Divine Science Brewing Event Horizon Blonde Ale
Brewed in California, USA
Today’s review is for the Event Horizon Blonde Ale brewed by Divine Science Brewing in Southern California. By the way, they’re currently shipping this beer to 4 western states in light of recent COVID-19 challenges. Find out the details in my recent article: Gluten Free Breweries Shipping Beer In Response To COVID-19
The Event Horizon Blonde Ale is brewed on a base of rice, millet, and organic corn. It has a 4% ABV (super light!) and is packaged in 12 ounce cans. This beer also happens to be vegan, in case that’s important to you. :) This is my second review for Divine Science Brewing. If you missed the first, their Third Contact IPA, be sure to check it out. I’ll include a link at the end of this review to make it easy.
The Taste Test
Event Horizon Blonde Ale
The Event Horizon Blonde pours with a fairly clear sunshine-gold color. The tone of the color lightens significantly when held up to the light. It had a wonderful head too. A ring of bubbles are left resting on the glass after the majority of the head bubbles away.
The aroma is malty and bright. Not many hop qualities on the nose which allows the rice, millet, and corn qualities to shine through a more boldly. This blonde ale’s taste is quite interesting. It’s not at all fruity, unlike most of the gluten free blondes out there. It’s dry. Not necessarily in texture/bitterness, but in absence of sweetness for sure. The bitterness is next-to-none, in my opinion.
Like the aroma, the flavor is dominated largely by the malt bill. I feel like the corn is especially strong on the palate. It reminds me a lot of chicha. (A traditional corn beer that I became quite familiar with while in the Sacred Valley of Peru…but that’s a story for another day.)
Your first sip of the Event Horizon Blonde presents with a textured crispness and a bit of a toasty character. Then as it moves through the palate, you begin to experience the various malts. The malt bill coats the tongue considerably, which allows their qualities to linger long after the swallow.
I think this blonde would make an excellent summer day lake beer, light yet flavorful. But it’s gentle ABV makes it quite appropriate for just about any time of day or year if you ask me. ;)
Comment below if you’ve had it and be sure to include what you thought. If you missed the review for Divine Science’s launching flagship, the Third Contact IPA, you can check it out here.