Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster | Motor City Brewing Works

Motor City Brewing GhettoblasterMotor City Brewing Ghettoblaster
189 Ratings
Motor City Brewing GhettoblasterMotor City Brewing Ghettoblaster

Brewed by:
Motor City Brewing Works
Michigan, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sixpack595 on 02-22-2003

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Photo of JackMiller1007
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of breakingbland
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drawn from the tap into a pint glass.

Appearance: A cloudy brown. There was scant foam that dissipated to almost nothing.

Aroma: A slight sourness with some malt.

Taste: Bready and somewhat sweet with a mild hops presence. The lingering taste is of the hops, but it's not too strong..

Mouthfeel: There's not too much body, but it's OK.

Overall: This beer doesn't seem to be a great example of this style, but it's OK. I wouldn't go out of my way to get this beer, but I'd have another under the right circumstances.

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of biegaman
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ghettoblaster is unfiltered and comes with a good amount of sediment in the bottle and yet is relatively clear. Its sun-beaten amber colour is deep but glows to the light. Its head is fine but persistent and sits atop the liquid like a layer of white moss.

Ghettoblaster is "the beer you can hear" but you can definitely smell it too. Leaving the ale unpasteurized has allowed aromatic yeasty esters to thrive; the glass smells like a heaping pile of bruised fruits (banana, red apple, prune) thoroughly doused in anise spice and clove.

The beer is more mild in alcohol content than it is in flavour. As in the bouquet, fruity esters and spicy phenols of all kinds blossom in thanks to a healthy yeast. Granted, pleasant though the bruised banana-and-anise profile is, it's not typical of an English-style Mild Ale.

The beer's biscuity maltiness and subtle toffee backdrop is closer to what I was expecting to find. They're there, but they take backseat to the yeast. Hops aren't entirely out of the mix either; there is an underlying earthiness that lends a short-lived bitterness.

Ghettoblaster turns up the volume on a style that is typically anything but loud. Not surprising given it's made in Detroit Rock City. While I suspect some of this added personality comes accidentally by way of an overactive yeast, I found it an enjoyable lower-strength offering nonetheless. I'll look to try more from Motor City Brewing Works.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster from Motor City Brewing Works
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 189 ratings
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