Golden Fruited Sour (Blonde Ale | 18A)

Golden Fruited Sour (Blonde Ale 18A)

This recipe is the base receipe I use for all of my fruited sour beers. It’s essentially an American Blonde Ale with Belgian and Lambic Blend yeast. It’s very simple and works well to showcase fruit.

Typically this beer is aged for a year, than an additional 3 months on fruit before being bottled and conditioned.

Name: Golden Fruited Sour
Style: Blonde Ale (18A)
Type: All Grain

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 7.77 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 3.6379842
Estimated IBU: 15.4 IBUs (Tinseth)
Estima.ed ABV: 5.1 %
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.0%
Boil Time: 90 minutes


Amount Name Type %
10 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel Grain 90.9%
1 lbs Wheat Malt, Ger Grain 9.1%
0.75 oz Mt. Hood [6.0%] - Boil 60.0 min Hop -
1 pkg Belgian Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs#1214.0) Yeast -
1 pkg Belgian Lambic Blend (Wyeast Labs#3278.0) Yeast -


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge

Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 3.94 gal of water at 164.4 F 154.0 F 60.0 mins