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Best Blonde Ales - Top 10 Ranked by the 2011 U.S. Open Beer Championship


Golden or Blonde Ales Style

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 floral 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.
OG:
1.045-1.056
FG: 1.008-1.016
Alcohol by Weight: 3.2-4%
IBU: 15-25
Color SRM: 3-7  

 

 
This Top Ten List of Blonde Ales is from America's Best and Top Ten and from the results of the 2011 U.S. Open Beer Championship.

1. Sweetwater 420, Sweetwater Brewing, Georgia
2.
Cascade Ale - Deschutes Brewing, Oregon

3. Old Faithful Ale Grand Tetons Brewing, Idaho

4. Nebraska Blonde Ale - Nebraska Brewing, Nebraska
5. Wachusett Country Pale Ale - Wachusett Brewing, Massachusetts
6. Kaua'i Golden Ale - Hawaii Nui Brewing, Hawaii
7. RedBrick Blonde Ale - Redbrick Brewery, Georgia

8. Ipswich Summer Ale - Mercury Brewing Company, Massachusetts USA
9. Casco Bay Summer Ale - Casco Bay Brewing, Maine   
10. Clipper City Gold Ale - Clipper City Brewery, Maryland
                 
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