Dirty Blonde
Saddlebock Brewery

Dirty BlondeDirty Blonde
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Saddlebock Brewery
Arkansas, United States
3.66 | pDev: 24.04%
Jun 15, 2021
Oct 19, 2013
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Rated: 3 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jun 15, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by doowhat from Arkansas

Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by Sethmcd from Arkansas

Jun 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Nu2CraftBeer from Arkansas

4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I don’t drink much beer, so for me to have a 2nd glass of anything, it has to be amazing. Saddlebock’s Dirty Blond is just that, it is everything one can love about beer all in one glass.

I made a trip out to the Saddlebock tasting room near Fayetteville, AR, where I am a student (GO HOGS!!). It was part of a group outing so I wasn't to sure I would find anything to drink, as I am not a big beer drinker. The bartender was really nice and suggested I try the Dirty Blonde. I have since added the SB Dirty Blonde to my short, but growing list of beers I DO DRINK!

Nice gold color with a nice foam on top, so the aroma was really nice. I don't have many beers to compare it to but this one is really good and was worth the trip.
Feb 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, slight alcohol, hint of hops, slight yeast, and slight resin. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight alcohol, slight resin, hint of earthiness, and a hint of hops. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.
Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by beer_lover13 from Arkansas

Oct 13, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Oct 11, 2015
Rated: 3.13 by Skillet from Arkansas

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3 by Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

Jul 26, 2015
Rated: 2.96 by capnamerica from Arkansas

Jun 29, 2015
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Reviewed by DirtyMikeandTheBoys from Arkansas

1.26/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I live 30 miles from the brewery. I wasn't impressed paying $5-$6 for a 16oz bottle that tastes like it's brewed in a basement.

Appearance-Golden Straw and very cloudy. Kinda murky for a dirty blonde and a small white head that is gone faster than cheap light beer.

Smell-doesn't smell like beer

Taste-tastes like something went wrong. Tastes more like a tangy lemon tart ale vs a dirty blonde. Real grainy and the taste lingers in a bad kinda way.

Save your money
Feb 20, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by cjr0401 from Arkansas

Dec 22, 2014
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Rated by steve0416 from Arkansas

4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
What a great Kolsch beer!
Dec 21, 2014
Rated: 5 by essammot from Arkansas

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3.52 by PursuitOfHoppiness from New Jersey

Oct 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by Basoos1 from Oklahoma

Sep 13, 2014
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A - Poured out a golden yellow color with a small head.

S - It smelled sweet with a touch of grains.

T - It tasted sweet with some citrus. There was a subtle hop bite.

M - A light-bodied beer.

O - This is a nice beer for a hot day. Very sessionable.
Aug 24, 2014
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Reviewed by donkeyrunner from Massachusetts

2.16/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Gold with a decent head for the style. Smells like foot sweat and golden malt. Tastes surprisingly (and alarmingly) tart and acidic. Lots of tart lemon. The fact that this is very similar to a wild ale and nothing like a kolsch leads me to believe that something went very wrong with this beer. Because it's not skunky or gives off flavors associated with being overly light stricken I'm assuming it's a quality control issue and that somewhere bacteria jumped into the batch. I'm 0 for 2 or Arkansas beers.
Jul 20, 2014
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly chill-hazed gold/bronze with 2+ fingers of pearl white head. Decent head retention & lacing

S: Pears, grassyness

T: Follows the nose, slight sweet grainyness. Some pears, hay & white grapes as this warms. Finishes with a little pear, sweet grainyness & a touch of lemon Finishes fairly crisp

MF: Slightly overcarbonated, medium bodied. Well balanced for the style

I wish I knew how old this was, no discernable dating I can see. Close to the style, easy enough to drink. This beer could be a year round seller for these guys with a few tweaks
Apr 28, 2014
Dirty Blonde from Saddlebock Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 22 ratings