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Robinson's Dizzy Blond Light Bitter | Robinsons Family Brewers

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Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by salvo on 08-07-2010

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4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The appearance was light straw with a thin head that quickly disipated leaving little evidence it had ever existed. Smell was light malt and herbal hops: very light.

Flavor was bigger than the smell: a nice strong sweetness delivered with biscuit malts and a strong bitterness of a real ale. The first half pint disappeared and I quickly ordered a full pint. Must have been a faulty halfpint glass [wink]. Playfully bitter. Mouthfeel was light and thin, but makes up for it in drinkability and low alcohol content.

Seek out Robinson's brews. They can be difficult to find, but they will reward your efforts.

This review is from notes taken September 16, 2009. I've waited a few months for the BA boys to add Robinsons Family Brewers to the db. After disappointing macro-brewed Scottish Ales and vile mass market stout, this light-bodied low-alcohol blonde bitter was a welcome respite. I'm not sure how I would review it now, surrounded as I am by American pale ales, IPAs, and doubles, but at the time it was remarkable and wonderfully sessionable. As I was enjoying this Dizzy Blond, the Fisherman's Tavern in Broughty Ferry filled with locals, traveling salemen, tourists, and students who kept the place full, humming, and interesting until closing, and so this has as much to do with the experience of the moment as of the beer. One of my favorite memories of Scotland.

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3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle: best before the end of Oct 2013, poured into an 'Old Speckled Hen' pint vase on 16 Mar 2013.

It looked fine: light amber, almost lager-like in its clarity, on top a smooth head of white foam. Rising carbonisation bubbles could clearly be seen throughout the tasting and the head left some lacing as the beer level sank.

Hops rule the nose: citrusy and spicy, floral notes too.

The taste is a little to lemony/citrusy for me, with slight biscuity/toffee flavours: a lemon tart feel to the brew maybe. Refreshing but not my sort of thing.

Body depth is Ok for a 3.8% brew and it is easy to drink, but I'm a malts man and this doesn't do it for me. I've complained and bleeted about citrusy golden brews in the UK for a couple of years now: this one is towards the upper end of my liking, the semi-sweet undertones have saved it from a crappy score.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ChrisDesign84
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Robinson's Dizzy Blond Light Bitter from Robinsons Family Brewers
3.44 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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