Drop Dead Blonde - Stevens Point Brewery

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 23.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: hosehead83 on 05-11-2012)
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Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was part of a huge haul that I picked up at Binny's (South Loop) during my latest visit to the Windy City. I am always looking to expand The CANQuest (TM), but this one hits a little close to home. Many is the blonde who has told me to "Drop Dead!" If they meant this in terms of looks, they should have used a gun moll blonde from the cover of some old noir/pulp fiction.

The Crack was kind of unobtrusive so to enliven things, I utilized an inverted Glug. This resulted in a foamy finger of bone-white head with modest retention. Color was a sunshine yellow with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose had a characteristic lager sweetness, seemingly devoid of corn or other unwanted adjuncts, but something still smelled a little off. Mouthfeel was medium and it really was pretty tasty, slightly sweet, definitely lager and without any adjuncts discernible. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing. This would make a great lawnmower beer. I guess that I am kind of like Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man in that I do not usually drink light lagers, but when I do, this is the sort of thing that I enjoy. Stay CANned, my friends.

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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.74/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
3.5% ABV, "Refreshing ale with 110 calories."

A - Hello gorgeous! Drop Dead Blonde pours a slender, crystal clear pale straw yellow body topped by loose white locks of foam; sexy...for a moment. The effervescent head fades pretty quickly, and with it, the aroma. No lace left on the glass.

S - A beauty to look at, but boy does this blonde smell. Laden with sulfur, the loose head vanishes far too quickly to grab much more without a hearty swirl, but some floral, noble-like hop notes evaporate into the air briefly, followed by traces of honey sweetness, grainy pale malt, and a touch of corn.

T - Surprisingly hoppier than expected, Drop Dead Blonde has a noteworthy noble hop floral character that encases simple, dry pale malt graininess and a kiss of honey for a rather tasty light beer.

M - Very lager-like, this crisp, refreshing ale has carbonation bite to the finish that dries the palate out nicely while allowing some hop bitterness to linger on the tongue.

O - Drop Dead Blonde is labeled an ale, twice, but sure comes off lager-like! Crisp and clean, Drop Dead Blonde is crisp and refreshing light ale that drinks like a lager and quenches thirst with a nice floral hop profile. She's not a beer you'd want to put a ring on but flirt with this one on a hot day and it'll cool you off promptly.

Photo of jsisko01
3.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, pale golden color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates instantly. Not much lacing was left behind.

Smell - I'm not detecting much in the aroma. Just a subtle sweetness and grains.

Taste - Slightly sweet with pale malts, corn, very grainy, and somewhat of a metallic flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied (watery) with medium carbonation.

Overall - I originally thought this was going to be a blonde ale, judging from the title. This tastes like your typical light lager. It's good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Photo of HeightsEats
3.38/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is pale and smell is what you'd expect from a blonde, cereal malt with a bit of a bite. Flavor is mildly sweet with a distinctive but not overpowering hop aftertaste. Medium to light bodied. I'm not sure why this is labeled as a "light lager" when it tastes more like a blonde ale, with a much better body and flavor than anything typically labeled "light." This is a good hot weather beer.

Photo of drakkath
3.28/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into my 32 oz mug. BA doesn't have it listed yet, but it's 3.5% abv

a: Pale yellow straw in color, 1/2 inch head that didn't hang out for too long, very minimal lacing, some carbonation bubbles making their way to the surface

s: Malty, and as others have pointed out, this is labled as an "ale" but I smell the adjuncts

t: Some more character than the BMCs of the world -- decent malty sweetness that is quickly quashed by hops. A good balance for a light beer.

m: Like soda water. Very light, very smooth, mild carbonation bite right after opening, though

o: This is a light beer. You can parse the "ale" or "lager" and ultimately all light beers up having the same comparable characteristics. I did find this one slightly more complex and satisfying, and even that may be because I love Steven's Point. A great go-to for yard work or a break to a simple, light beer. Great thirst quencher

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours out to a thin white head and light gold-yellow color. No lacing. Aroma is light malts and floral/spicy hops. Flavor does more of the same with a crisp, dry grainy finish. Mouthfeel is light for style. Overall a pretty decent brew.

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Drop Dead Blonde from Stevens Point Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.