Brewed by: Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Style: American Sour Blonde Ale
Availability: Year Round
Very tart but interesting beer. Overall I found it to be refreshing but definitely sour. This is not a beer you will probably want to drink more than one per outing.
- Super Tart
- Super Tart (It's both a Pro and Con for me)
1-2.9 = Terrible 3-4.9 = Mehh… 5-6.9 = So So 7-8.9 = Worth Drinking 9-10 = Damn Good
Play Date was made using Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde and adding dates turning it into a sour. I grabbed this beer even though I don’t normally like sours but I was in a very adventurous mood I suppose so what the heck, I’ll give it a chance. Especially since dates in a beer is completely new to me. The very first sip of this was super tart. I immediately thought to myself ” well this is the only one of these I will be drinking”. Mostly meaning I wouldn’t be able to drink more than one per sitting.
Play Date has a beautiful hazy amber color. There wasn’t a lot of head on the pour and it faded pretty quick, before I put the glass down to be exact. I think I was able to smell the dates, I’m not sure since I just realized I don’t really know the smell of dates. Some of the other aromas I encounter where malt, some sweetness, tartiness.
I was surprised that this beer didn’t have a higher alcohol content, the beer had a Belgian strong kinda thing going on.
Overall, I felt that Play Date was an interesting beer with not much complexity. It was definitely a refreshing beer and is worth trying at least once for most and definitely for those that prefer sours. I will probably not buy another one but if someone offered me one I would not turn it down.