LocAle

American Blonde Ale SaltWater Brewery

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LocAle, an American Blonde Ale by SaltWater Brewery

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LocAle is an American Blonde Ale brewed by SaltWater Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a pilsener glass from a can.

Appearance

The ale pours a clear golden whose clarity becomes lightly cloudy as it settles. It’s topped by a thick cap of dense white foam that shows modest retention. A smattering of lace clings to the sides. Ample effervescence is visible in the glass.

Aroma

The aroma is faint with a tart note of lemon and sweet grain.

Flavor

The palate begins with a taste of bready malt that turns decidedly tart with a squeeze of lemon juice. A backbone of biscuit ties the palate together.

Mouthfeel

The body is light with moderately-high carbonation. Finishes astringently.

Overall

LocAle is light and refreshing. Its tartness isn’t typical for the style but isn’t overpowering. And adds to its refreshment.

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About the American Blonde Ale

The American Blonde Ale is often the least complicated style offered by a brewery. As such, it’s easy to drink and approachable. It’s a refreshing brew with a clean palate that lacks any harsh or challenging flavors. It’s a preferred offering by many smaller breweries that don’t produce lagers.