Lonely Blonde is an American Blonde Ale that’s brewed by Fulton Beer, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a pilsner glass from a 16 oz. can.
What You Need to Know
This award-winning Blonde is light and crisp. It’s made with German noble hops and balanced by a trio of malts. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
This blonde ale 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.
Noble hops give the aroma a spicy kick that’s gently backed by a hint of grain. But a scent of wheat bread begins to assert itself as the beer warms.
The palate is led by a taste of wheat bread and honey that transitions to a mild bite of spicy, peppery hops. The bitterness is then mellowed by bready malt and a light but tangy-sweet citrus.
The feel has a smooth draw that turns grainy on the back end. It has a medium body and carbonation that’s a shade over moderate.
The Lonely Blonde ticks all the boxes expected of the style. It looks lovely in the glass. Its aroma and palate are straightforward but pleasant. The brew has a light and crisp feel that makes it easily crushed. You might say that Fulton Beer plays it safe, and thus, may not be overly impressed. But you certainly can’t argue against its solid execution.