Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale - Portsmouth Brewery
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Reviews by ffejherb:
3.45/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to dpuia for sharing a bomber on 10/2/11.
A - Poured a hazy pale golden liquid with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles and a fizzy white head that diminished to a patchy veil and stringy lace but flared up with each swirl of the glass.
S - Aroma elicits herbs, grass and tea-like notes with a hint of lemon and raw honey. Malt character is heavy on wheat and toasted grains, although there is also a slight waft of musty basement in there as well.
T - Initial flavor is grainy and toasty with a light hop character reminiscent of mild herbal tea, grass and faint lemon notes. Finishes quite bready with minimal hop bitterness and a hint of earthy grittiness, if you will.
M - Light bodied with a somewhat syrupy but fairly thin and watery texture overall. Carbonation is average and provides minimal bristle on the palate. Bitterness is faint as well.
D - Decent blonde ale with plenty of bready malt. Of course, I'm not sure if this beer would lend credence to the popular phrase: "Blondes have more fun."
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2011 16:37:51 | More by ffejherb
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +6.4%
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
3.5/5 rDev +1.2%
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
Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale from Portsmouth Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.