Torque Blonde is clear, pale, and golden amber in color. The head is rocky, white, and shows decent retention.
On the nose, the first thing I notice is malt in the form of freshly baked biscuits with hints of underlying earthiness. Fruit esters brighten up the center a bit. Fruit esters give me notes of lemon, both juice and zest, adding an enticingly refreshing note to this golden ale's aroma. In the finish I can smell hops, just the faint hint of peppercorns and something floral.
Torque Blonde is just on the light side of medium bodied. Malt flavors start out tasting like fresh white bread, combined with mom's homemade biscuits. Mouthfeel is pleasantly rounded as pale malts mix with flavors of ripe, pale fruits. Sort of a combination of ripe pear and to a lesser extent, slightly tart green apples. With a little lemon zest just for good measure. Finish is European in its slightly bitter nature coupled with hints of freshly cut grass.
It's delicate, balanced, and very flavorful. Character is balanced, and refreshing in nature. Torque Blonde is rounded and refreshing, and enticing in its delicate profile.