Cause and Effect Blonde


Brewery: Nickel Brook Brewing Company

Type: Blonde

ABV: 4.3%

Thoughts: Cause and Effect Blonde has a hazy, amber appearance in the glass. You can really smell the hops.

It shares a few qualities of a pale ale but with a couple of differences. Firstly, the hops are in no way bitter, which suits my personal preference. There is a slightly bitter aftertaste but it actually fades away pretty quickly. In almost perfect balance with the hops is a sweet wheat and grain taste and it ever so slightly alters the taste  of the hops giving them more of an earthy foundation that I find especially intriguing. Once swallowed, aside from the aforementioned brief bitterness, the exhale brings back that wheat/grain flavor, but this time without the hops.

I would call this a complex beer that took me a bit to figure out. I was trying to pick out any hints of citrus but couldn’t due to the hops. What I love most about it is how the hops and the grains both have their independence, hop aroma and grain exhale, but then come together in a wonderful way during the mouthful.

I should also mention that the body is fairly light and goes down clean.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Mike says:

    Sounds lovely!


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