Totally Dirt Cheap Beer | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
pittsburghbrewing.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5
Reviews:
4
Avg:
2.17
pDev:
29.49%
 
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by barnzy78:
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1/5  rDev -53.9%

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
2.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear golden hue; nil head, carbonation quite visible, fizzy soda like appearance. Cooked veggie and adjunct-filled aroma. Mild huskiness, corn flavoring in the foreground, a fair malt-based backbone, minimal, if any hop detection. Slight acidic and grainy aftertaste, yet not overly offending. No major characteristics, yet not the worst beer ever made; the words dirt and cheap in the name, cheap it is, worth trying just for the heck of it. As of January 2004, under five smacks for a 12-pack.

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Photo of marc77
2.95/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks like a pilsner, albeit w/ poor head retention. Crystal clear straw hue. DMS and grainy 6-row notes in aroma. w/ the slightest hint of noble hops. Watery mouthfeel w/ a slight metallic tinge, but very clean otherwise. There's just a touch of nondescript hop bitterness-- there's no hop flavor whatsoever. A corn - like sweetness manages to overpower the meager hop profile. That being said, I think this is better than other crappy domestic lagers. There aren't any significant off flavors. This one was a gift. I got a kick out of pouring a can of "Totally Dirt Cheap Beer" into my gold - rimmed Flensburger Pilsner glass. It was a hoot. As it says on the can: "It's always a lot of fun with Totally DIRT CHEAP Premium Beer"

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Photo of karst
2.36/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear pilsner color; quickie white head, some beading, eminates a sweet malt earthy corn-like aroma. Mild huskiness (kind of pleasing), corn flavoring in the foreground, a fair malt-based backbone, minimal hop bitterness acidic and grainy aftertaste, at 3 cans for a dollar - and union made!- you can almost cover the loss when you sell the aluminum can. Seriously, it was going out the door in large volumn at the Dirt Cheap liquor store on I 270 near the Mississippi River outlet. Thing is Totally Dirt Cheap is just not kind of "chick" now days!

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Photo of zeff80
2.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Given to me as a joke.

A - Poured out a golden/yellow color. It was highly carbonated with a small, white head that left no lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts.

T - It was bittersweet. There was a mix of corn and grain adjunct taste. Despite pouring it into a pint glass, it still had a metallic taste.

M - It was somewhat crisp. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not really something I'd get for myself, no matter how cheap it is.

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Totally Dirt Cheap Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
2.17 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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