Beer 283/365 – Atwater Dirty Blonde

Atwater Dirty Blonde

Style: Witbier

ABV: 4.5%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Very under malted for a witbier

Will I be drinking this again: Nope

Grade: C+

8/18/2010: Thanks to Brett for suggesting this beer to me. It seems to me Atwater makes either really good beer, or really below average beer. It just seems like there is no middle road with them. I am hoping for the prior with this one. Their Vanilla Java Porter (I’ll try anything with vanilla in the name) used to be one of my favorite beers, but from what I read they have changed that recipe from the original. I haven’t had one in almost 3 years so its hard to say.

All I can smell is orange juice in the nose. The flavor lacks a good malt presence, actually the more I’m drinking this it lacks flavor period. I can appreciate an easy drinking beer, but I want there to be some sort of flavor I can lean on. There is some tartness there, but its not super pleasant. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, and it is under-carbonated. Brett thanks for the suggestion, but next time I’ll take a real life Dirty Blonde over the Fermented beverage version.

Picture of the day: This girl either needs to learn how to use the liquify tool in photoshop correctly, or needs to call a good contractor.

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