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.

Published in: on August 18, 2010 at 10:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 30 – Atwater Winter Bock

Style: Bock

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Watered down Caramel

Will I be drinking this again: meh probably not

Grade: B-

12/8/2009: Follow the advise from the hand on the label and stop before buying this one. Kind of tastes like someone squeezed cherries and squirted caramel dessert sauce into soda water.

Okay its not THAT bad, but really there’s just not a lot going on in this beer. It doesn’t have a lot of body to it, and its just under flavored. The taste itself is not that bad, there just needs to be more of it. Oh and less alcohol taste. It doesn’t do a good job of hiding its 7.5% alcohol content. It’s a shame because I have had a few beers from Atwater that were pretty decent.

Published in: on December 8, 2009 at 9:14 am  Comments (1)  
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