In a world of triple dry-hopped, barrel-aged, adjunct-heavy beers, it seems almost anathema for me to drink a blonde ale.
It’s silly, but there’s so much craft out there that beer drinkers are supposed to be getting hot and bothered for, that the simple blonde ale seems to have gone by the wayside. But it is a solid beer to drink, an important beer to make, and just something easy on a night we don’t want anything too complex.
In comes Chica (Blonde Ale, 5% ABV, 16 IBU) from Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery in Opa-locka.
I got it because I knew there was going to come an evening where it’s time for something simple, and that evening finally came.
The beer was just as straightforward as I had hoped for, and as clean and flavorful as I needed. It’s got a bright straw color, with an interesting aroma that bounces between lemon and biscuit.
The flavor is a touch sweeter than most blonde ales I’ve had, almost approaching a Kolsch and bursting with flavors reminiscent of honey bun, lemon drops, and biscuit.
It was quite an enjoyable beer, very flavorful but still easy to drink, and everything I needed for my beer that evening. Paired with an exclusive Legacy CCB cigar, and it was exactly what I needed.
Drink Florida Craft,
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