Hi again! Well I’m back with another new beer, this time from Brew Dog breweries, the famous craft brewer that comes to us from Fraserburgh, Scotland. Already I have tried their 5 A.M. Saint and felt it was one of the best Amber’s I have ever had. And as you can see, they have quite a lineup.
Unfortunately, we are somewhat limited in terms of what we can get here in BC. Aside from 5 AM and Trashy Blonde, I have yet to find another variety by them. Too bad too, because I’m sure I would enjoy it. But onto what the Trashy Blonde has to offer:
Appearance: Golden, pale and transparent, rather light for a pale ale
Nose: Coarse malts, reminiscent of a strong Belgian blonde
Taste: Distinct, Belgian-style malt, similar to Duval, giving way to a good, citrusy hop bite
Aftertaste: A long lingering bitter taste combined with a bitter malt finish
Personally, I’ve never been too big of a fan of the type of coarse blonde ales Belgium has been known to produce. And yet, I found I enjoyed this one quite thoroughly. I’ll also have to be sure to pick up some more 5 AM because that baby deserves a stellar review too. Well, finding it won’t be hard since I now know of two places that it likes to hang out. Something to do this week I guess!