Trashy Blonde | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by charlatan on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.48%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
26
For Trade:
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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fun mild. Obtained from the brewery itself. Pours blond with nice foamy white head. The aroma, I agree, was buttery. The taste contained a good hoppiness,and some fruitiness a bit below average mouthfeel. But very drinkable. A tad acidic in aftertaste. Nice one.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking golden color. There was a decent head and lacing on it. The smell of the beer gives off a mild hop and malt aroma. Fairly well balanced. The taste of the beer is malty upfront with a nice sweet start kind of bready followed by a subtle bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is good, it's light bodied, solid carbonation and very drinkable. Overall this beer went down pretty quick, very nice sessionable brew here. I would enjoy this one again.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fantastic liner notes, errr, label ramblings - I'm sure my gf would love these sensibilities...

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw hue, with two fingers of rocky, chunky off-white head, which leaves some spattered, random lace around the glass.

It smells of crisp white cracker grain, and lemony Saaz hops. The taste pretty consistent with the bready malt, a bit more lemon rind, and zingy grassy hops.

The bubbles are moderate, if a bit preachy at times, the body a fairly light medium weight, and it finishes quite dry, the hops holding sway, though now tempered in their Bohemian qualities.

A very Continental version of an English Pale Ale, the hops betraying the actual style. A nice sessioner, I would imagine downing a few of these to be a good start to the night.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured from a bottle into an English style (real) pint glass, in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Three finger head retains well and moderately thick. A pale yellow-gold colour that looks a bit bland. Fairly clear: you can almost see through it. Not quite inviting, but not a turn-off.

Smell: A biscuity scent, not quite pine but with a reserved freshness. It's a clean scent, but I'm already concerned about the balance of flavor.

Taste: Bland notes of weak flavours, none of which dominate the beer, followed by a bitter finish akin to an IPA. It's a clean finish, and not to my tastes, but it suits the beer. I'm not left wanting another sip, but the wetness isn't necessarily refreshing. Overall it's built without much character; a bit boring.

Mouthfeel: Chewy but coarse, a body without too much weight but also without character. Too much carbonation.

I wouldn't buy it again, but fans of IPAs may enjoy what is has to offer if their expectations aren't too high.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet cereal notes is quite refreshing. Taste is not very complex with light semi-sweet cereal notes with a light dry finish. Body is slightly fuller then average with good carbonation. Refreshing and easily drinkable with limited complexity.

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of nickfl
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured (pumped really) with an insanely rocky, craggy head of white foam that rests on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. Thick lace and infinite retention as is expected from a good cask ale. This is possibly a visually perfect beer.

S - Mildly sweet bread crust malt with a little musty british hop character.

T - Biscuit malt flavors up front, balanced quickly by stiff, sharp bitterness. Some lemony hop flavor in the middle that swells to a somewhat malty finish with lots of dry, bready malt and ample, asprin-like bitterness.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Very visually attractive. The aroma is nice, but mild while the flavor is intense. I can't call it balanced, though the hops are interesting and manage to remain drinkable despite the confrontational bitterness. This beer is undeniably Brewdog, and while their beers can be hit and miss, this is one that lands, at least as a cask ale, on the hit side.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a hazy yellow color with a white head. Sweet malt on the nose with some bread and biscuit aromas. A light hoppiness, mostly citrus peel and floral aromas. The flavor has a moderate sweetness, mostly bready malt. It's lightly bitter with some floral and grassy hop flavors. Just a hint of citrus peel, too.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Second beer of my BrewDog evening, 330ml bottle, best before 15 Jan 2010, drank 26 Nov 2009, poured into my huge 'Judas' glass.

Looked OK, dull golden orange with a white foaming head that turned thin very quickly, good lacing on the glass though, so not too damning.

Aroma of orange peel and hops, nothing overly strong otherwise.

Refreshing and fairly well hopped, dry more than sweet with a hidden depth of maltiness.

I enjoyed this beer, not sure I'd want loads of it, but what I had was good.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 33 cl brown long-necked bottle with a label in purple and white writing. Looks kind of modern.

A: Slight hazy golden with an enormous white head that dissipates slowly into great lacings.

S: Floral hops, citric notes (surprisingly piney for beeing an Ale from the "Old world"). Faint malt, caramell.

T: American-styled floral hops, pine and citrus. Some bitter notes as well. Very faint malt.

M: Long aftertaste with nice bitterness. Body as well as carbonation is medium.

D: Goes down smoothly. Refreshing.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bright yellow colour, with a fine but thin head of white foam. Lacing is tight and fine, if not voluminous. Looks pretty decent.

Some sharply crisp, but somewhat fruity notes on the nose, a little resin and pine, with some citrus and a light skunkiness that actually sits alongside the other characters in a certain harmony. Quite sharp and clean, and rather pilsner-like.

Sharp on the palate too, again, the similarities to a big fruity pilsener are clear. The characters are sharp and direct, but quite fragrantly hoppy. Very nice, clean and extremely drinkable.

A really nice and drinkable pale ale, that's just crisp and clean enough to cut through the summer sun. Went down a treat.

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Photo of wl0307
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, filtered but unpasteurised; served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a deep, dark golden hue, faintly translucent; the carbonation is mild and quiet, while the head is soapy and thin - looking quite like the result of gravity pour straight from a fresh cask!
S: rather dense and sweet on the pale malt side, almost like malt syrup plus burned sugar, but the mixed tropical fruitiness (yellow peach, pomelo grapefruit, tangerine, and passion fruits abound) still manages to sneak through the thick malts, while a closer sniff reveals a touch of peat-iness or phenolic notes. On balance, the sweet side comes slightly too harsh - reminiscent of the same brewery's Hop Rocker.
T: much better on the palate - the delicious, liquidy biscuity malts comes in a moderate flavour but gets gradually and seamlessly transformed into a mineral kind of dryish-bitter aftertaste oiled by passion-fruits and sweet citric fruity undertones of hops. Intriguingly clean and dry in the finish, showing a fine tune of bitterness to go with a delicate malt aroma, lingering just perfectly and provoking more thirst at the end of each sip.
M&D: really refreshing (in the Real Ale's way) on the palate, benefiting from a very mild level of fizziness like a true cask ale, while the medium body (for 4.1%abv.) also contributes to the overall performance. A slightly more malty and less hoppy version of Punk IPA, yet equally bitter and enjoyable to me.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both nice. The aroma is all tropical fruit and bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's some peppery spice flavor too. There's also a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with good carbonation. Drinkability is decent, too. Not a bad brew overall.

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Photo of bark
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the new, organic version of Trashy Blonde.

The colour is gold with a tint of orange. The three finger head is compact, off-white and rather firm. The liquid is a bit hazy.

The smell is hoppy with some lemon, bitter hints, some anonymous fruits and a mild sweetness. Notes of fresh bread, but also a chemical flavour of chloride.

The taste is sweet and bread-like. Rather mild, I think. Malt dominates the flavour. Some bitterness with citric hints, some exotic fruits and a hint of flowers. The aftertaste got a slowly growing bitterness, some frowsy sweetness and a touch of grape fruits and apricots.

The carbonation is mild, the mild bubbles are fresh. The liquid is mid-smooth.

Although a little mild and that frowsy hint, it is still a highly drinkable and very British beer with a gentle American twist.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy goldenrod with a rocky stiff white head that's solid after a vigorous pour, leaving big creamy sheets. Nose is sour toasty grain but plenty of citrus hops, too. Honey on granary toast malts with some mango pulp followed by grapefruit rind hops with some grassy bite. Clove finish and a long bitter (in a good way) linger. Light to medium, some chew, crisp.

English malts and American (OK, kiwi too) hops rings all the right bells for me. That's some assertive bitterness for only being 40 IBUs, making me wonder if that's Simcoe used early, especially since I catch the rest of the hop bill (Amarillo and Motueka) in the finish.

+.5 to drinkability for the very reasonable ABV.

For all their hype and experimentation, Brewdog seem to have their core bottle line (along with Punk, 77, and 5AM Saint) down cold. A winner.

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Photo of Suds
2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this beer on a warm May evening, I thought something light would be enjoyable. The beer isn't bad, but it did seem a little flawed and didn't really live up to it's potential. It's a yellow-blonde color with a creamy white head. The smell first presents a solid hop flavor (ooo...American style), but very quickly the aroma of cooked vegetables (corn) comes forward. DMS wasn't front and center, but it was there enough to be really distracting. The flavor was of pale malt with a firm hop bitterness and lots of herbal and citrus hop flavor. Firm mouthfeel for the style. Reasonable, but the vegetable quality really took this one down a few notches.

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Photo of dgilks
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big diacetyl aroma with notes of passionfruit hop. There really shouldn't be this diacetyl.

Hazy, pale gold colour with a small, short lasting white head.

Like the aroma I get plenty of soft malts with a hit of passionfruit. The diacetyl is toned down but still present. Nice solid but understated bitterness. It is decent but the diacetyl is an obvious fault.

Medium-low boy with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

It's a decent drop but it has a serious technical flaw which lowers its score. The diacetyl is too high in the aroma and flavour (even though it tastes okay). Easy enough to drink with a nice low ABV.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a pint glass.

A: Thick head, dull yellow colour.

S: Nondescript. Faint citrus might lie atop a grain base.

T: Pretty good, I suppose. Bitter and light. The strong hops have a vaguely soapy quality. The main taste is palatable, but the aftertaste is unimpressive.

M: Carbonation has a nice tingle, but overall this feels mediocre.

D: Good blonde, great label. BrewDog succeeds in being different and a little bit pushy.

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jaxon53
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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