Drop Dead Blonde | Stevens Point Brewery

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Drop Dead BlondeDrop Dead Blonde

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hosehead83 on 05-11-2012

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.84/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a crispy gold color with near 100% transparency and a small, frothy white cap of 1/2 finger.

Smells like a typical BMC lager, skunk and all. some faint baked bread notes hidden underneath.

The flavor profile starts with your run of the mill BMC junk, with a starchy pale grain bill, followed by a quiet bite of hop and a bready aftertaste.

Feel is crisp and smooth, perfect baseball game beer, but has a slight chalkiness due to a slight bump in hop boil character.

Drop Dead Blonde is a fair alternative to those hot summer day macro swills, but even on a fishing boat I'd be more inclined to reach for a Two Hearted or even a Michelob Amber Bock after 1 or 2 of these. I don't think I could ever do a sixer. Oh and as far as complexity or craft goes, yeah that's way out the window. I wasn't expecting much so I'm not too let down.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I picked up a bottle of Point's Drop Dead Blonde a couple weeks ago for $1.79 at Boyne Country Provisions. I was looking for a few easy drinking beers and I thought I would take a chance on this one, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label is nice, it goes with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy pale yellow color that took on more of a golden hue when held to the light with a fingers worth of bubbly white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a little bit of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the some fruity yeast being the first to show up and it imparts a little bit of an apple cider like aroma with a little bit of doughy aroma coming through in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart a grainy. pale malt. sweet malt and bready aromas. This beer has a decent aroma, but it's pretty close to being average for the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up this time and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with no single malty aspect seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes that fruity yeast with just a slight doughy aspect coming through. On the finish there's no hops or bitterness with a little bit of sweet malts taking it's place and it had a grainy and fruity yeast like aftertaste. This was an Ok tasting beer that was very average for the style.

M- Smooth, pretty crisp, a little clean, on the thicker side of being light bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this beer was just ok and I thought it was very average for the style, it didn't have anything that made it stick out and while it was still pretty true to style it seemed like almost every aspect was mediocre. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, it goes down smooth, but the flavor doesn't hold my attention. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and mouthfeel, they were both nice and the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was how bland it was, it needed just a little bit of hops to balance out the malts and yeast. I wouldn't buy this beer again, it's pretty easy to find a better Blonde Ale and I would recommend it. All in all this beer wasn't that great and it left me wanting a little more from it. IT's one of my least favorite Point beers and I would say it's just slightly below average. better luck next time guys, this one could use some work.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This blonde pours a clear yellow straw color with a light head that dissipates to a thin pool of foam and a moderate layer. Nose of light grains and very light sweet malts. Flavors follow the nose with light notes of grains followed, a light sweet malt note, and a lightly sour grain aftertaste. Good mouth feel with solid carbonation is a saver in this brew. A standard light beer with a bit more character than most of the bigger mass produced brews out there. Would be nice on ice and a barbecue....then onto the imperial stouts!


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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
2.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Looks like your basic big-brand pilsner, has little in terms of aroma, and matches that in flavor. Not much going on, and there's better beers in the blonde ale department.

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Photo of Libeertarian
2.94/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looked like water on the pour, but hit the glass a medium straw gold. Quite clear with delicate, dissipating white head. Smell and taste are both strongly grainy/crackery, with malt sweetness. Hop bitterness is almost non-existent, but lends to the mildest of black pepper notes. The taste is pretty consistent throughout from start to finish, varying in absolute strength, but not really in ratio. Thin, smooth, with medium carbonation, and very drinkable. Refreshing like a Pale/Premium/Adjunct Lager or a Pilsner, but considerably less hoppy than most of those.

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Photo of smcolw
2.42/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Crystal clear straw color. Good starting head but it dies rapidly to rim bubbles. A few tiny bubbles for lace.

The smell brings a raw, unmalted grain smell. Naked alcohol and the initial nose of skunk.

The flavor and body are very watery. This feels like a lowly carbonated soda pop. The flavor mimics the smell with a crushed barley taste. Leans to the sweet side. Nearly no hop--the finish and aftertaste are short and lacking.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Pours out to a thin white head and light gold-yellow color. No lacing. Aroma is light malts and floral/spicy hops. Flavor does more of the same with a crisp, dry grainy finish. Mouthfeel is light for style. Overall a pretty decent brew.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled last night on 8/13/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "Schlitz" tall glass. Alcohol content is 4.1% (ABV) as seen on the left bottom side of the front label.

Pours a clear straw-yellow in color with a small white fizzy head that dissipates fairly quick. Very little spotty lacing is seen but not much. Above average carbonation. The aroma is mostly of malts/hops for the most part with a hint of floral. The taste is pretty much the same with a bit more hops that I didn't except and ends with a slight dry finish. Also a slight bitter finish but didn't last too long. Overall, it was just OK. Included in the points was a little 'extra' for the cutie on the front label even. LOL! :)

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.69/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
3.5% ABV, "Refreshing ale with 110 calories."

A - Hello gorgeous! Drop Dead Blonde pours a slender, crystal clear pale straw yellow body topped by loose white locks of foam; sexy...for a moment. The effervescent head fades pretty quickly, and with it, the aroma. No lace left on the glass.

S - A beauty to look at, but boy does this blonde smell. Laden with sulfur, the loose head vanishes far too quickly to grab much more without a hearty swirl, but some floral, noble-like hop notes evaporate into the air briefly, followed by traces of honey sweetness, grainy pale malt, and a touch of corn.

T - Surprisingly hoppier than expected, Drop Dead Blonde has a noteworthy noble hop floral character that encases simple, dry pale malt graininess and a kiss of honey for a rather tasty light beer.

M - Very lager-like, this crisp, refreshing ale has carbonation bite to the finish that dries the palate out nicely while allowing some hop bitterness to linger on the tongue.

O - Drop Dead Blonde is labeled an ale, twice, but sure comes off lager-like! Crisp and clean, Drop Dead Blonde is crisp and refreshing light ale that drinks like a lager and quenches thirst with a nice floral hop profile. She's not a beer you'd want to put a ring on but flirt with this one on a hot day and it'll cool you off promptly.

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Photo of scaliasux
1.86/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Very light yellow. Crystal clear and bubbly. Tall white foamy head. Quickly dissipates.

Smell - Light pale malt. Not unlike a macrolager.

Taste - Very light. Sweet pale malt and water. Hint of hoppy sourness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - An ale version of a diet beer? Not sure I needed that.

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Photo of jtierney89
1/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Super pale super clear yellow and fizzy. Little head. Nothing on the nose but grain. Goes down like an amstel light, pretty close to tasting like seltzer water. Touch of grain prickly carbonation and not a single hop flavor that I can detect. There are far better low calorie beers out there that probably have even less calories than this but actually have some flavor. I'd go as fast as saying miller lite has more flavor than this one. Just bland and unenjoyable. If i'm gonna cut calories why would I was it on this $9 six as opposed to the thousands of 6$ ones that tastes just the same if not possibly better.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.15/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was part of a huge haul that I picked up at Binny's (South Loop) during my latest visit to the Windy City. I am always looking to expand The CANQuest (TM), but this one hits a little close to home. Many is the blonde who has told me to "Drop Dead!" If they meant this in terms of looks, they should have used a gun moll blonde from the cover of some old noir/pulp fiction.

The Crack was kind of unobtrusive so to enliven things, I utilized an inverted Glug. This resulted in a foamy finger of bone-white head with modest retention. Color was a sunshine yellow with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose had a characteristic lager sweetness, seemingly devoid of corn or other unwanted adjuncts, but something still smelled a little off. Mouthfeel was medium and it really was pretty tasty, slightly sweet, definitely lager and without any adjuncts discernible. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing. This would make a great lawnmower beer. I guess that I am kind of like Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man in that I do not usually drink light lagers, but when I do, this is the sort of thing that I enjoy. Stay CANned, my friends.

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Photo of tone77
3.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A thanks goes out to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a small head. Smell is of malts, some grains. Taste is mild, malts and grains, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of drakkath
3.23/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into my 32 oz mug. BA doesn't have it listed yet, but it's 3.5% abv

a: Pale yellow straw in color, 1/2 inch head that didn't hang out for too long, very minimal lacing, some carbonation bubbles making their way to the surface

s: Malty, and as others have pointed out, this is labled as an "ale" but I smell the adjuncts

t: Some more character than the BMCs of the world -- decent malty sweetness that is quickly quashed by hops. A good balance for a light beer.

m: Like soda water. Very light, very smooth, mild carbonation bite right after opening, though

o: This is a light beer. You can parse the "ale" or "lager" and ultimately all light beers up having the same comparable characteristics. I did find this one slightly more complex and satisfying, and even that may be because I love Steven's Point. A great go-to for yard work or a break to a simple, light beer. Great thirst quencher

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Photo of beertunes
2.85/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to WoodyChandler for this one. Poured into 9oz pilsener glass.Poured a very light and thin looking yellow with just a thin cap of white head that had zero retention or lacing. There were lots of carbonation bubbles sticking to the side of the glass though.

The aroma was slightly sweet, with a touch of grain in the background. The basic aroma profile was that of "beer", that generic beery smell we all know from dive bars and bowling alleys. The taste was the same, a slightly sweet beer taste, no real outstanding notes, or terrible ones either.

The body was crisp and the beer was easy drinking, although there was a slight stickiness on the finish. Drinkability was good enough, my can went down very quickly and easily. Overall, while nothing special or worth seeking out, this brew would make a decent "chore beer", when you just want a quick, refreshing brew while playing with your weed-eater, this would be an acceptable choice.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.63/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, pale golden color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates instantly. Not much lacing was left behind.

Smell - I'm not detecting much in the aroma. Just a subtle sweetness and grains.

Taste - Slightly sweet with pale malts, corn, very grainy, and somewhat of a metallic flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied (watery) with medium carbonation.

Overall - I originally thought this was going to be a blonde ale, judging from the title. This tastes like your typical light lager. It's good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Photo of HeightsEats
3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is pale and smell is what you'd expect from a blonde, cereal malt with a bit of a bite. Flavor is mildly sweet with a distinctive but not overpowering hop aftertaste. Medium to light bodied. I'm not sure why this is labeled as a "light lager" when it tastes more like a blonde ale, with a much better body and flavor than anything typically labeled "light." This is a good hot weather beer.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.08/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a clear pale yellow like a pilsner, only without any real head or lacing to speak of. Smells vaguely like adjuncts, and tastes vaguely like beer, I guess, but mostly handles like a refreshing mineral water that has been "beer flavored" with extremely diluted extract. Not a real winner in my book. If I wanted to have this sort of experience (and I don't) I'd consume a BMC. At least it isn't skunked in any way.

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Photo of hosehead83
2.62/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Clear, pale yellow in color. Very short, quickly dissapating head of white foam.
Aroma-Faint pilsner malt
Taste-Watery "light" beer flavor. Like drinking water out of a rinsed glass that had actual beer in it. "110 calories" touted on the label makes me think that this is Steven's Point version of a light beer. No need to stoop so low guys, your other offerings are pretty good if not very good. Let the macro brews deal with the watery beer, and keep up the craft end of things that you do pretty well. I'd rather have one of your crisp pale ales or quenching wheat brews on a hot day than snuggle up with this skanky blonde.

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Drop Dead Blonde from Stevens Point Brewery
2.92 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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