Dageraad Brewing Co. – Belgian Blonde Ale Review
British Columbia’s first Belgian brewery is Burnaby’s Dageraad and they have already released two staple beers on tap and in bottles. First up is the Dageraad Blonde Ale which is a traditional Belgian Blonde brewed ‘with a secret blend of spices’. From the bottle this Belgian Blonde pours a hazy golden colour topped with a single finger of lacing head. Some Belgian Blondes seem a little more campaign like in comparison to this beer. The aroma is rather light with Belgian wheat tones, a touch of coriander and slight yeast tones coming through on the nose. The nose is light and forecasts a fairly dry, easy drinking blonde despite the 7.5% ABV. The flavour is slightly more to it than the nose predicts. A fairly heavy body with solid wheat tones and a well defined hop presence masks the slight coriander notes that came through on the nose. A slight pepper taste comes with the wheat-hop though adding a touch more oomph to this rather large Belgian Blonde. Belgians love their beer and they tend to be bigger than BC replicates. This is an authentic Belgian Style brewed right here in your BC backyard!
Alcohol – 7.55%
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.50 (Craft Retailer)