Belgian Blond Ale

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Belgian Blond Ale is a moderate version of Belgian strong ale designed to appeal to European Pilsner drinkers.


Belgian Blond Ale is a recent innovation on the older Belgian Strong Ale style. It was designed to appeal to European Pilsner drinkers and has a moderate strength but retains some Belgian complexity.


Medium body. Somewhat malty sweetness, but medium-dry to dry finish. Medium hop and alcohol balance. Light spicy/earthy hop flavor. Some candi-sugar sweetness. Light to deep gold color. Highly carbonated. Recent development meant to appeal to European Pilsner drinkers. Becoming more popular over time. A medium strength golden ale with Belgian complexity.


  • Color Range: 4.0-6.0 SRM
  • Original Gravity Range: 1.062-1.075 SG
  • Final Gravity Range: 1.008-1.016 SG
  • Bitterness Range: 20.0-30.0 IBU
  • Alcohol by Volume Range: 6.0-7.5 %
  • Carbonation Range: 2.2-2.8 vols
  • BJCP Style Number: 18 A


  • Belgian pilsner malt
  • Aromatic malts
  • Candi sugar or sucrose
  • Belgian yeast strains produce complex character
  • Noble Styrian Goldings or East Kent Goldings hops
  • No spices


  • Leffe Blond, Grimbergen Blond, Val-Dieu Blond, Pater Lieven Blond Abbey Ale, Affigen Blond, La Trappe Blond

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