In this beer blog, we are going to sample out the new spring seasonal from New Belgium Brewery. It is their Spring Blonde Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this Colorado craft brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a clear golden color with a nice white head. The aroma is like lemon notes. The taste is refreshing malty to cirtus notes with a nice malty aftertaste. It is a nice drinkable beer for the spring time.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
Blondes are a favorite style among New Belgium employee-owners who have celebrated their 5-year anniversary with a spring trip to Belgium. These travels inspired our Spring Blonde and brought some old Belgium to New Belgium. Brewed with pale and Munich malts, this golden ale pours bright copper and holds a strong, white head aloft. A nose of lemon peel, pepper, and fresh-baked bread entice a sipping. Spring Blonde drinks malty, sweet and wonderful. And the easy Nugget hopping pedals towards a dry, lightly bitter finish. Shed that coat, grab some bikes, and crack some beers.
Here is a video about this beer on their website (www.newbelgium.com):
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In closing, I will be the first to say that I am not a huge fan of Spring and Summer Seasonals. There are some pretty good Spring and Summer Seasonals released every year into the market. I try them every year and I say the same thing over and over again. They are too light for me but that is by design and I understand why. New Belgium Brewery is always putting out new seasonals and pushing themselves. This is not my type of beer style and it does not make any of these Spring and Summer Seasonals bad. The one thing that I did like about this brew has a nice malty to citrus notes and refreshing drinking experience. It is perfect brew for the Spring Season. I recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser