Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale - Portsmouth Brewery
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Reviews by sethmeister:
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Growler filled last night and poured this afternoon into my pint glass.
Appearance is a hazy darker gold. Thin white head drops to a film. Slight lace doesn't hold up and only visits briefly.
Scent is fruity - peach, pear, banana - and floral.
Flavor is floral and fruity as the nose dictates. Peach, pear, lemon and banana. Dry, not sweet. There's a sturdy hop bitterness in the finish and a mild astringency. Almost champagne like in its dryness.
Mouth is a crisp and refreshing clean medium light. Surprisingly low carbonation.
Drinkability is certainly good and at 4.5% ABV this is a suitable session ale.
Serving type: growler
10-12-2008 21:41:33 | More by sethmeister
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.