Beer to Drink Music to ’17

American Blonde Ale Dogfish Head Craft Brewery


Beer to Drink Music to ’17, an American Blonde Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Beer to Drink Music to ’17 is an American Blonde Ale brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, was served in a pilsener glass from a bottle.


The blonde ale pours much darker than what’s expected for the style. Its color is an auburn hue and topped by an inch-thick head of soapy, white foam that persists briefly. A smattering of residue clings to the glass.


The aroma is quite pleasant; imparting a scent of sweet tropical fruit blended with fragrant hibiscus.


The palate offers a base of bready malt before ramping towards puckering flavors of passion fruit, kiwi, and lemon. The use of floral hops is mild but complementary. Finishes dryly.

At 6.8%, the ABV is particularly high for the style. Although no alcohol finds its way into the taste or aroma.


Mouthfeel is relatively smooth with a medium body and medium-light carbonation.


The Beer to Drink Music to ’17 is surprisingly tart but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, it could possibly be off-putting for some. That being said, it’s certainly a delightful late-afternoon refresher.

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About the American Blonde Ale

The American Blonde Ale is often the least complicated style offered by a brewery. As such, it’s easy to drink and approachable. It’s a refreshing brew with a clean palate that lacks any harsh or challenging flavors. It’s a preferred offering by many smaller breweries that don’t produce lagers.