Category 36: Golden or Blonde Ale

Color:
Straw to gold
Clarity:
Chill haze should not be present.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Low malt sweetness and toast, cereal-like or other pale malt attributes should be present in flavor and aroma at low to medium-low levels.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Hop aroma and flavor should be low to medium-low, present but not dominant.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Fruity esters may be present at low to medium-low levels. Diacetyl and DMS should not be present.
Body:
Low to medium with a crisp finish
Alcohol by Volume:
4.10% – 5.10%
IBU:
15-25
SRM Color:
3-7