Dallas Blonde - Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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Reviews by Premo88:
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
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance- Golden amber in color and slightly hazy. Thin fizzy head produced and no lacing present.
Aroma- Bready malt most present with some small hop aromas as well.
Taste- First sip reveals some nice citrus hop flavor, which then subsides into a bready malt on the back end.
Mouthfeel- Clean and crisp. Medium bodied and slightly creamy feel on the tongue.
Overall- I like this alot and if I had more access to it I would put this in the rotation for summer and probably all year. Plenty of flavor and extremely drinkable, I would definitely recommend this one.
Serving type: can
07-16-2014 18:22:20 | More by CTbrew32
3.69/5 rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a very hazy yellow-gold with a smallish head. The nose offers grainy-sweet malt notes, with medium-light hops that tend grassy, floral. On the taste, again, sweet malts are there, a little grainy, a little bready, but at least that is well-balanced by a nice amount of bitterness. Hop flavor is restrained, with just a little new-mown grass character. Yeast character is neutral. The finish pleasantly dry from the hops. Body is squarely medium, with a soft, creamy mouthfeel.
Drinkable enough beer, but not one of Deep Ellum's frontliners.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 12:36:51 | More by allengarvin
3.25/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: A slightly hazy honey colored liquid pours out from the can; the cap is modest and fades though it leaves some strands behind
Smell: Somewhat grainy with a bit of vanilla sweetness, as well
Taste: Bready and grainy, with just a hint of vanilla in the finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Certain to be a crowd pleaser among certain beer drinkers, there is not much to dislike about this beer nor is there much to say, either
Thanks, duff247, for the opportunity
Serving type: can
06-05-2014 00:48:37 | More by brentk56
Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.