Blonde aleNorth American 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 flavor or aroma
. A lighter body from higher carbonation
may be noticed. The lightness in the use of hopes and malt can make blonde ales
a good introduction to craft industry beers for consumers
only familiar with mass-marketed
Commercial examples include Goose Island Blonde and Bridgeport Pintail Ale.
Based on the industry definition published by the Association of Brewers.