Dallas Blonde
Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Dallas BlondeDallas Blonde
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #475
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
80
Ranked #44,171
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 13.96%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
352
From:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  136
SCORE
80
Good
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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 352
Photo of detgfrsh
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a can produced 6/17/19. Light amber color with thin white head. Faint floral aroma. Medium feel, not enough carbonation. Mild malty sweetness with some floral hops and a dry finish. Nice balanced taste but would be better with a little more carbonation.

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Photo of gvickery
1/5  rDev -71.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Look doesn’t matter, from a 19.2oz can. Smell, like what I imagine a skunks ass would be like. I tried to be objective but the taste would be every bit as bad as the smell. Perhaps I got a “ bad” one? I managed three swallows before I threw the rest away. A big waste of $2.49. I’m still at a loss to how they got the skunk smell in a can. This is the first beer I’ve had from deep ellum and probably the last. Wow, after 2 Heinekens I still can’t get the taste out of my mouth. Very sad.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- The beer is served a lightly hazed yellow color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades fast to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a lightly toasted malt and a little citrus and herbal hop smell. Along with these comes a very light wheat smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly bready and biscuit taste mixed with some light wheat and sweeter honey tastes. As the taste advances the hops start to be sensed with these tastes being of an herbal and citrus nature. Toward the end, a little bit of yeast and spice come to the tongue to leave one with a somewhat malty and sweet blond taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker side for a blond with a carbonation level that is normal. For the mix of breadier and sweeter flavors, and the standard blond tastes the feel is actually pretty nice and makes for a more robust drinker (well at least for 5.2 % abv. brew)
Overall – A decent brew overall. A little thick, chewy, and sweet for a blond, but all said, that does make it more robust overall. Well worth a try if you get a chance.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can. Beer is a murky light amber with a thin head. Couldn’t really smell much of a strong aroma at first but as the glass warmed, I could sense some malt. The taste was more flavorful with some sweet malt. Decent body; medium carbonation. Overall, good appearance to a decent blonde ale.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Hopdoddy burger joint in Southlake, Texas. It poured a clear golden with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had faint honey. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with honey sweetness presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2018-06-28 in Grapevine, TX at Flips Grill on tap.

A - Amber-gold with a short white head and little lace.

S - Toasted white bread and light grassy spice.

T - Biscuits with honey. Sweet. Grassy and herbal spice. Touch of caramel. Mild bitterness.

M - Light medy body and carbonation. Smooth.

O - Pleasant Summer beer after a walk in 100+ degrees.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've had this beer many times and I think it is a pretty decent blonde ale. It does not have a lot of flavor but it is refreshing and thirst quenching in the Texas heat.

Look: semi-clear golden with a very thick fluffy white head

Aroma: biscuit and citrus

Taste: biscuit, sweet, citrus

Feel: light body, crisp, somewhat creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

There is very little aroma on pour, perhaps a hint of malt. It starts with a decent off-white head and copper color. Overall, this is a nice balanced beer, with the sweet malt inching forward. So sessionable it's silly. The flavor is there and interesting, especially as it warms. Carbination is low and bright, lingering into a floral bitterness. As a blond, It seems a touch tame. It presents a bit like a lager, but with a slightly more complex, fruity malt highlight.

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Photo of Texasbrew
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, hoppy beer. Its light being a blonde beer. Good light and crispy. The malt has a sweet, citrusy taste and its very refreshing. Another great Texas product from the city. Deep Ellum in Dallas!

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Photo of mjurney
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Golden, mostly clear with some haze. Lots of carbonation. Thick creamy white head.

Aroma:
Sweet pale malts, cracker, some honey, a little fruity.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Mostly sweet pale malts, white bread, cracker, a little honey. Some fruity ester. Hop bitterness is moderate, floral, a little citrusy. Finish is mostly dry and crisp. Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, smooth.

Overall:
It's a good American Blonde Ale.

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Photo of octafish
2.35/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

The beer itself is fine for the style, nothing special. I drink it once in a while at a restaurant if there is nothing better available. But there is no good reason for the sexist name/marketing on this beer. The beer industry as a whole needs to do better on this - see "TAKING A STAND AGAINST SEXIST BEERS" in All About Beer Magazine - Volume 38, Issue 1. Maybe if they changed the stupid can it would taste better!

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Photo of txmilligan
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a pint at a local restaurant on tap. Clear in the glass, minimal head, no real lacing. If it has an aroma, I couldn't discern it. Wonderful flavor, crisp and clean with no bitterness or lingering aftertaste. I will buy this for home consumption!!

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Photo of D1noB
4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A subtle sweet lemon front, malty cracker middle, smooth finish with a almost wheat encore.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a concert in your mouth, start the show off with a new song everyone loves, destined to be a classic. Middle of the concert is all the greatest hits. You finish the concert with the song that'll pay for your retirement. Crowd cheers, which brings you back for a few more pulsating moments.

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Photo of NomadDawg
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep Ellum was the hot party spot when I was in college. This seems to have changed now that I am older. Now all the Hot Dallas Blondes seem to hang out in uptown. I never really cared much for fake Dallas Blondes anyway. Let's see if the beer is better.

Just like fake Dallas blondes this beer didn't give very good head. Just less than one finger and now lacing. The color was a little darker than a lot of blondes. I enjoyed the flavor and it went down easy.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

very cool spot these guys have for themselves, and they appropriately had on a whole bunch of pale and lighter beers for the warm dallas weather. this seems to be one of their staples in house, and its not a bad beer, just a bit generic for a flagship type brand. maybe the good people of texas arent all familiar with a craft blonde ale, i can see this being an excellent sort of gateway craft experience, but it doesnt do much for the certified craft nut, other than maybe wet the whistle and get the party started. definitely the least exciting of their lighter offerings. a little honey malt sweetness in the center, and an extremely mild noble type hop on the very back end of it, but other than that, its good because its wet and its cold and it has nice carbonation. probably a great compliment to a heavy meal like texas bbq, something spicy or asian in nature, but as a standalone beverage, it was a little short on the flavor for me. i like the body though, its not watery or too lean, i think that keeps it feeling like a craft beer and i appreciate it. for a lighter offering in here thats truly unique and memorable while still being insanely drinkable, give their rye pils a shot instead...

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Photo of justintcoons
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Hazy blonde with a half finger of white head. Lively carbonation.

Nose
Cracker, lemon, lemongrass, and honey.

Taste
Cracker and honey maltiness dominate. Equal amounts of lemon and lemongrass hoppiness.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
Simple. Delicate. Quaffable.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a curved pint glass.

Thin head and a slightly amber golden color.

Lots of biscuit malt on the aroma little to no hop flavor.

Thin body with a light malt.

Decent session drinker.

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Photo of ranger7
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A little dark for a blonde, but with more flavor. Some citrus notes. Almost like a light amber ale. Overall very drinkable and good. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.29/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours slight hazy golden orange with small white head, smells of toasty biscuity Malta with slight spicy earthy hop, tastes of bitter crackery malts with a floral herbal happiness on top and in the finish, moderate mouthfeel medium carbonation.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, dark golden body, crowned bu a somewhat coarse white head, with quite respectable retention. Thick, coarse-beaded forms an irregular and unbroken ring around the glass wall. Sparse bubbles drift lazily to the surface, perhaps a subtle appeal for a more relaxed pace of life.

Aroma: Lots of pale malt, with a little toast as well. A mild note of grassy and floral hops present, also.

Taste: The taste begins with a slight malt sweetness, with faint suggestions of honey. The sweetness backs off a bit, and solid pale malt and grains rise, giving the effect of bread, lightly sweetened with honey. Late in the taste, herbal and grassy hops really shine, offering a balancing counterpoint to the sweet malt. Finishes with a lingering, mild herbal hop flourish.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and very full, with delicate carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable, perhaps a reasonable way to introduce macro lager drinkers to craft beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Airtejas
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a very fresh and somewhat fruity flavor. It doesn't overpower and is a very nice every day choice. It has enough of a hoppy taste to be a good transitional beer from the tamer lagers and ales to stronger-hoppy IPAs. I absolutely love it for an early afternoon brew.

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Photo of Rootscipio
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I will admit up front I am not a huge fan of blond ales. Actually this one has slightly more going on in flavor than most but not a whole lot. It pours a golden clear and leave a slight bit of white soapy lacing in the glass. smells like yeast and slight grainy sweet malt. taste is of that typical blond ale grainybready beer taste, But this has just a slight bit of lemon bittering, It. has a very slick mouth feel which like the can says goes down easy enough.
I am still not a blond ale fan, but this one is one of the better ones I have had. I probably wouldn't get another one of these and I am glad It was a single. But, I don't have anything bad to say about it either. It might be a good intro to craft for a bmc drinker, but hell if I know.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured goldenrod, slightly hazy, from the can. Crisp, grain forward with sweet honey and malt following. Not a lot of complexity here. Feel is drinkable and medium bodied

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Photo of zander4dawin
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Blonde colored beer, smell is sweet, cereal notes. Taste is a sweet beer, fat, with a yeasty start and a Corn Pops finish. Mouthfeel is really slick and buttery the really makes it drinkable. Hop presences is a non-factor think they were going for an easy drinking crowd pleasure and even though I might reach for a Bombshell Blonde first Dallas Blonde remains a solid Texas blonde option.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Golden amber in color and slightly hazy. Thin fizzy head produced and no lacing present.

Aroma- Bready malt most present with some small hop aromas as well.

Taste- First sip reveals some nice citrus hop flavor, which then subsides into a bready malt on the back end.

Mouthfeel- Clean and crisp. Medium bodied and slightly creamy feel on the tongue.

Overall- I like this alot and if I had more access to it I would put this in the rotation for summer and probably all year. Plenty of flavor and extremely drinkable, I would definitely recommend this one. (86/100)

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Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 352 ratings