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Bitter & Twisted | 4.2% a.b.v. | Scotland

Saltaire Blonde | 4.0% a.b.v. | England

Little Valley Tod’s Blonde | 5.0% a.b.v. | England

Bourgogne de Flandres Blonde | 6.0% a.b.v. | Belgium

Blonde ales are more unusual for the Flanders style – so Bourgogne de Flandres Blonde is an example of how eccentricity is an essential element of Belgian beer. Golden in colour, with distinct cloudiness from the residual yeast, Bourgogne de Flandres Blonde has aromas of mild phenols, some spice, and smooth yeastiness. The taste is surprisingly restrained (given the style), with malt and grain pre-dominating, and combining with a white pepper finish. A more accessible example of the Flanders style – an excellent point to start an adventure of this range of beers.