Dirty Blonde Ale | Atwater Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by montageman on 05-31-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
495
Reviews:
116
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
18.33%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
120
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 116
Reviews by beerman207:
Photo of beerman207
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours yellow - copper color with 2 fingers of head and no lacing

S - The smell is of orange, coriander, pepper, peach, and perhaps even some bread

T - The taste is sour with lemon and orange coming through. The body is lots of malt with spicy and very dry finish and a bread (wheat) taste as well.

M - Carbonation is quite pronounced

D - In conclusion, I don't know whether I personally like this beer or not. I got one of these for a friend so I'll be interested to see the reaction to this beer. Very few reviews on here and the range is pretty big. Overall, I believe this is sessionable and a nice summer brew

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.23/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a perfect blonde color with a thin and rich white head. The head settles leaving a thin lace.

The nose is earthy and grassy with hints of bread, camphor and apples.

The taste is peppery hops n a dry malt bed with some pine, lavender and vanilla in the mix.

The mouthfeel is rich and satisfying with this particular style.

Overall a very drinkable and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of tectactoe
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Coreyrk
4.35/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce can, without freshness/canning date info.

The poor is hazed medium tangerine, fine bubble off white head, leaves some fine lacing on the glass.

Sniff reveals just some faint wheat malts, and a very faint fruitiness.

Slight drying in the finish. Forgettable little brew, would be decent on a very hot summer day with a light lunch. Besides that situation not much chance I would go for this one again

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Photo of wattoclone
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Fruity malty nose, some spice, orange
Hazy gold, 2” off white head dissipates to a film
Palate: a mixed bag blend of Kolsch and Belgian Wit that gets confusing. Has the orange and coriander but not the yeast character of the Wit, has a hint of Kolsch yeast, and enough wheat to evoke an American wheat ale but the result does too little with too much.
Medium to a little above on the carbonation, medium body.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slightly hazed body, eggshell white head forms a cloudy three fingers worth with fine even lacing. Aroma has a nice sharp wheat and citrus combo with very mild spice additions, limited coriander which is usually a good thing for my palate. Flavor wise there's some biscuit bread dough layers with a very chalky yeast in the finish, slight hint of citrus peel and coriander with a relatively lackluster overall flavor. Carbonation is light, not much on the palate as far as textures go but still not a horrible beer, under 4.5% it's light and refreshing and keeps you wanting to experience the next sip. It has a trademark Atwater characteristic it misses the mark on the style and ends in a generic watered down version of a witbier, I appreciate it for what it is but can't really look at this as a beer I want to keep buying.

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Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of jmrybak
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of JMS1512
3.6/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCHritz
2.97/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NJpadreFan
2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Atwater- Dirty Blonde

A- Light pale yellow with a small filmy head. No lacing.
S- Faint lemon and orange. Touch of honey and grass.
T-Light sweet honey and orange tainted wheat. Light grainy malt body.
M- Very light and watery. Sweet honey throughout. Finishes off malty.

Overall- Weak and watery but easy to drink and slightly refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ashley-Gambino
4/5  rDev +28.6%

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Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
3.11 out of 5 based on 495 ratings.
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