Scone Blonde Ale

From Eating Asturias, the Encyclopedia of Asturian Gastronomy

This beer, according to the legend of Scone, is the second on the journey of the stone from the dawn of biblical time to the present.

After his dream of the ladder, Jacob carries the stone with him to Egypt. There it stays until the exodus of the Jewish people to the Promised Land begins.

Style Guidelines

  • Color: Pale Gold (06 SRM)
    • Standard: Straw to light amber (2-7(4-14 EBC) SRM)
  • Clarity: Very light chill haze. No hop haze
    • Standard: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures
  • Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low-medium malt flavors
    • Standard: Very low to low
  • Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Medium-low hop flavors. Low hop aroma
    • Standard: Very low to medium. Noble-type hops are commonly used.
  • Perceived Bitterness: Medium (28 IBUs)
    • Standard: Very low to medium-low (15-40 IBUs)
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Very low diacetyl flavor
    • Standard: Low to medium fruity esters are balanced with low level malt attributes. Low level yeast-derived phenolic spiciness may be present. Diacetyl and acidic character should not be present.
  • Body: Low
    • Standard: Low to medium

Tasting Notes

This is a nice slightly sweet, slightly malty blonde ale, in the Belgian mode – very smooth and subtle. The malt flavors develop well as the pint goes on. There are some citrus undertones from the hops, but very restrained. A very pleasant light-bodied easy drinking ale.