Golden or Blonde Ale

Ale - Germany

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4 - 5%
  • IBU: 15 - 25
  • Color:   3 -   7 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.045 - 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.016

Golden or Blonde ales are straw to golden blonde in color. They have a crisp, dry palate, light to medium body, and light malt sweetness. Low to medium hop aroma may be present but does not dominate. Bitterness is low to medium. Fruity esters may be perceived but do not predominate. Diacetyl should not be perceived. Chill haze should be absent.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.