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Trashy Blonde - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
81
good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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)
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jikvig

Norway

3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Unclear, foamy light brown colour.

Some vanila (vanila icecream), cold fruitynes on the nose. Sitrus aswell.

High bitternes, hops dominating. Lemongras flavours in a nice body. It feels more like an AIPA than a blond (or EPA for that matter).

It´s not a bad beer, but to bitter for the rest of the flavours and becoming to dominant.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 21:52:29 | More by jikvig
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Mjoepp

Sweden

2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 12:19:35 | More by Mjoepp
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Sigmund

Norway

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 21:23:22 | More by Sigmund
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 02:28:59 | More by Long813
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nickfl

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: cask

06-08-2010 04:56:08 | More by nickfl
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juju7

Australia

2.7/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 07:49:42 | More by juju7
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bark

Sweden

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the new, organic version of Trashy Blonde.

The colour is gold with a tint of orange. The three finger head is compact, off-white and rather firm. The liquid is a bit hazy.

The smell is hoppy with some lemon, bitter hints, some anonymous fruits and a mild sweetness. Notes of fresh bread, but also a chemical flavour of chloride.

The taste is sweet and bread-like. Rather mild, I think. Malt dominates the flavour. Some bitterness with citric hints, some exotic fruits and a hint of flowers. The aftertaste got a slowly growing bitterness, some frowsy sweetness and a touch of grape fruits and apricots.

The carbonation is mild, the mild bubbles are fresh. The liquid is mid-smooth.

Although a little mild and that frowsy hint, it is still a highly drinkable and very British beer with a gentle American twist.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 20:01:40 | More by bark
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rarbring

Sweden

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 18:08:38 | More by rarbring
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 33 cl brown long-necked bottle with a label in purple and white writing. Looks kind of modern.

A: Slight hazy golden with an enormous white head that dissipates slowly into great lacings.

S: Floral hops, citric notes (surprisingly piney for beeing an Ale from the "Old world"). Faint malt, caramell.

T: American-styled floral hops, pine and citrus. Some bitter notes as well. Very faint malt.

M: Long aftertaste with nice bitterness. Body as well as carbonation is medium.

D: Goes down smoothly. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 20:41:53 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 02:11:33 | More by Sammy
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dgilks

Australia

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 07:56:44 | More by dgilks
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured into my hofbrau pint glass.

A- A pale golden straw body with a 4 finger creamy pillowy head from aggressive pour. Lively beading with excellent lacing.

S- Citrus and floral hops, a faint biscuity malt in the background. I can get a herby scent too, almost like a faint basil touch.

T- Floral/ citrus notes in the beginning, that slight herby note is there too. A dry finish that is crisp but soons turns watery/thin. Hop notes linger.

M- Light, spritzy refreshing, a bit thin

D- A decent hoppy ale, certainly looks the part but for me the mouthfeel and finish let it down. Certainly drinkable but not memorable.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 22:51:32 | More by seanyfo
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, almost insipid yellow colour, with steady bead feeding a modest but decent snowy head that retains at about half a cm, the sinking has left some whispers of lace around. Could be thought of as dull, but I think has a fair amount of character to it.

Nose is incredibly sweet, with a huge honey character and some bready and rice grain notes as well. Some buttery character suggests possible diacetyl, although there is vanilla as well, and together with the honey makes me think sweetness is mostly deliberate. Unfortunately it's overdone, and too sweet. Otherwise acceptable.

Taste is fairly simple, with a creamy/milky kind of character on the front which becomes a bit more rich with hints of honey and caramel on the mid. Bitterness emerges late, fairly distinctive with organic grassy notes, and some medicinal phenols late. Bitterness is not very strong, but lingers a little bit, providing some English-style hop flavours right on the back. Overall though, it's quite simple, lacking in nuance and doesn't have a great deal of complexity. Not unpleasant, but not enough where it counts.

A little bit of a tingle on the feel, mixing adequately with a fairly thick feel overall. Not bad.

An inoffensive drop, but I'm not hugely impressed. Definitely a sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 22:32:55 | More by laituegonflable
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bright yellow colour, with a fine but thin head of white foam. Lacing is tight and fine, if not voluminous. Looks pretty decent.

Some sharply crisp, but somewhat fruity notes on the nose, a little resin and pine, with some citrus and a light skunkiness that actually sits alongside the other characters in a certain harmony. Quite sharp and clean, and rather pilsner-like.

Sharp on the palate too, again, the similarities to a big fruity pilsener are clear. The characters are sharp and direct, but quite fragrantly hoppy. Very nice, clean and extremely drinkable.

A really nice and drinkable pale ale, that's just crisp and clean enough to cut through the summer sun. Went down a treat.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 08:18:42 | More by lacqueredmouse
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 08:29:10 | More by biboergosum
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endovelico

Portugal

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into stein. Served cold. Taken from notes and reviewed on 10-12-2009.

Appearance: Yellow hazy brew with sizeable white head that collapses quickly. Unperceived effervescence and showing mild head retention and lacing. Very average.

Aroma: Medium high to high strength. Very grassy, hoppy and "fresh" with notes of lemons, tropical fruits and grapefruit. The Kiwi hops aren't really coming through as much as i would have liked, instead we get Amarillo dominating the overall aroma profile.

Taste: High strength. The profile is hoppy, vegetal-like and citrusy with notes of peach, kiwi and grass. Balanced but not as complex as i would have liked. Decent.

Palate: Low carbonation, acidic, medium high to high bitterness, some astringency, medium body. I like it.

Drinkability: Enjoyable, pairs well with pasta dishes and has average price quality ratio. It is not unique or overly charismatic. Wouldn't really call it an EPA to be honest, it should read "American Pale Ale".

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 15:32:35 | More by endovelico
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 17:51:58 | More by BlackHaddock
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 09:22:59 | More by CrazyDavros
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PartyBear

United Kingdom (England)

3.93/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 18:16:18 | More by PartyBear
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LittleCreature

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 2.5
A very firm pour struggled to make any head, a few bubbly millimetres disappeared almost instantly. The body is a hazy light amber colour.

Smell - 3.5
Biscuity malt, butterscotch and passionfruit whiffs are mostly pleasant.

Taste - 4.0
Very English taste, loads of biscuity malt, a hint of butterscotch (perhaps a touch more than is appropriate for the style), passionfruit, moderately bitter, very dry in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Low in carbonation, quite thick, almost syrupy in the mouth.

Drinkability - 4.0
I could drink this all night, a great session beer.

OVERALL - 3.55
Reminiscent of many an English brewed best bitter, I like it a lot, definitely my kind of beer. The lackluster appearance may just have been this particular bottle, although for an English style beer, a small head is not such a bad thing. Overall, Trashy Blonde is a just above average beer, but one that appeals to me greatly.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 13:01:34 | More by LittleCreature
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crowncapcollect

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

300 ml bottle

Okay, thanks to the kindness of those good people at Brewdog, I'm sampling this from my own fridge. It's still very good for a 4% pale ale, with a solid hoppy taste and aroma, just not quite as good as it was on draught in its homeland. Carbonation is just right and it slips down easily, a bit too easily. Well, the label stated it was "going to get me into a lot of trouble", and if I had more of them I've no reason to doubt this. Trouble can be fun.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 20:49:29 | More by crowncapcollect
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ADZA

Australia

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 13:34:40 | More by ADZA
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
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...

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 14:10:43 | More by mdagnew
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DerBayer

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - amber, very pale light true to style

S - Hops hops hops very bitter not great but true to style

T - Monodimensional bitter hops and a lot of it but no complexity - slight fruity notes actually

M - Not bad for a single ale but a bit flat like so many of them, finish too dry

D - Too dry not agreat taste not iI am taking to this style actually

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 12:14:20 | More by DerBayer
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Scriba

Sweden

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Blonde! With a rich and white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S: A flowery and citric smell from the hops. And a little pine tree and malt as well. A fresh and inviting smell.

T: The hops from the smell are there. There is also a nice sweetness from the malt in the background. The aftertaste got a nice and bitter bite.

M: The CO2 is moderate. The feel is quite thin (without being a problem).

D: Ok. It is warm outside. I have been working all day and there is a good football (soccer) game on tv right now. This beer worked just fine, and it could be a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 20:44:30 | More by Scriba
Trashy Blonde from BrewDog
81 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.