
3.2/5 rDev -9.6%
I must admit im a big fan of this breweries labels and spiels on the labels and their innovations to try new things as i do like trying new beers thats for sure anyways the beer pours a pale amber hue with average carbonation that leaves a fast vanishing one finger head with sporadic lacing,the aroma is lots of hops mainly with a passionfruit hint to them,i must admit i thought the taste would be alot more complex after the smell but unfortunately i was wrong it has a pretty straightforward thin mouthfeel with a light subtle passionfruit hoppy taste that finishes very smooth but to be honest abit too smooth for my liking and i dont get too much malt taste at all just a thin hoppy taste i think if this beer was better balanced out i would like it more and have seen better examples of the style but in saying that its easy enough to drink just wouldnt hunt it down.
09-11-2009 13:34:40 | More by ADZA
3.2/5 rDev -9.6%
Big diacetyl aroma with notes of passionfruit hop. There really shouldn't be this diacetyl.
Hazy, pale gold colour with a small, short lasting white head.
Like the aroma I get plenty of soft malts with a hit of passionfruit. The diacetyl is toned down but still present. Nice solid but understated bitterness. It is decent but the diacetyl is an obvious fault.
Medium-low boy with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing.
It's a decent drop but it has a serious technical flaw which lowers its score. The diacetyl is too high in the aroma and flavour (even though it tastes okay). Easy enough to drink with a nice low ABV.
03-18-2010 07:56:44 | More by dgilks
Trashy Blonde from BrewDog
81 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.