Blonde ale


Blonde ale

Blonde ales, also called golden ales range in color from that of straw to golden blond(e). They are clear, crisp, and dry, with low-to-medium bitterness and aroma from hops, and some sweetness from malt. Fruitiness from esters may be perceived but do not dominate the flavour or aroma. A lighter body from higher carbonation may be noticed. The lightness in the use of hops and malt can make blonde ales a good introduction to craft industry beers for consumers only familiar with mass-marketed beers.

Commercial examples

From Belgium

* Leffe blonde
* Grimbergen blonde
* Duvel
* Moinette blonde
* Westvleteren blonde
* La Trappe blonde
* Achel blond

From France

* Jenlain blonde
* Étoile du Nord
* Eurelienne blonde
* Pelforth blonde

From the United States

* Black Diamond Belgian Blonde [http://www.bdbrewing.com/Default.aspx?tabid=59]
* Bridgeport Pintail Ale
* Goose Island Blonde
* Real Ale Fireman's #4
* Red Hook Blonde Ale

From Australia

* Coopers Sparkling Ale

Based on the industry definition published by the [http://www.beertown.org/ Association of Brewers] .

ee also

* Belgian blonde ale


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