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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Light Hybrid Beer - Blonde Ale


BJCP 2008 6B Blonde Ale style example
6B - Light Hybrid Beer / Blonde Ale



Easy-drinking, approachable, malt-oriented American craft beer.


In addition to the more common American Blonde Ale, this category can also include modern English Summer Ales, American Kölsch-style beers, and less assertive American and English pale ales.


Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale, Russian River Aud Blonde, Rogue Oregon Golden Ale, Widmer Blonde Ale, Fuller's Summer Ale, Hollywood Blonde, Redhook Blonde

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

View Style on BJCP Website


OG: 1.038-1.054
FG: 1.008-1.013
IBU: 15-28
SRM: 3.0-6.0
ABV: 3.8-5.5%

BJCP 2008 6B Blonde Ale style example