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Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale - Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Dirty Blonde AlePortsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%


Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer is a friendly, golden ale that pairs well with a wide range of foods and occasions.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 06-15-2008)
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Reviews by ffejherb:
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

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
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Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale from Portsmouth Brewery
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