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Dallas Blonde - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

139 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 08-05-2012)
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Reviews by Premo88:
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Premo88

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into craft beer glass (wide-mouthed stick)
"2/12/14" printed on bottom of can -- don't know if that's a canning or best-by date

L: a shade darker than blonde, closer to gold with a slight hint of amber; big 1-inch-plus head of fluffy, thick white foam that sticks and laces like crazy; it is mostly clear but a TON of debris in the column ... possibly this can is a month past it's best-by date (?)

S: grain and lots of it, but as it warms up, gives off a great bready malt sweetness ... very pilsener-like without the hops ... impressive

T: follows the nose on the grain side; it sweetens out a lot but the bready malt taste never fully materializes; next to no hop presence ... just a slight bit of back-bite from what tastes like English or German hops (earthy, spicy). as it warms more, the bread malt taste is showing up.

F: solid all around, plenty of carbonation ... very drinkable

O: I'm shocked. I fully expected this brew to suck -- "American blonde ale" seems like such a give-up category, like the "American amber ale." It could mean anything and usually means no taste (or worse). But this brew shows plenty of character, some nice barley malt sweetness, a great grain taste and the bread malt taste and smell is a nice surprise.

Again, the brew is super cloudy with debris, which makes me think the six-pack I picked up is old (the 2/12/14 printed on it might be a best-by date) ... BUT it's still really good. If it were closer to 4% ABV, I'd consider it a perfect session beer. At 5.2%, it's still a a good one and a beer I'll definitely be picking up again.

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 07:31:05 | More by Premo88
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Aroma- Bready malt most present with some small hop aromas as well.

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Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.