The Belgian Blond ale (also spelled "blonde" in France) is one of the beer styles brewed to appeal to the increasing number of European pilsner drinkers. Along with the Belgian Golden Strong Ale, this style was popularized by breweries who were attempting to win drinkers back to more traditional Belgian beer styles.
Golden blond in color, the Belgian Blond ale is also a relatively strong beer, weighing in around 6 to 7% alcohol by volume. Belgian Blonds are characterized by their sweet flavor and dry finish. They are typically less bitter than Tripels or Golden Strong Ales, but still exhibit some complexity of flavor that is common to Belgian beer. They are also a bit lower in alchohol content than Tripels and Golden Strong Ales.