Great South Bay
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Toasty and hoppy with citrus, pine, toffee and graham cracker tones
This Blonde Ale is refreshing drinkability turned up to 11. Citrus and malt tones with a strong foundation of floral and bready notes. This brew is a pale gold amber with a frothy white head, and a crisp light-bodied texture that just begs for the next sip.
We wanted to brew a crisp, crowd-pleasing ale that had all the flavor of an ale with the clean finish of a lager. The aim was vast appeal and drinkability. We thought that this is definitely one that everyone would attack, and it would turn into a Ballroom Blitz.
Blonde Ales are tasty, food-friendly beers with some sweet tones and a lighter body with a clean finish. A Philly cheesesteak is probably one of the best ways to go with this beer. The rich, cheesy, nature of the sandwich is deliciously cleaned up by the sparkling effervescence and clean finish of the beer, while still providing some consonance with the toastiness of the bread. For a cheese pairing, you will have a great time with an aged manchego, and finally, for dessert make sure you try out salted caramel chocolate chip cookies.
An easy-drinking classic light beer also referred to as golden ale. They are light in color and are smooth and well-balanced in both aroma and taste. They traditionally are made with lager or ale yeast thus they have a ‘bready’ or wheatiness about them. They came about in the American craft beer movement as a great introduction to craft beers, definitely a great starter into your foray into the wild world of craft beer and then a staple. Its flavor presents initial soft malty sweetness, but optionally some light character malt flavor (e.g., bread, toast, biscuit, wheat) can also be present. Caramel flavors typically absent; if present, they are typically low-color caramel notes. Low to medium fruity esters optional, but are welcome. Light to moderate hop flavor (any variety), but shouldn’t be overly aggressive. Medium-low to medium bitterness, but the balance is normally towards the malt or even between malt and hops. Finishes medium-dry to slightly malty-sweet; impression of sweetness is often an expression of lower bitterness than actual residual sweetness.