Belgian-Style Blonde Ale

Ale - Belgium

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 6 - 7.8%
  • IBU: 15 - 30
  • Color:   4 -   7 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.054 - 1.068
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.014

Belgian-style blond ales are characterized by low yet evident hop bitterness, flavor, and sometimes aroma. Light to medium body and low malt aroma with a sweet, spiced and a low to medium fruity-ester character orchestrated in flavor and aroma. Sugar may be used to lighten perceived body. They are blonde to golden in color. Noble-type hops are commonly used. Low levels of phenolic spiciness from yeast byproducts may be perceived. Diacetyl should not be perceived. Acidic character should not be present. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.

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