Typically light and fruity, blond beers have a smooth and pale malt character that allows all the other ingredients to shine through. In Belgium, that means lots of lovely yeasty esters (aromas) of clove, banana and bread, while blonde ales from the rest of the world load in the hops to get that modern citrus aroma.
What is a blonde beer? Well, packed with flavour, blonde beers – also known as golden ales and blonde ales – come in an amazing array of styles, making them both accessible and interesting. One thing they all have in common is their bright, golden colour and typically high alcohol by volume. But aside from these two factors, blonde beers are often totally different.
Belgian blonde beers are the classic golden ale variety, however. Featuring world-leading, award-winning breweries like Huyghe, Westmalle and Duvel, these delicious and inventive blonde beers are the perfect introduction to the variety, with balanced hop and malt flavours, but plenty of inventive fruity, biscuity notes bursting through!
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