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%
 
 
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2
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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 laser4322
4/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 jtransel
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of 03fatboy
3.49/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miami66
3.55/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneSickPuppy
2.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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!

Cheers

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

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 craigsp
3.07/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dinobambam
3.64/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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 buckfever5
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of TWolff
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Jliebert
5/5  rDev +71.2%

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 green_plastic
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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