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Dirty Blonde - Great River Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 20.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great River Brewery visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WYVYRN527 on 05-11-2013

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 15
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Out of the can at Old Chicago, Omaha, NE.

Victim of circumstance on this one, my peeps. And it's kind of like a kids birthday party meets an ok, but below average blonde. A chocolate birthday cake partially blew up in a, I don't know, what's an average blonde ale?

This thang is a loud boom without the confetti. Raul does not recommend.

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Just an odd combo. Chocolate flavor in a blond ale. Not for me.

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REVIEW

Style: Blonde ale

ABV: ?

Purchased at: Hy-Vee; Marion, IA

Pour: Light yellow pour, drank from the can or pour.

Aroma: Nice smell of chocolate initially.

Flavor: Chocolate flavor right away and then mellows into a nice blonde.

Ratebeer.com rating: 32

Beeradvocate.com rating: 85

Overall: C+

My recommendation: Very enjoyable and unique. If you want something easy drinking this is a great choice.

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Reviewed from notes. Poured into a shaker pint.

Slightly hazy and golden body with a small white cap.

There is very little chocolate on the nose. It is definitely sweet, but more of a malty sweet. The grains are what mainly come through after a couple of passes over the beer.

After a few sips, I can really appreciate the chocolate flavor found in the beer. It errs more on the side of powdered cocoa, even a bit towards a Tootsie Roll at times. That is where the good things really stop for me. The base beer has a graininess that I found unpleasant and does not meld with the sweet chocolate. The grains are almost bitter and butt up against that pleasant chocolatey wave.

The feel is fine, does not really stand out in any way. If the carbonation were handled with any less care, this beer would be flat.

I really wanted to like Dirty Blonde, and the chocolatey currents found within are on the right track. I just do not dig what is happening with the rest of the flavors in here. It is not quite a novelty beer, but I cannot imagine returning to this as a session beer.

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Dirty Blonde from Great River Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.