What to say about Waterfront Blonde Ale? This brew is made by Shipyard Brewing Company in Maine under the auspice of Waterfront Brewing Company. There is not much in the way of web-presence, but it is still found even down here in North Carolina.
This blonde ale has a nice golden color, with a hint of darker tones and a bright, well formed head when poured from the bottle.
When you breathe in the aroma, a bright, slightly sweet, citrus note comes through.
The taste has a mild hop flavor, with the over-all impression of grapefruit that carries through to the slight bitterness on the back end, but not much in complexity.
Of my friends and family who tried this, all agreed that for an inexpensive beer, it was easy to drink, light on the palate with a clean, crisp finish. A good beer to start with when you are first exploring.
Recipe ideas: This would be an adequate beer to try making your own shandy out of, or to pair with fish.by