Drop Dead Blonde | Stevens Point Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hosehead83 on 05-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
19
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
22.95%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 19
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 KnappStout
1.57/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Not a good Blonde in my opinion. Could've been better.

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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 OregonGrown7
2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of olbubba
2/5  rDev -31.5%

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 dav2080
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of green_plastic
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of grumpygerman
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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 Herky21
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Zuidman
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Soneast
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of CjMcGarner
2.53/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 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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Photo of bakoebel
2.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bingja18
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Arherring
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Kunstman
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Zachtheporter
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of trumpetstu
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Westuh
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of BuckyNBeer
2.82/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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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Drop Dead Blonde from Stevens Point Brewery
2.92 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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