Orange Zest Golden Ale

This Belgian-inspired blonde ale is deliciously complex and deceptively strong, with nuances of lemon meringue, tangerine and clove. It’s a fruit forward ale with a dry finish and a most refreshing, citrus kiss. Great with rich pastas, shellfish, hearty greens and robust dialogue.

ABV 8.5%

IBU 30

FLAVOR PROFILE

Lemon Cake, Tangerine, Fluffy

AVAILABILITY

Summer Seasonal

INGREDIENTS

MALT

Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Weyermann Pilsner, Canada Malting Superior, Carafoam, Acidulated

HOPS

Tettnang, Tettnang, Huell Melon

YEAST

Belgian Ale

SUGAR

Candi Sugar

History

Living in the Abbey brewing tradition, lies a sect of beer known as the Belgian Blondes and Strong Golden Ales. These beers are seductive, powerful, and deceptive. Known for being bright and snappy like a Pilsner, but complex like a Tripel, the Strong Blondes live in the 6.5%-7.5% range, while the Strong Goldens makes its way up to 8.5%. These beers are dry, slightly fruity, spicy, and have a soft pear flavor. When bottle conditioned they are bright and sparkly like Champagne and the foam bursts in your mouth as you sip.   

pFriem’s Orange Zest Golden Ale gives nod to the Golden and Blonde Ales of Belgium that are brewed with Oats, Candi Sugar, and Coriander. These fluffy and delicate beers are floral, smooth, and laced with lovely orange notes.

Tasting Notes

Bright blonde topped with pillowy white foam. Boosting aromas of tangerine zest, clove, and lemon meringue. Fluffy and delicate flavors of lemon cake, pie spice, orange sherbet, and zest. Finishes light, effervescent, with a citrus kiss.

Food Pairings

Great with salty and fatty hors d'oeuvres such as prosciutto, jamon serrano and gravlax. Great with pastas such as capellini alla cecca, spaghetti agli e olio, and gnocchi con pesto di Levanto. Delicate fish with a squeeze of lemon or simply prepared fattier fish: sardines, fresh anchovies and Spanish mackerel. Bitter and hearty greens such as Belgian endives, terviso, and radicchio. Raw oysters, steamed clams, and of course mussels and frites.