I recently started a Belgian Blonde that had a OG: 1.053 and finished with FG: 1.007.
So about 6.0% ABV. As far as I can tell in taste and style, this is really an Abbey Single or Patersbier / Enkel.
It's light, crisp, and a bit more hoppy (citrus) than most Belgians but less body than a Blond. A lighter version of say De Ranke XX Bitter. Problem is I can't figure out which BJCP category to put it in for an upcoming competition.
I have had a few folks that have tasted it really like it, so I think it is worth entering in a competition.
Problem is what BJCP category to place it in?
It's not really a 18A Belgian Blond.
It's also not really a 16B Belgian Pale ale (as discussed in above posts).
And it does not seem "special" enough to put in 16E Belgian Specialty Ales.
Anybody had any luck or ideas with this type of beer in competition?
Thanks in advance for any ideas!