Dirty Blonde | Great River Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great River Brewery
Iowa, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WYVYRN527 on 05-11-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
38.74%
 
 
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by tone77:
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3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer from woodychandler, who came through with a huge hook up. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of mild, some malts, very little chocolate. Taste is good and unique. The malts and grains come first, then the chocolate at the finish. Tasty and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of bnes09
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Just an odd combo. Chocolate flavor in a blond ale. Not for me.

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Photo of chip26
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of richkrull
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Sara_erickson89
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Tams65
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Asrugan
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Al_M
4.89/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great rich chocolate flavor and its not a stout!

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Photo of DCdevyl78
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of enelson
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For what it is supposed to be it is good.

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Photo of whodidntante
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 6 pack purchased at Cork, Keg, and Spirits in Rockford, IL. Slightly sweet finish, the chocolate taste is mild and comes on at the end of every sip, a bit like a cocoa rimmed glass. Golden and cloudy, similar to a Hefeweizen. Head for days, but I was pouring a slightly too warm beer into a chilled glass to compensate. Filed under refreshing and with an ABV that won't put anyone under, a solid session beer.

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Photo of CraigTravor
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
2.69/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Out of the can at Old Chicago, Omaha, NE.

Victim of circumstance on this one, my peeps. And it's kind of like a kids birthday party meets an ok, but below average blonde. A chocolate birthday cake partially blew up in a, I don't know, what's an average blonde ale?

This thang is a loud boom without the confetti. Raul does not recommend.

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Photo of bismarksays
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mr-wx
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mdwalsh
4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it, the chocolate is great, the mouthfeel is great. The refreshment level is high, but it is still a rich flavor and interesting. A really great job blending chocolate into a very non-traditionally chocolate style. The appearance isn't exactly blonde ale, but it makes it okay because I know the style is just a name in this case.

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Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of thomastharp
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Troville1990
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of keng1343
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Dirty Blonde from Great River Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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