Type
Origin
Glass
Serving Temperature

7°-10°

Description

The Belgian-style blonde ale is typically easy-drinking, with a low but pleasing hop bitterness. This is a light- to medium-bodied ale, with a low malt aroma that has a spiced and sometimes fruity-ester character. Sugar is sometimes added to lighten the perceived body. This style is medium in sweetness and not as bitter as Belgian-style tripels or golden strong ales. It is usually brilliantly clear. The overall impression is balance between light sweetness, spice and low to medium fruity ester flavors.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    4 - 7
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    15 - 30
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    6.3% - 7.9%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Mild to Noticeable
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop flavor and aroma are not perceived to low. Hop bitterness is very low to low
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Malt aroma and flavor are low
  • Yeast Esters
    Low to medium fruity-ester aromas may be present and balanced with light malt and spice aromas
  • Yeast Phenols
    Spicy
Palate
  • Body
    Soft to Moderate
  • Carbonation
    Medium to High
  • Finish Length
    Short
  • Attenuation
    78 - 85
Ingredients
  • Hops
    Hallertau
  • Malt
    Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Aromatic
  • Water
    Varies
  • Yeast
    Ale
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Brie, Crusted Goat's Cheese
  • Entrée
    Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Dessert
    Angel Food Cake, Chocolate muffin
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Clear to Brilliant
  • Color
    Pale to Light Amber
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