Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale - Portsmouth Brewery
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Reviews by davey101:
3.5/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Purchased on 7/28 with the new printed label. I miss the old paper labels...
A - As the name may suggest...a dirty blonde body. Nice and clear with a lot of rising carbonation. Small one finger high white head. A fair amount of lacing.
S - Quite inviting. Toasty malts, grains, light citrus and piney hops, and a bit of sweetness on the finish.
T - Starts off with some pine and fruitiness and finishes dry with toasted grains and a lingering sweetness similar to that found in a adjunct lager. Mouth feel is crisp and well carbonated, but a bit thin.
O - Nothing amazing or ground breaking, but a really easy drinking and palatable beer with flavor. The kind of beer you'd want in a cooler on a hot day.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2012 00:45:52 | More by davey101
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3.68/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Received a medium gold brew with a thin white head. No lace.
Light malt and some herbal bitter notes in the nose. Not complex, but neither is this beer.
Light and malty, with slight bitterness to round things out. Bready notes, without the yeast. Finishes lightly bitter.
Lighter bodied, good carbonation.
Overall, it is what you'd expect from the style. Food washer or hot weather brew. Nothing I'd chase again, but don't hate this either.
Serving type: on-tap
09-23-2012 20:01:15 | More by OtherShoe2
2.48/5 rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Bomber into nonic.
Looks like a dark golden version of a BMC lager... White shiny head quickly disolves into a thin shimmering collar. Limited lacing.
Smells of grain and a little light green apple note. Really dry, cereal grain maltiness, no real hop notes and only the lightest hint of bitterness. Very dry finish.
Feels thin and watery, even for the style.
Overall-- a pretty mediocre attempt at the style. I hate to say this, but Portsmouth has really been disappointing me lately... Even the 2012 Kate was a letdown compared to 2011's batch, and many other of the beers I've had recently have been less than stellar... I have a few more bombers to review before I totally write them off...
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2012 19:30:02 | More by AleWatcher
Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale from Portsmouth Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.