All-Star Blonde Ale

Beer Name: All-Star Blonde Ale

Brewery: Sugar Tree Brewery, St. Helens, OR

Purchase Place: NA (homebrew)

Style: American Blonde

Ale or Lager: Ale

ABV: 4.2%

IBU: 15

Color:  Gold, opaque

BJCP Ref: 18A. Blonde Ale

Head Retention: Good.  Poured from the keg nicely, stayed while reviewing.

Aroma: Citrus, grassy, slight hop aroma.

Strongest Flavor: Citrus, but not from hop flavor

Finish: Strong citrus presence, slight dryness, decent grain flavor, good hop presence

Temperature: 37*

Likes: The head, flavor, aroma, and color

Dislikes: The simplistic and weak aroma.

Environment: One drink of this and you are at a BBQ, or any type of gathering, maybe a bon fine, sitting on the beach.  This beer is 12-month drinkable, it blends with all occasions, but really stounds out when the weather is a bit above 80*F.

Recommend: Yes.  Not because this ale is a recipe I designed and brewed myself.  But because it is a very flexible, and tasty ale.  The ABV is light, the IBU’s are at a good location, and the beer just refreshes you with each drink.  It is a very easy beer to drink, cook with, and pretty much anything you want from the ale.  This is the only yellow beer that is a staple here at my brewery, that right there says a lot when I am willing to sacrifice a tap for a yellow beer. The only way to get your hands on one of these is to swing by the house, belly up to the table, and start a conversation.

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