Dallas Blonde - Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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Reviews by Premo88:
3.73/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
03-26-2014 07:31:05 | More by Premo88
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev +4.1%
On tap at the brewery. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The first things to come through in the aroma are biscuit malt and a hint of grass. I also get a bit of orange citrus, but it is subtle. The flavor is a bit different. The toffee and biscuit malt notes add some nice sweet character, which is complimented by the orange and grass notes from the hops. There is also an earthy character in the flavor which is quite nice. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.
08-05-2012 02:16:11 | More by Mora2000
3.51/5 rDev +2%
Pours out to a nice frothy white head and dies down to a permanent thin layer of foam. Lacing is minimal but it tries. Color is a hazy yellow and tons of bubbles rising. Aroma is grainy, malty, crackery and a hint of hops. Flavor is a balance of malt sweetness and mild hop bitterness. Finishes crisp. Mouthfeel is big for the style. Overall, a good alternative to adjunct lagers.
09-26-2013 01:52:18 | More by EagleTalon
Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.