Blonde Ale

Blonde Ale

2947 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
New Belgium Hoptober Golden Ale
CO, United States
20
3.687
Cisco Baileys Ale
MA, United States
8
3.646
Russian River Depuration
CA, United States
6
3.633
Kelham Island Pale Rider
United Kingdom
6
3.622
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold Extra
United Kingdom
3
3.584
Titletown 400 Honey Ale
WI, United States
3
3.550
McAuslan Griffon Extra Pale Blonde Ale
Canada
15
3.539
Samuel Smith Organic Ale
United Kingdom
39
3.528
Hair of the Dog Ruth
OR, United States
26
3.521
Railhouse Dumb Blonde
WI, United States
2
3.520
Granite Ringwood Ale
Canada
2
3.520
Sugar Hill
NY, United States
4
3.514
Oakham White Dwarf
United Kingdom
4
3.514
Isle of Arran Blonde
United Kingdom
10
3.500
Celt Experience Golden Ale
United Kingdom
8
3.473
Roosters Yankee
United Kingdom
3
3.467
Ommegang Iron Throne
NY, United States
8
3.464
Sea Dog Windjammer Blonde Ale
ME, United States
5
3.463
Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
United Kingdom
28
3.462
Oakham Bishops Farewell
United Kingdom
2
3.460