From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “Belgian Style Blonde Ale”. The beer pours a golden colour with an off white to tan head. The aroma consists of Belgian yeast, banana, clove, spices and sweetness. The flavour is of bubble gum, banana, fruity, sugary, clove and spices. The alcohol content comes in at 7.1% with an IBU of 16. I don’t really have a sweet tooth and this beer was a bit too sweet for me. This is a serious desert beer.
From Burlington, Ontario’s Nickel Brook brewed by Better Bitters Brewing Co. comes their “Cause & Effect Blonde”. The aroma consists of a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The beer pours a grainy, bready, fruity and floral hops. The flavour is of grain, citrusy lemon, some earth, resin, grassy hops and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 19.
From Whitewater Brewing in Ottawa comes their “Farmer’s Daughter” A Blonde Ale. The beer pours a golden yellow colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of bready grains, citrus and floral hops. The flavour is of bready grain, lemony citrus, honey, grassy hops and a mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 22. This is a good standard blonde ale that would be especially good on a hot summer day.
Commercial Description: This blonde is proud of its roots. A selection of pale malted barley infuses with locally farmed hops to create a beer that is an eye-opener on a hot summer’s day. Light, yet defined flavours instil a sense of the hard work and drive for quality that has gone into this blonde.
From Hell’s Basement Brewery in Medicine Hat Alberta comes their “Boxcar Comforts Blonde Ale”. Thanks to Jeremy of Craft Beer Vancouver for this mixed 6 pack! The beer pours a copper colour with a white head. The aroma consists of caramel, honey, fruit and a sweet finish. The flavour is of caramel, biscuit, grain, honey sweetness, mild fruit and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an BIU of 22. This beer is not going to blow you away but like I have said before that is not a bad thing. Not every beer is going to be complex and challenging.
Commercial Description: In the late 1800s Medicine Hat was just a town of tents where many workers toiled to construct the CPR rail line. At the end of a hard day’s labour, some lucky workers were permitted to sleep in the freight cars that sat awaiting the railroad’s completion. These fortunate few enjoyed a sound sleep off of the cold hard ground without having to worry about the unwanted company of cactus and rattlesnakes.
According to brewery this beer pairs well with Inside Jokes
From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Thompson Okanagan comes their “Blonde Belgian-Style Ale”. The beer pours a citrus fruit, honey and yeast. The flavour is of citrus, citrus rind, honey, bready malts, Belgian yeast and some mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 32. This blonde was quite tasty and I will be finding more in the future.
Commercial Description: A medium bodied ale with a crisp, dry finish. The use of Pilsner and French aromatic malts create a golden colour with biscuit and honey flavours. Fermented at lager temperatures with Red Collar’s proprietary Belgian yeast strain. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated.