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AHA Guideline

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Golden or Blonde Ale

Golden or Blonde Ales are straw to light amber. Chill haze should be absent. Hop aroma is low to medium-low, present but not dominant. Light malt sweetness is present. Hop flavor is low to medium-low, present but not dominant. Hop bitterness is low to medium. Fruity esters may be perceived but not predominant. Diacetyl should not be perceived. DMS should not be perceived. Body is crisp, light to medium.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.045 - 1.056 (11.2 - 13.8)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.008 - 1.016 (2.1 - 4.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.20% - 4.00% (4.10% - 5.10%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (15 - 25)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 3 - 7 (6 - 14)
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