New Belgium Spring Blonde

I'm here today at the Metro Gallery for the San Fermin concert, and before the end of the opening band's set I left towards the bar so that I could have a cup of beer in hand before San Fermin gets on the stage.

Having gotten The Raven Special Lager earlier tonight, I decided to get the only other beer available on draft, "New Belgium Spring Blonde Ale $6 (6%)."

I wrote: "New Belgium Spring Blonde Ale. Not much of a smell which I can detect. It has a nice and easy taste though. Light on the ale taste, e.g., not grassy at all." 9:34PM ET
I also wrote: "Like Lauren, I thought the beer was quite crisp." 9:36PM ET

New Belgium Spring Blonde

Relevant Links:
Spring Blonde (New Belgium Website)
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Website Information:

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.

VISUAL Copper gold, clear, light white foam and lacing.
AROMA Spicy black pepper and cloves; caramel, bread dough and cake batter; and a smattering of fruits: lemons, apples, pears and lemon.
FLAVOR Begins malty-sweet, finishes with a bitter linger.
MOUTHFEEL Coating in the middle with a dry finish.
BODY Medium-bodied.

ABV 6.0%
IBU 48
YEAST Hybrid ale yeast
HOPS Nugget
MALTS Pale, C-80

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