Dallas Blonde
Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Dallas BlondeDallas Blonde
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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #547
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,698
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 14.61%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
367
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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  138
SCORE
79
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

2.41/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very light amber color with no head. Smells floral, citrusy & malty. Taste pretty much follows the nose, there is a faint amount of hops flavor to this beer that is nice. Medium-bodied with a smooth finish. Not a bad beer, worth the try.

Sep 11, 2020
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BigGold from Mississippi

2.91/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had twice poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped "CANNED ON: 05/19/20," brought from Texas by friend, into tumbler, and then poured into the drain.

Not bad beer, if you dig a little citrus and malt aroma and flavor with your cigarette butts. Maybe a production problem?

Jun 28, 2020
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RayRay12345 from Texas

1.68/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

The can looks very appealing but the beer taste like cat piss. Took 4 Swigs hoping to taste that amazing Carmel flavor but after the 5 swig I gave up. Over all waste of money.

Jun 14, 2020
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RomeosDelight69 from Texas

3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Easy drinker. Light body for 5.2 % abv. Definitely pick up some Vienna malt aroma and toasty taste. Not bitter or big hop aroma. Would definitely drink this after mowing my lawn or when you want drink a few without getting wasted. No skunk smell either. Great beer

Oct 27, 2019
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detgfrsh from Texas

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.

Jul 17, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

1/5  rDev -71.3%
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.

May 17, 2019
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Dec 16, 2018
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Nov 21, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Oct 03, 2018
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Jun 29, 2018
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Apr 23, 2018
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Jbbdrinker from Texas

4.16/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Feb 20, 2018
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Texasbrew from Texas

3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
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!

Jan 13, 2018
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mjurney from Texas

3.63/5  rDev +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.

Jan 12, 2018
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octafish from Texas

2.35/5  rDev -32.7%
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!

Feb 23, 2017
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txmilligan from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
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!!

Sep 25, 2016
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D1noB from Oklahoma

4.24/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Sep 18, 2016
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NomadDawg from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Jul 21, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
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...

May 09, 2016
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

May 07, 2016
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Feb 20, 2016
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ranger7 from Texas

3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Jan 23, 2016
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ZBowden from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Dec 31, 2015
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Pegasus from Texas

3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Nov 18, 2015
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Airtejas from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Sep 28, 2015
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