Lancaster Blonde is a blonde ale produced by multi-award winning, Lancaster Brewery. It’s one of four beers that make up their core range of traditional ales.
In an age where craft breweries are becoming increasingly experimental, pushing boundaries and veering further away from ye olde ales, Lancaster Brewery are unashamedly old-fashioned.
No fuss, just proper old school brewing using freshly milled malt, whole-leaf hops and live yeast brewed with a focus on sustainability – with power coming from solar panels on their roof and all used malt going to feed local free range pigs.
As a result, Lancaster Blonde is a really solid example of a traditional ale. Biscuit malt features at the forefront of the flavour profile, it’s low on carbonation, low bitterness and has a long dry finish. We had it in a bottle but it’s almost certainly a beer that should be enjoyed on cask, if that’s your kinda thing.
Craft beer drinkers used to super hopped DIPAs or adjunct stouts are likely to find this beer a little mundane. It’s a beer for the older generations, but that’s clear from the branding and the style of beers they produce; they’re a traditional brewer – and as such, they do what they do very well. It just won’t be for everyone.