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Pale American Ale - Blonde Ale


Easy-drinking, approachable, malt-oriented American craft beer, often with interesting fruit, hop, or character malt notes. Well-balanced and clean, is a refreshing pint without aggressive flavors.

Flavor Profile: Initial soft malty sweetness, but optionally some light character malt flavor (e.g., bread, toast, biscuit, wheat) can also be present. Caramel flavors typically absent; if present, they are typically low-color caramel notes. Low to medium fruity esters o

Ingredients: Generally all malt, but can include up to 25% wheat malt and some sugar adjuncts. Any hop variety can be used. Clean American, lightly fruity English, or Kölsch yeast. May also be made with lager yeast, or cold-conditioned. Some versions may have honey, s

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Top 10 Blonde Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Founders Mosaic Promise
5.5 gal 5.88% 71.48 1.056 1.011
Partial Mash 5625
Summer Beer
5 gal 5.4% 42.3 1.055 1.014
All Grain 5228
Coffee Blonde
11 gal 4.55% 15.91 1.048 1.013
All Grain 5218
Dead Pony Club
20 L 3.85% 35.01 1.039 1.010
All Grain 4683
Porter House
5 gal 5.28% 23.08 1.048 1.008
BIAB 4237
Riwaka SmaSh
21 L 6.77% 49.37 1.066 1.015
All Grain 3943
CD BLND PILOT
2300 L 4.19% 16.48 1.039 1.007
All Grain 3752
브루독-LICHTENSTEIN PALE ALE-변형
23 L 4.86% 29.41 1.047 1.010
All Grain 3241
Hoppy Blonde
3 gal 5.06% 14.36 1.051 1.013
All Grain 2756
DKN (Drop Kick Nate)
20.8 L 5.52% 81.03 1.052 1.010
All Grain 2548

Newest Blonde Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
bitoriginal
500 L 5.45% 26.5 1.055 1.014
All Grain 1
Xpa by CFJ
20.8 L 5.62% 41.94 1.053 1.010
extract 7
Bundon SMaSH
5 gal 5.69% 41.81 1.054 1.010
extract 9
SMASH PALE ALE 24
60 L 4.69% 8.35 1.055 1.019
All Grain 10
HBA Barrel Blonde
10 gal 5.09% 10.4 1.054 1.015
BIAB 10
Blonde Ale 001
12 L 4.56% 19.83 1.047 1.012
All Grain 65
Blondish V1 (2pipes)
70 gal 6.27% 15.6 1.063 1.015
All Grain 7
Hot Blonde
11 gal 5.38% 25.89 1.050 1.009
All Grain 12
Blonde ale -jan 2023
11 gal 5.17% 22.49 1.051 1.012
BIAB 14
Kick it Back Blonde
5.5 gal 4.19% 32.64 1.039 1.007
BIAB 44

Fermentables Used In Blonde Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 1,612 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 76% 3% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 660 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 7% 1% - 100%
American - Pilsner 535 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 63% 5% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 480 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 8% 0% - 100%
American - Vienna 445 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 16% 2% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 412 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 62% 0% - 100%
Flaked Oats 376 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 37%
American - Pale Ale 322 American Grain base malt 3.5°L
37 71% 6% - 100%
German - Pilsner 317 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 64% 3% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 311 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 13% 0% - 100%

Hops Used In Blonde Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 1,530 7 32% 1% - 100%
Citra 785 11 26% 2% - 100%
Centennial 595 10 26% 1% - 100%
Amarillo 501 8.6 26% 2% - 100%
Magnum 401 15 29% 2% - 100%
Mosaic 390 12.5 26% 2% - 100%
Simcoe 316 12.7 22% 0% - 100%
Willamette 294 4.5 48% 7% - 100%
Galaxy 271 14.25 24% 1% - 100%
Columbus 268 15 27% 0% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Blonde Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 62 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 56% 5% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 45 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 62% 5% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 38 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 77% 14% - 100%
Honey Malt 24 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 64% 17% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 18 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 75% 33% - 100%
American - Vienna 16 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 45% 9% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 16 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 60% 11% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 14 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 47% 13% - 100%
American - White Wheat 13 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 35% 18% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 15L 11 American Grain crystal malt 15°L
35 77% 25% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Blonde Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 2,020 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 362 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 245 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 228 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 186 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Mangrove Jack - US West Coast Yeast M44 85 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 78% 59°F 74°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 78 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - American Ale II 1272 71 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 74% 60°F 72°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® VOSS KVEIK ALE YEAST 61 Lallemand Ales High High 80% 77°F 104°F
White Labs - San Diego Super Yeast WLP090 49 White Labs Ale High Med-High 79.5% 65°F 68°F

Other Ingredients Used In Blonde Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 628 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 444 Fining Boil 68% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 323 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 265 Herb Boil 69% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 263 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 263 Water Agt Mash 70% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 132 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 99 Water Agt Mash 64% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 95 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 84 Water Agt Boil 40% 0% - 100%

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