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

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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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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a clear yellow body with a one finger white foamy head that concaves a bit and softly clings to the edges, nice lookin’ filmy head of a valley appears after a minute. Some carbonation is seen rising. The smell was a light citrus, lil’ bit of bubblegum but really subdued, light wheat. The taste took all of the previously mentioned flavors combined nicely, sweet sticky aftertaste and finish. The palate was light and sessionable. Carbonation seems a bit under-carbonated for the style but actually I think I’m starting to like my APWA’s this way, becomes a bit smooth and creamy. Overall, actually, I think I like this one, it would be great on a hot summer 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 dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2017-05-22 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz bottle

A - Lightly-hazy gold with a 1/2-finger white head and light lace.

S - Quite bready, with some grassy/herbal spice and also floral. Smells somewhat like a Czech Pils

T - LIghtly-toasted wheat bread topped with a thin film of orange marmalade and corriander. Light bitterness provides a nice balance in the finish.

M - LIght body and medium carbonation.

O - Easy-drinking, refreshing summer ale. Uncomplicated but satisfying and kudos for the lowish ABV.

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Photo of rmarquardt17
3.95/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.16/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zaybertooh
3.87/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Tjb14
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Timc32
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mschultz88
4.66/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer, one of my personal favorites. It is an unfilterd wheat ale, so be sure to tilt the bottle over and give it a good whirl to stir it up before enjoying. Has a good orange zest, finished by a nice tang. I'll keep this as my go-to.

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Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.86/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kbarnes9
3.71/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.49/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Suskind
4.55/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of msumike89
3.36/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Remmy800
3.09/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of monkbrewed
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cr0wley
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like it. I'm not a snob, I just like things that taste good. This is a nice refreshing summer bbq sort of ale. Orange and coriander are pretty apparent.

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Photo of YalovaIA
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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