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Blonde Beer: Characteristics and Types

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All the information about Blonde beer


The term lager does not define any specific style of beer, but refers to all those beers that are made using light or pale malts.


At ForBeerLovers we're going to tell you everything you need to know about Blonde Beer, one of the best known and most widely consumed types of beer in the world.

Characteristics of Blonde Beer

The Blonde beer is a type of beer that has a more yellow or blonde color than the rest of the beers.


Below we explain some of the main characteristics ofthe Blonde beer:

Appearance

They are usually golden beers with a crystalline appearance and a dense and abundant foam

Aroma

Subtlehop flavours


Graduation

They usually have an alcoholic content of about 5 degrees


Taste

Its flavor is very marked thanks to its malts. These give it a sweet and fruity taste.

Ingredients of Blonde Beer

In order to make this beer we will basically need these ingredients:


Malts

  • Chateau Pilsen 2RS 25-30 kg
  • Chateau Pale Ale 1,5 kg

Hops

  • Saaz 100g
  • Hersbucker 50g

Yeast

  • Safbrew T-58 70g

How it is made

Do you want to make blonde beer at home? You should know that, by following the all-grain method, you can make a high-quality beer yourself. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Maceration: Add the malts and wheat to 17.5 liters of water and macerate for one hour at 65 ºC. You will obtain the sweet must macerated from the malts.
  • Filtration: Separate the must from the spent grain with water at 76oC
  • Boil: Duration: 1 hour. After 15 minutes add the Saaz. After 55 minutes add the Hersbrucker. Remove the cloudy
  • Fermentation: at 25 - 28oC
  • Maturation: 2 days at 12oC, then for 2 weeks at 0-1oC

Here's a video of how to brew Blonde beer at home:


Types of lager

Nowadays, there are different types of blond beer depending on the practice thatis carried out during its production. Here are the most common

Pale Lager

Lager is possibly the most common brewing style in the world. However, they do not always have to be blonde, but can also be more toasted or black

Pilsner

It is almost identical in appearance to a normal pallet lager and differs basically in the ingredients used in its preparation.

Pale Ale

This is a high-fermentation lager or ale-style beer. These beers are basically characterized by the use of pale malts, originally dried with coke

Golden Ale

Golden ale is a brewing style practically identical to blonde ale. They are so similar that they can be considered as the same variety of high-fermentation beer. They are usually of British or American origin.

Belgian Blonde Ale

Blond beers of high fermentation of Belgian origin.



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