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:
503
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
18.33%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
123
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 503 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of Jon_Hendricks
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold color.

Overall: The aroma is of light citrus and light wheat. Taste of lemon, orange peel, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal and light pepper. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish. Good balance and robustness of malt, spice, and hop flavors. Very easy drinking, summer beer.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.82/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Similar to Blue Moon, just not as good. Pours a hazy straw golden with dissipated white head. Aroma is spicy with citrus. Flavor is pretty decent, very drinkable, with slight sweetness of malt and orange. Finish is fairly clean and dry, but just too low abv, and thus watery.

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Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of red94tt
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krl2112
3.56/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart68
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of torwart94
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bakkerman1
3.47/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.06/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottled on: 8/2015.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is of wheat, dried orange peel, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, dried orange peel, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable, but nothing really stands out about this one.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of DerekOfSeward
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite beer. It has a citrusy tingle that feels a bit out of place in a beer. It doesn't taste great in cold weather, but it's a nice change of pace from the red ales I usually drink.

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Photo of dlin0sbb
3.64/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hardysf
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BEtter than that of a macro brew. Pours dirty golden, not clear at all. Smell of orange and spices. Citrus dominates the taste with some spices on the back end. Wheat malt notes are present as well. This style isnt really my thing, and I am not sure this is a great representation of the style either. A little light, A little flat, a little artificial.

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

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warrenslop
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.27/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandongoblue24
3.77/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.77/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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