The fruity, golden favourite that’s perfect for every occasion!
Blond ales tend to be deep golden in colour and more often than not are top-fermented beers. They are largely considered accessible and very approachable, perhaps explaining their huge popularity. Although enjoyed all year round, blonds are loved in the summer and best known for their thirst-quenching character.
Blond beer is soft and fresh in taste, which makes it a popular option. Often the alcohol percentage is higher than other styles, but on the whole, it can range from 5% up to 9.5%. They are almost always top-fermented giving them fruity and herbal flavours. Blond ales are pale to deep gold in colour, which is how they get their name. The malts and hops are well balanced, meaning blonds are good for any occasion, in any season, although more commonly enjoyed in summer!
Blond beers are crowd pleasers, they’re visually appealing with no particularly dominating malt or hop characteristics. This contributes to their smooth finish from first sip to last swallow. To get the most out of your next blond, have a go at matching it with chicken, seafood or pasta (as long as no heavy sauces are involved). If you’d like to go one step further, try it with sushi. Since sushi is a delicate fare, this is a perfect match!