Just like you, but different
The base of Premium Pilsner Malt and a restrained use of Pacifica and Wakatu hops gives a subtle citrus and floral aroma that leads you into a slightly sweet biscuity flavour which is backed up by a thirst quenching bitterness.
Best enjoyed straight from the can accompanied by good friends and lots of sunshine.
I might go with that.
Might I just.
This is the after dinner beer, the first of them, dinner being some prawns in lemon and not much else, and chicken in a sweet chilli and honey dressing, that came up all caramelised and succulent. That with the garden fresh salads. It was ok.
Pours straw golden with not much of a head.
I’m going to say immediately that this isn’t a beer that is doing it for me. I can’t pick and aroma, I can’t pick a flavour in the palate, and it seems to be whispy thin and pointless. No doubt someone would love it.
There is a lingering after of the hops, but this is an after the event and not a prequel or a sequel.
For me then the pdubyah-o-meter says that this would be a 5. Making it Average. Look I can’t like every beer I drink and I know what I like, this just ticks none of those boxes.
There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional “Canadian Ale”, an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs – a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up – very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American counterparts.