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Tasting impressions #33: Light Blonde

November 27, 2012

This dinner ale went down to 1010 OG indicating ~2.9 per cent abv.

Aroma is slightly grassy with those typical European hop notes, and slightly fruity. Obviously mouthfeel is light and a bit watery but also quite round. Taste is dry and crisp, neutral, almost pilsner/lager-like except with that roundness. Was worried about the yeast (S-33) but in the end it dropped quite well although the last two inches from the bottle look like a hefeweizen in the glass – together with a slight citrus note. Excellent drink after a run or the gym.

Edit: I am drinking a very chilled glass of this beer now and have to say that it is very crisp and clean tasting. Using Safbrew S-33 yeast seems to be a very good way to brew a lager-like ale and not having to go through all the hassle of fermenting temperature controls and long lagering times of the real thing.

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