Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
A couple weeks ago, I came across
the tastiest blonde ale at the nearby liquor store, which turned out to be a
gold mine of craft beer. The Belching
Beaver’s PB&J Blonde is one of the most fascinating light beers I have
tried to this day.
This sweet, smooth, and nutty blonde is certainly one of a
kind. This unique, grape-jelly taste is reminiscent of the brewery’s famous
Peanut Butter Milk Stout.
The PB&J Blonde really is the “daytime brethren” that
the brewing company identifies their popular milk stout with, a perfect balance
of flavor and sweetness. This beer does a great job with enticing a cookie-like
palate with a fruity after taste.
The cashier at the liquor recalled
this beer to even taste like “Reese’s Puffs Cereal”, even though it is a
blonde, it still very much consists of peanut butter and chocolate.
It really reminds me of drinking a
blonde porter! Yum.
Belching Beaver did a great job
adding the grape jelly flavor to give it a perfect blend with the peanut butter
– not too much fruit, but just the right amount. I agree that this beer is like
having a mid-day snack, light but delicious, reminiscent of the famous childhood
This is a great daytime brew mainly
because of the light taste and body, helping you steer away from that “afternoon
drowsiness”. The 5.5% ABV is just a reminder that this is mainly consumed for taste,
rather than the buzz.