Dallas Blonde | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
deepellumbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mora2000 on 08-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
303
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.56%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
110
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 303 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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 kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz yellow aluminum can acquired at a local corner mart and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Reviewed as a blonde ale.

Served cold - at fridge temp. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a 3.5 finger head of white colour. Okay thickness and creaminess. Decently frothy. Little lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average - about 3 minutes.

Body colour is a translucent transparent pale copper. Kind of dirty looking. It's hazy, with hanging particles clearly visible in the body. It's kind of off-putting.

Overall, it's an underwhelming appearance for a blonde ale. Far from unique or special.

Sm: Clean barley, grains, and blonde malts. Some floral hop character. That's about it. A simple but fairly pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

As it warms, I pick up on some light nectary character.

T: Blonde malts, clean barley, honey, grains, and floral hop character. On the sweeter side, but not cloying.

Has an okay balance and build. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. It's certainly a simple beer, and lacks subtlety or nuance.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Lightly refreshing. Somewhat soft. A biteen overcarbonated. Medium-bodied. Moderate weight on the palate. Has nice presence for what it is.

Not oily, gushed, hot, astringent, boozy, or chewy.

Overall, this texture suits the taste well in a general sense, but doesn't come off custom-tailored specifically to it.

Dr: Easy to drink and enjoyable. It's a decent blonde ale, but I doubt I'll ever intentionally buy it again. I do like it for what it is, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends. A basic blonde from Deep Ellum.

Low C+

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Photo of brentk56
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A slightly hazy honey colored liquid pours out from the can; the cap is modest and fades though it leaves some strands behind

Smell: Somewhat grainy with a bit of vanilla sweetness, as well

Taste: Bready and grainy, with just a hint of vanilla in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Certain to be a crowd pleaser among certain beer drinkers, there is not much to dislike about this beer nor is there much to say, either

Thanks, duff247, for the opportunity

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Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Duff27
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Aggressive pour yields an inch tall white fizzy head. Body is a darker shade of yellow/lighter shade of orange. Cap and collar throughout, some splotchy lacing.

S- Aromas of pilsner malt, hay, grass, lemon.

T- Follows the nose. Not overdone with the sweetness as some of this style tend to be. Slight hop bitterness, well balanced overall. Dry and refreshing. Would guess 4.5-5%abv.

M- Medium to medium-high carbonation point, fits well here. Medium mouthfeel.

D/O- Rated to style. Nothing off-putting about this beer but nothing that stands out either. A fine alternative to mainsteam lagers. Thanks for this one kojevergas!

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The first things to come through in the aroma are biscuit malt and a hint of grass. I also get a bit of orange citrus, but it is subtle. The flavor is a bit different. The toffee and biscuit malt notes add some nice sweet character, which is complimented by the orange and grass notes from the hops. There is also an earthy character in the flavor which is quite nice. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of dwagner003
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 303 ratings.
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