Malty but not so sweet, focusing on aromatic Belgian malt flavours. Like all our beers Big Blonde is the result of a top-fermented and Lagering combination giving you a unique ale with a continental touch. Big Blonde is a firm favourite sure to tickle your taste buds!
What is a Blonde Beer?
Blonde ales are very pale in colour. The term “blonde” for pale beers is common in Europe and South America – particularly in France, Italy, Belgium, the UK, and Brazil – though the beers may not have much in common, other than colour. Blondes tend to be clear, crisp, and dry, with low-to-medium bitterness and aroma from hops, and some sweetness from malt. Fruitiness from esters may be perceived. A lighter body from higher carbonation may be noticed. In the United Kingdom, golden or summer ales were developed in the late 20th century by breweries to compete with the pale lager market. A typical golden ale has an appearance and profile similar to that of a pale lager. Malt’s character is subdued and the hop profile ranges from spicy to citrus; common hops include Styrian Golding and Cascade. Alcohol is in the 4% to 5% abv range. The UK style is attributed to John Gilbert, owner of Hop Back Brewery, who developed “Summer Lightning” in 1989, which won several awards and inspired numerous imitators. Belgian blondes are often made with pilsner malt. Some beer writers regard blonde and golden ales as distinct styles, while others do not. Duvel is a typical Belgian blonde ale, and one of the most popular bottled beers in the country as well as being well known internationally. Source: Wikipedia
Unfiltered and Unpasteurized
All our beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized. It’s beer as fresh as it can be! Our 500ml glass bottle beers have a best before of 3 months. Please always keep our beers refrigerated or under 12 degrees which will extend the shelf life and experience.
No Forced Carbonation