- The Basics
- Starting gravity = 1.047; final gravity = 1.009; abv = 5.0%; IBU = 21 (estimated)
- Clear (but not brilliant), light golden color; fine and fairly persistent white head.
- Lightly malty and ever so slightly fruity.
- Smooth and very lightly fruity maltiness; a delicate bitterness but certainly not prominent on that end.
- Medium carbonation, within bounds for the style; a light and smooth body with a nice light finish (just a hint of malt and hops).
- Would I brew this again?
- Certainly! This is my second iteration of the recipe (and first one to be kegged). Pretty much everything about it is spot-on as an easy-drinking summer beer. It also got pretty good marks at the recent homebrew club meeting, so I'll count that as a positive too.
- Overall rating
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Beer Tasting: Summer Blonde Ale 1.1
Summer Blonde Ale 1.1 has been carbonating and conditioning in the keg for the past month, so now is as good of a time as any to sample it. We've really been enjoying this beer, and I think it's definitely earned its place as a "go-to" summer recipe.