Lonely Blonde

American Blonde Ale Fulton Beer

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Lonely Blonde, an American Blonde Ale by Fulton Beer

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

Appearance

This blonde pours a clear straw and is topped by a thick cap of rocky white foam that persists briefly. Small patches of lace cling to the sides of the glass. A few bubbles stream in the glass.

Aroma

Noble hops give the aroma a spicy kick that’s gently backed by a hint of grain. But the wheat begins to assert itself more prominently as the beer warms.

Flavor

The palate begins with a taste of wheat bread and honey that transitions to a mild bite of spicy, peppery hops. The bitterness is mellowed by bready malt and a light but tangy-sweet citrus.

Mouthfeel

The feel has a smooth draw that turns grainy on the backend. It has a medium body and carbonation that’s a shade over moderate.

Overall

The Lonely Blonde ticks the boxes expected of the style. Looks and feels nice. The aroma and palate are straightforward but pleasant. The brew is light and easily crushed. Fulton Beer plays it safe, and thus, you may not be overly impressed, but you can’t argue against its solid execution.

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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.