Dirty Blonde Ale | Atwater Brewery

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Dirty Blonde AleDirty Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden-yellow color with a tiny white fizzy head. The head fades quite fast leaving only a light level of foam on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a lightly toasted wheat smell mixed with a little bit of orange and lemon. Some more yeasty and grassy aromas are there as well and are mixed with the aforementioned as well as a small amount of a floral aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a light wheaty and slightly cracker flavor with some orange sweetness. A yeasty flavor develops later on in the taste all while the orange flavor dwindles with it being replaced by a little bit of lemon and grapefruit. Some grainy flavors as well as a bit of a grassy hop come to the tongue at the very end, leaving a rather crisp and light wheat flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light in nature with a crisp feel and a higher carbonation. For the mix of wheat and citrus as well as the lighter abv. of the brew, the thin body and high carbonation are rather appropriate for make for a nice crisp and refreshing brew.

Overall – Not a flavor powerhouse, but a good sessionable drinker on a nice warm summer day. An alright brew overall.

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Photo of Artjsantos
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MurrayMumbles
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of MaxPowers
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of jmrybak
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of drchaseums
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

Photo of styleisking
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Joshua-C-Doe
5/5  rDev +60.8%

Photo of MJCASRoma
4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

Photo of Gear54
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle to a pilsner glass.

A: light gold very transparent. Light wispy head and no lace

S: strong citrus aroma to this one like oranges and grapefruit

T: not as flavorful as the smell might indicate. Still picking up citrus notes but it's mild enough that it's hard to pick out which fruit.

M: light mouthfeel, very easy to drink.

O: A sold beer if you have been working outside all day and need a refreshing brew. Of you looking for a flavor bomb try something else.

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Photo of GabooL457
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Hrodebert
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

Photo of Badger6
3.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into as pint glass.

Not sure what happened here. I guess it's called 'dirty' because it has a cloudy appearance, and muddled aroma and taste. Smells like a wheat beer, with hints of some spiciness, nothing special though. But the flavor...let's just agree that it's got all the stuff you'd expect and some more. Feels weak and watery, medium body, some carbonation. I am not impressed. I've had other Atwater offerings, and this is by far the worst I've had, and does not represent the overall quality you should expect.

Sorry guys, it just wasn't good.

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MikeWard
3.07/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled April 2014.

Actually bought this by mistake, had some memories of a beer with similar name that the missus actually enjoyed. This was not it.

Hazy dirty blond color with some dark floaties. (The coriander?) Thin head, minimal lacing.

Only getting a little Belgian yeast on the nose. No spices, no orange peel.

Did get a faint touch of spice in the mouth, along with the yeast. No other taste at all.

Mouth was really disappointing. Extremely watery. No orange taste at all, and struggling to find the coriander.

Overall, a pretty uninspiring beer. Refreshing on a very hot day, perhaps, cant think of any other positive reason for buying it.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Dirty Blonde Ale from Atwater Brewery
3.11 out of 5 based on 503 ratings.
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