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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Strong Belgian Ale Belgian Blond Ale

BJCP 25A

BJCP 2015 25A Belgian Blond Ale example
25A - Belgian Blond Ale

 

Overall Impression

A moderate-strength golden ale that has a subtle fruity-spicy Belgian yeast complexity, slightly malty-sweet flavor, and dry finish.

Comments

Often has an almost lager-like character, which gives it a cleaner profile in comparison to many other Belgian styles. Belgians use the term Blond, while the French spell it Blonde. Most commercial examples are in the 6.5 - 7% ABV range. Many Trappist or artisanal Belgian beers are called Blond but those are not representative of this style.

Commercial Examples

Affligem Blond, Grimbergen Blond, La Trappe Blond, Leffe Blond, Val-Dieu Blond

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VITAL

  • OG:  1062 - 1075
  • FG:  1008 - 1018
  • ABV: 6 - 7.5
  • IBU: 15 - 30
  • SRM: 4 - 7
BJCP 2015 25A - Belgian Blond Ale Commercial Example
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