Pinnacle Blonde (500ml Bottle)
Cascade and Perle hops provide bitterness and delicate aromas, and pale malt and roasted barley give a pleasing copper colour to this, a real session beer.
Pours dark golden with a big, creamy white head. Lots of bubbles reaching for it. Fizzes, but has good duration. Aroma is sweet hoppy, some caramel and pine. Dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour is rather hoppy, light caramel and good pine bitter finish. Very refreshing.
Golden Ale/Blond Ale
There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional "Canadian Ale", an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs - a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up - very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American counterparts.