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brewsnthelou 01-24-2013 09:10 PM

Imperial Blonde
 
I've got my Imperial Blonde in my primary and it's doing well but I started thinking that Im not sure what an Imperial Blonde is... I just saw the label that showed a big, Bold, Higher ABV blonde and thought, hey that sounds like me, it's got to be good right? (yes, I'm a dork, please forgive)
Ok not the best logic but can anyone point me to an example of a commercial craft Imperial Blonde so I can see how it's 'supposed' to taste??

Many thanks from a dumb blonde :)

edb 01-25-2013 06:03 AM

Interesting idea to brew an Imperial Blonde, post some more details on it.

According to the guidelines a blonde ale is
1.035-1.054 SG
3-6 SRM
15.0-28.0 IBU

The strongest beers in that SRM range are Belgian Ales such as Belgian Blonde 1.062-1.075 or
Belgian Golden Strong 1.070 - 1.095

brewsnthelou 01-26-2013 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edb
Interesting idea to brew an Imperial Blonde, post some more details on it.

According to the guidelines a blonde ale is
1.035-1.054 SG
3-6 SRM
15.0-28.0 IBU

The strongest beers in that SRM range are Belgian Ales such as Belgian Blonde 1.062-1.075 or
Belgian Golden Strong 1.070 - 1.095

This is a brewers best kit with ABV of 7-8% and FG of 1.015-1.018 IBU 26-30

alane1 01-26-2013 01:14 AM

Belgian blondes are notorius for lace and head, everything you want in a beer.

cheesehed007 01-26-2013 05:38 PM

I made this kit as my first. Who can turn down a Big Blonde, right?? The closest I've found locally is from Rush River Brewing. www.rushriverbeer.com They have an Imperial India Pale Ale .. my blonde tasted pretty close to this. Hope this helps!! Cheers!

brewsnthelou 01-26-2013 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheesehed007
I made this kit as my first. Who can turn down a Big Blonde, right?? The closest I've found locally is from Rush River Brewing. www.rushriverbeer.com They have an Imperial India Pale Ale .. my blonde tasted pretty close to this. Hope this helps!! Cheers!

That's right! Big blondes rule, beer, ya ya beer, lol

SteveHeff 01-26-2013 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alane1 (Post 4827496)
Belgian blondes are notorius for lace and head, everything you want in a beer.

...and in a woman.

brewsnthelou 01-27-2013 12:07 AM

No one really cares that a woman started this thread do they? lol
Seriously, anyone an imperial blonde?

cheesehed007 01-27-2013 04:17 AM

"Give me a blonde that's 6'2 boy and that's not all" -- Rod Stewart

brewsnthelou 01-27-2013 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheesehed007
"Give me a blonde that's 6'2 boy and that's not all" -- Rod Stewart

Any man named "Rod" has my vote, lol


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