Blonde Ale

Blonde Ale

2893 beers | 3.126 Avg Score

Often referred to as blonde or golden ales, this style is obviously named after their appearance. Their aromas and flavors can range from light to medium intensity, typically featuring a maltiness moreso than a hoppiness. Light fruity flavors can be apparent, as well as medium hopping levels (although these are not hopped to levels of an American pale ale). Sometimes blonde ales incorporate up to 25% wheat in their malt base as well as sugar adjuncts. Yet, the finish should be fairly crisp and dry (sometimes from a cold conditioning). Despite their malty and sometimes sweet flavors, blonde ales should not be cloying and are generally highly drinkable, comparable to their German Kolsch counterparts.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Coopers Sparkling Ale
Australia
75
3.295
Shipyard Export Ale
ME, United States
43
3.035
Redhook Sunrye
WA, United States
40
3.003
Samuel Smith Organic Ale
United Kingdom
39
3.528
Labatt 50
Canada
37
2.993
Abita Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale
LA, United States
37
3.207
Redhook Blonde
WA, United States
32
2.983
Carolina Blonde
NC, United States
30
2.818
Yuengling Lord Chesterfield Ale
PA, United States
29
2.731
Molson Export Ale
Canada
28
2.694
Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
United Kingdom
28
3.462
Hair of the Dog Ruth
OR, United States
26
3.521
St. Peters Golden Ale
United Kingdom
25
3.271
Key West Sunset Ale
FL, United States
23
2.954
Rogue Oregon Golden Ale
OR, United States
23
3.346
Lakefront New Grist
WI, United States
23
2.384
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
HI, United States
23
3.096
Hopback Summer Lightning
United Kingdom
22
3.260
Petes Wicked Rally Cap
TX, United States
21
3.125
Ballantine XXX Ale
WI, United States
20
2.326