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Old 01-24-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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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

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:03 AM   #2
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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

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

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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!

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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
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Belgian blondes are notorius for lace and head, everything you want in a beer.
...and in a woman.
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No one really cares that a woman started this thread do they? lol
Seriously, anyone an imperial blonde?

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"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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