Ten12

Brewery: Nita Beer Company (Ottawa, Canada) Type: Blonde Ale ABV: 5% IBU: 44.6 (Yes… they gave it to a decimal place…I don’t know why) Thoughts:   Lots of carbonation happening.  Golden shine- looks more like a lager/pilsner than an ale- I guess that’s where the blonde ale comes in though.  Very thin and delicate head quickly taken…

Carol Anne

Brewery: Whiprsnapr Brewing Company (Nepean, Ontario) Type: Irish Blonde Ale ABV: 4.7% IBU: 34 Thoughts:  Very carbonated, thin white head, orange glow.  Nice looking- looks like a wheat beer.  It’s interesting!  Very little sweetness, very little bitterness, I can’t discern anything it is doing if I’m honest.  It’s a dry hop and gentle malt mix for sure because…

Sultana Gold

Brewery: Lake of the Woods Brewing Co. Type: Blonde Ale ABV: 5% IBU: 15 Appearance / Aroma: Has notes sweet pineapple and rose, in addition to some mellow floral hop. A light grain base sits just beneath. The head is medium in density and leaves a decent lacing. The beer has an orange color. Taste / Feel: It would appear…

Saint of Circumstances

(4.2) Brewery: Collective Arts Brewing Type: Blonde Ale ABV: 4.8% IBU: 19 (!) Appearance / Aroma: Fluffy meringue-like white head that gives a spicy, floral hop aroma. Perhaps a few citrus notes as well. It’s color is a slightly cloudy apple juice; yellow-orange. Taste / Feel: After smelling the beer I was worried it was going to be heavy on…

Amsterdam Blonde

Brewery: Amsterdam Brewing Company Type: Blonde ABV: 5.0% Appearance / Aroma / Body: This beer has a wonderfully dense head with a little bit of lacing in the glass. It smells like a summer citrus fruit; tangy and sweet.Its color is a pale yellow and very pure and clear with no cloudiness. Taste / Feel: There’s a fair amount of carbonation…

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…