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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Pale American Ale Blonde Ale


BJCP 2015 18A Blonde Ale example
18A - Blonde Ale


Overall Impression

Easy-drinking, approachable, malt-oriented American craft beer, often with interesting fruit, hop, or character malt notes. Well-balanced and clean, is a refreshing pint without aggressive flavors.


Brewpub alternative to standard American lagers, typically offered as an entry-level craft beer.

Commercial Examples

Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale, Russian River Aud Blonde, Victory Summer Love, Widmer Citra Summer Blonde Brew

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  • OG:  1038 - 1054
  • FG:  1008 - 1013
  • ABV: 3.8 - 5.5
  • IBU: 15 - 28
  • SRM: 3 - 6
BJCP 2015 18A - Blonde Ale Commercial Example