Dirty Blonde | Great River Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great River Brewery
Iowa, United States
greatriverbrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WYVYRN527 on 05-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
18.84%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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1.75/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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2.69/5  rDev -25.5%
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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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light copper almost orange color, thick white head dissipates slowly leaving a thin layer of white foam on the top.

Smell has notes of malts, white chocolate and vanilla with a strong grain aroma. Pretty dull overall.

Taste follows the nose with a strong grainy flavor tinged with sweet notes of vanilla, white chocolate, and real bitter aftertaste - not like a hop bitterness more like an acidic grain bitterness. Tastes like a bad AAL with some vanilla/chocolate sweetness thrown in. Sugary sweet flavor coats the mouth as you drink it.

Feel is smooth and full from the sweetness. Moderate carbonation.

Overall this is not a beer I'd drink again willingly.

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2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

REVIEW

Style: Blonde ale

ABV: ?

Purchased at: Hy-Vee; Marion, IA

Pour: Light yellow pour, drank from the can or pour.

Aroma: Nice smell of chocolate initially.

Flavor: Chocolate flavor right away and then mellows into a nice blonde.

Ratebeer.com rating: 32

Beeradvocate.com rating: 85

Overall: C+

My recommendation: Very enjoyable and unique. If you want something easy drinking this is a great choice.

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3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
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Dirty Blonde from Great River Brewery
3.61 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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