Taking the alcohol out of the brewery's flagship blonde ale is a risky proposition, as customers always have a side-by-side option to compare. This one is a winner, albeit a little different than the original. N.A. Lonely Blonde pours golden and fizzy, bringing notes of biscuit, light honey, and a slight herbal hint on the nose. The beer itself has a lighter, more effervescent quality than the original, drinking as bready with a slight sweetness. Think of a biscuit with honey and a little orange marmalade. It finishes with a strong note of toast that's dry on first impression, but tempers down, ultimately replaced by that light honey sweetness. This is a beer for a ballgame, fishing, and yard work that's accessible but nuanced. The flavors feel a little exaggerated when compared to the original, but not in a bad way.