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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A Golden Ale brewed with dark, bittersweet chocolate. It has a balanced, malty sweetness, and decadent chocolate character with a nice dry finish.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2206) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
Nearly clear, gold to orange pour with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, toasted corn, caramel, toffee and tree fruit. Flavor starts off with a mixture of chocolate coffee syrup and cocoa nibs, then some toast, sweet cereal, sweet corn, toffee, grass and fruity notes. Light body, thin, slightly (and awkwardly) acidic feel with a light, slightly sharp carbonation. This beer is pretty strange, but I kinda dig it.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16405) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2985) - 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.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (9510) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
355ml can. Blonde pour. This beer is jsut sweet and chocolate cakey, pretty mediocre.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Can, poured into a tulip at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a quite hazy amber-gold, which looks similar to clover honey that has crystallized solid. Forms a thick white head which vanishes without a trace in short order. No lacing. Smell: Somewhat akin to opening a chocolate bar under oneís nose while standing in a wheaty, grassy prairie in the springtime. Thereís a hint of sweetness, and pollen. Taste: This opens with a wheaten-grassy blonde ale flavor profile, which is joined by an ever-increasing taste of milk chocolate starting in the middle and growing in strength to the finish. By the end, the chocolate has shifted to darker chocolate, and combines with a grassy sort of bitterness, leaving an aftertaste that mingles the two. Mouthfeel: Pretty thin and light, with a finish bordering on watery. Overall: Not a bad beer. Also not anything particularly amazing. I may repeat it when in and around Iowa.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
[Can] Deep golden pour with a soda-like head. Nose is of imitation chocolate and grains. Flavors of cocoa powder, cereal grains and minerals. Harsh carbonation. Not very clean in the taste department. Detecting some off-flavors as it warms.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap at brewery, honestly, kind of a cool idea, but it just didnít come out right for me, maybe make this a one off and not can it? Pours a clear gold with no head at all, the aroma has a ton of artificial vanilla and a hint of chocolate as well, the flavor has a huge chocolate like front end with a sweet finish, just doesnít work for me.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbuskirk (674) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2015 Dirty Blonde isnít as sexy as it thinks. Thatís not to say that itís bad. Itís not. A chocolate-infused Blond Ale is a bold idea and the execution is respectable. Still, I wasnít convinced. Smell is sweet (mostly malt and a hint of bittersweet chocolate) but slight. Appearance is just okay - Iíd like more head and and a cleaner body. I was torn when it came to the chocolaty flavor. At times, I liked the sweetness. At other times, I thought the chocolate syrup taste was a little too much. While Iím caught in the middle on this beer, I suspect that most drinkers will either love it or hate it.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kaserk (55) - wdm, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Drank this can of amazing at the lakehouse. So smooth and yummy. Chocolate and spectacular.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (4178) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Can at Lakehouse 2. Choclate light beer. Weird. Not bad. Confusing. Better than the ratings are

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Can, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a lightly hazy blonde with a big fluffy white head and decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is yeasty with lots of husky maltiness and a faintest whiff of chocolate.

The chocolate flavor is neat, decidedly forward but not overwhelming. The beer is never awfully sweet but the chocolate character hints more at a sweet than bitter chocolate. The beer has a little bit of harsh bitterness that seems derived from the malt more than anything. The malt is husky & the beer is a touch metallic.

Decidedly not bad tasting.


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