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Beer Styles

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Belgian-Style Blonde Ale

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.

Category: Belgian Styles

Food Pairings

  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Brie
  • Angel Food Cake

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
45-50 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Pale to Light Amber

Clarity

Clear to Brilliant

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Mild to Noticeable

Hop

Hop flavor and aroma are not perceived to low. Hop bitterness is very low to low

Malt

Malt aroma and flavor are low

Esters

Low to medium fruity-ester aromas may be present and balanced with light malt and spice aromas

Phenols

Spicy

Sensations

Body

Soft to Moderate

Carbonation

Medium to High

Finish Length

Short

Attenuation

Medium - High

Ingredients

Hops

Hallertau

Malt

Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Aromatic

Water

Varies

Yeast

Ale

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