First Review For Holidaily Brewing Co.
Colorado’s Favorite Blonde
I am thrilled to be writing my very first review for Holidaily Brewing Co. Holidaily is one of (at current count) 10 dedicated gluten free breweries in the country. Their beer is brewed and canned in Golden Colorado. Last year, Best Gluten Free Beers published a guest review for Holidaily Brewing’s taproom, written by Jason Nelson. While I have yet to visit the taproom myself, I have managed to get my hands on a few of their brews.
Today we will be tasting the Holidaily Brewing Favorite Blonde Ale. This ale was named after Holidaily’s founder Karen Hertz. Her grandfather used to call her his “favorite blonde”. This blonde ale is packaged in a 16 oz. tall yellow can. Karen’s grandfather was an optomitrist and if you look closely at the label, you’ll notice small print numbers that turn the boxy label into an eye chart, and stick figure drawings of an optometrist’s office.
The Taste Test
Holidaily Brewing Favorite Blonde
The Holidaily Brewing Favorite Blonde poured a cloudy yellow with an impressive head that made me very thirsty. The head was particularly boisterous for such a light ale. It didn’t stick around long, but the film of micro bubbles at the top did.
The beer smells light and clean to me, and that’s exactly what it tastes like. This beer is just that…incredibly simple and unoffensive. It’s not malty. The hops are extremely light. Zero bitterness (we’re talking 20 IBUs here). I also detect a gentle citrus undertone in this brew.
This beer is brewed on a base of millet and buckwheat. The lightness of the flavor profile has me wondering how light of a roast (if any) they utilize with the grain. It’s 5% ABV is light–but not the lightest in the Holidaily lineup. (The Buckwit has a 4.8% ABV.)
It’s insanely easy to drink this Holidaily Blonde because everything about this beer is mild. It is extremely balanced. Nothing competes or overpowers anything else. Even the carbonation is mild. I think this beer would be deeply loved by all you light beer drinkers.
As you know, I am not a light beer lover…but I’m going to say it again–this beer is wildly unoffensive. I don’t know what to complain about because it lives up to everything it’s supposed to be. It has me even more excited to taste their other canned offerings though, which includes an IPA, a Buckwit Belgian, and a Stout (woohoo!).
Let’s just say…more Holidaily coming your way! Which review would YOU like to see next? Vote below. ;)