Very pale in color, with a profile similar to that of a pale lager. The term "Blonde" for pale beers is commonly used in Europe and South America (particularly in France, Belgium, the UK, and Brazil) though the beers may not have much in common other than color. Blondes tend to be clear, crisp, and dry, with low-to-medium bitterness and aroma from hops, and sweetness from malt. Alcohol ranges from 4% to 5% abv. Can be lighter in body from higher carbonation.
Goldens, sometimes known as Summer Ales, were developed in the late 20th century by breweries to compete with the overall pale lager market.
Other names: Golden
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