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Glutenberg Blonde Ale

Golden / Blonde Ale /4.5% ABV / Canada

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Product details

Category
Golden / Blonde Ale
Region
Canada
Type
Craft
ABV
4.5%
IBU
15
Tasting Notes
Grainy, Balanced, Bready
Food Pairing
Nuts, Salads & Greens
Features
Gluten Reduced
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

More than a year of research was invested in the development of our first beer. The Glutenberg Blonde and a new brewery, BSG, were born. Beer lovers will appreciate its complexity. Although simple in appearance, it reveals a high level of refinement. Dry and citrusy, the Glutenberg Blonde is an easy to drink beer that is in a class of its own.

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  • Sydne
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    Expired. Horrible. Have reached out to customer service to no avail

  • michele
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    Verified Buyer

    Let me tell you how much I love this Blonde Ale! It is delicious and very, very refreshing!! I am a big beer fan but have been disappointed in the gluten-free selections until now. Depending on my mood I will try the IPA or the Stout but the Blond is my FAVORITE!

  • Guy
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    My favorite GF beer in the world!

  • Heather C.
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    Crisp & thirst quenching with a lemony note-it’s charming & refreshing. My beer loving partner will drink this over other beers although he has no issues with gluten.

FAQs

Golden/blonde ale is an approachable, delicious beer that ticks all the boxes: it’s flavorful, relatively healthy, gorgeous to look at, refreshing and not too strong on flavors like hops or malt. That makes it a great choice for those moments when you simply want to “grab a beer” and relax — and with plenty of different flavors like spices, fruit, honey and hoppy bitterness to choose from in different brands, you’ll never grow tired of deep-diving into the golden/blonde world. Either lager or ale yeast can be used to make golden/blonde ale, which further adds to the flavor opportunities.
The prevailing flavors of golden/blonde ale are a delicious graininess and bready flavor. They’re also sweet and can be fruity thanks to the type of yeast used, though this is balanced by a light hoppy bitterness. Ales tend to have fuller bodies than lagers, and though golden/blonde ale is no exception to this rule, it does not have the filling effect of many other ales. Instead, its lower calorie and carb counts make it a great choice when you want a bready beer without the filling effect.
You can expect your average golden/blonde ale to pack an ABV rating of 4.8%. The reason for this alcohol rating is a historical one. During the first half of the 20th century, World War I and World War II had each radically changed the beer industry. In 1915, in the thick of the first World War, British Parliament signed the Defense of the Realm Act into law. This law required beer to be produced at lower alcohol levels to ensure English workers weren’t partying too hard to produce war munitions. At the same time, many of the ingredients used to make darker ales came from Germany and became difficult to source. As a result, lower-alcohol, paler beers became increasingly popular until they became the norm.
Traditionally, golden/blonde ale is not gluten-free as it’s made using malt. However, thanks to modern beer-making innovations, you can enjoy gluten-free golden/blonde ales from several different makers. One of these is Ultimate Light Golden Ale by Omission, which is a smooth ale that goes down easy and packs a flavorful punch. Think plenty of hoppy citruses and a clean finish. Better yet, this gluten-free option packs only 99 calories and 3 grams of carbs, so it won’t fill you up like many of its gluten-happy alternatives.
Golden/blonde ale is indeed an ale, though it’s sometimes fermented using lager yeasts. Being an ale means it is produced using a different method from that of lagers: ales are made using warm temperatures between 60° and 70°F with top-fermenting yeast, which imparts a fuller body and a sweet, fruity flavor. By contrast, lagers are made using bottom-fermenting yeast in cooler temperatures — usually between 35°F and 50°F. As a result, they tend to have a crisp, refreshing bite that’s clean and sharp. Brewmasters will often add things like malts and hops for additional flavor.
You can expect your average golden/blonde ale to contain 107 calories and 2 grams of carbohydrates for a 12 oz. serving. For comparison, a regular beer usually weighs in a bit heavier at 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates. Those are pretty significant savings in both, particularly in carbs. You get to enjoy a beer with a bready, grainy flavor that’s also got some delightful sweet notes to it — all for a lower calorie/carb price.

Drizly's take

Light and refreshing, the Glutenberg Blonde Ale is a gluten-reduced drink with 4.5% ABV. Brewed in Canada, it pours a clear golden color with an effervescent foam. There are several layers of flavors and scents in this Glutenberg blonde beer. Floral notes yield to herbaceous hints with tastes of corn, apple and herbal hops. There's very little bitterness in this easy-to-drink beer with a subtly sweet taste with a tasty finish. The simple yet refined flavor of this gluten-reduced beer pairs well with a variety of dishes and cuisines, making it a versatile food pairing option. Serve this mild and citrusy beer with foods like a chicken sandwich or pesto, tomato and mozzarella on a hoagie. It's also a tasty brew to match with mellow and herbaceous cheeses like Fontina. Sample this Canadian blonde ale by clicking these links to search for Drizly in your city and look for liquor stores on Drizly near you.

-This 4.5% ABV beer is a gluten-reduced drink
-Features herbaceous hints with traces of corn, apple and herbal hops
-Tastes mildly sweet
-Pairs well with lighter meals


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