Township 24 Brewery Range 28 Vienna Blonde Ale – Blond Ale at 5% ABV | 20 IBU

Township 24 Brewery Range 28 Vienna Blonde Ale Blond Ale at 5% ABV | 20 IBU (C$5.59 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, packaged on 29-Mar-2018, acquired 11-Apr-2018, reviewed 16-Apr-2018)

Appearance: clear pale amber with one fat finger of dense off-white head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel, grass, light floral, hint of buttery diacetyl. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, sweetish mild bitter finish. (3/5)

Bit of a boring style, but decently well-done, except for just the slightest hint of buttery diacetyl. Of course, I’d expect nothing less from Chestermere’s oldest and largest brewery… who also happen to be Chestermere’s newest and smallest brewery… (Yes, they’re Chestermere’s only brewery, and another new local Alberta brewery.) I’m not much of an expert with this style (because I find it a bit boring) but I’d like this better if it finished a bit cleaner. It tends just slightly sweet, making it slightly less than more-ish. Not unhappy I tried the one, but probably wouldn’t bother again. (14/20)

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