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:
492
Reviews:
115
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
18.33%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
119
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 492 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of Jame515
3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 9/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, spice, and earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, spice, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very solid spiced pale wheat ale style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, spice, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Vogie
2.06/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not much going for this brew. Extremely watered down, unbalanced, and low on flavor. I would rather drink a Pabst or Schlitz.

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Photo of Jtcolella
2.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not that measure or taste

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Photo of B-Land
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of psmith161
3.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of JNForsyth
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of ZachDow7
3.04/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Chrismulk22
1.84/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of QuentinCall
2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of socon67
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of ZEB89
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of BryanA
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of PureMichigan93
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of stephenmearl
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of jiggidy
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Tienlilin
3.04/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of therise431
3.32/5  rDev +6.8%

Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
3.11 out of 5 based on 492 ratings.
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