Beer Review

Play Date – Sour Blonde Ale Review

Brewed by: Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Style: American Sour Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.4%

IBU: 8

Availability: Year Round

5.9 Total Score
Super Tart

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.

Feel in the Mouth
  • Refreshing
  • Super Tart
  • Super Tart (It's both a Pro and Con for me)
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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.

Temp likes to take full advantage of flip flop and short weather. He can be found enjoying a delicious beer or Whiskey with friends, talking your ear off or just relaxing with the family. Chance's are there is always something to smile about especially when it comes to booze.

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