Home >

Great River Dirty Blonde



on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A Golden Ale brewed with dark, bittersweet chocolate. It has a balanced, malty sweetness, and decadent chocolate character with a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Nice golden color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, nice chocolate notes, and some grain; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, grain, and some chocolate; Dry finish; Pretty interesting & decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (1176) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
12 oz. can pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head that lasts a while before leaving some lacing. Aroma is all chocolate and hazelnut. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a touch of bready malts in the middle and a slightly dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation. Iíd call this a white stout if it were a little thicker. This one is a fairly simple novelty, and not something Iíd try regularly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
This stuff is kind of cute but I am not sure it holds up as more than a novelty. Itís orange and hazy, mostly headless. It smells and tastes mildly of chocolate w/o much else aside from a hint of bready malt. Itís got a fairly full body w/o being terribly sweet but does feel a bit heavy despite prickly carbonation. I could probably drink more than one of these but I canít imagine why I would.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Can. A- Chocolate, hazelnuts. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Chocolate, nuts. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly sweet dry finish. O- Pretty good actually. Lots of chocolate and some hazelnut. I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2060) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
With a sampler I thought this was a good beer from the brewery. ON draft maybe so. But I bought a six pack . Aroma is light chocolate and watery. Flavor is watery and chocolate also. Mouthfeel is okay actually. I would look for another version of a white stout. But this isnít horrible. Look for the white buffalo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryecatcher (1264) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Can. Hazy, golden pour, not much of a head to speak of. Nose is chocolate chip cookie dough. Mouth is thin, mildly sweet, cookie dough and cocoa butter. Not great, but not terrible either. Probably would pair well with... um... cookies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Surprised I didnít have this when I visited there, but hereís a single can from Binnyís. Hazy gold pour under a fizzy head. Just a light malt smell with a note of cocoa. Iím liking the subtle Nestleís Quik taste sitting side-by-side with a dry malt base. Enjoying this while watching "Dracula," where BelŠ is also sucking on dirty blondes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at GTMW 2015. Hazy yellow color, thick creamy white head. Aroma of dusty cocoa. Taste is chocolatey straw. Interesting and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL. as a 5 oz. serving dispensed to a flight/fest glass, displaying a clear, golden color, with a frothy layer of soft white head foam, and good cling to the wavy ribbons of lacing. The nose was chocolate syrup, with candy sweetness, a bit of perfumey spiciness, and a slight hint of mint. Light+ bodied aided by spritzy carbonation, the taste added a modest, earthy bitterness that dried a bit on the finish. Unusual chocolate notes, but fairly sessionable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (10758) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
355ml can. Blonde pour. This beer is jsut sweet and chocolate cakey, pretty mediocre.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50