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Dirty Blonde | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by taxguyjase on 09-10-2009

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9
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
8.95%
 
 
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Photo of taxguyjase
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The Santa Fe Brewing Dirty Blonde was an interesting beer - like you'd expect out of a blonde, it was a pretty light beer and took a number of them to change a light blub. Everything about this beer was pretty light - light, crisp malt scent; light fruity taste; light body. Nothing really stood out about this beer and while that is ok with type of beer, I don't care for "eh". I like beers that have characteristic identity, be it flavor, scent, appearance, whatever.


Now before I get any judgments (and in the immortal words of Huey Louis, "eff you for judging"), I did not have any glass containers in my travel trailer. So, the plastic wine glass with a bunch of grapes on it was going to suffice. Really classes up the beer, don't ya think? Actually, we threw some of the Dirty Blonde into some OJ and made a pretty tasty Brass Monkey.


Appearance - 3.0/5.0 - Light golden as expected, but nothing that distinct about it.
Scent - 3.0/5.0 - Light fruity aroma, but not much else.
Taste - 3.0/5.0 - Crisp, freshing taste, but not much beyond that. Pretty much an average tasting beer.
Feel - 4.0/5.0 - Refreshing, which was really nice. Even though nothing distinctive about it, did not leave any weird aftertaste or anything.
Drinkability - 2.5/5.0 - While this was a good enough beer, I wouldn't order it again given the choice. However, would mix it in orange juice....

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Hazy yellow color with a one finger head that leaves a half inch of lacing. Aroma is citrus with a hint of grassiness to it. Taste is a light malt body with a slight fruitiness before the noble hops give a kick at the end. Medium body and medium carbonation with no alcohol aftertaste or bitterness. Very refreshing and quaffable.
The noble hops balance everything out and keep the beer from being boring. It's a refreshing beer I am more inclined to reach for in the summer. It's not a bad blonde, but there are definitely better blondes out there.

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Dirty Blonde from Santa Fe Brewing Company
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