Seen a few topics about category questions, but not one that fit mine really.
Brewed a blonde ale. Brewed it with pears and cardamom. The intent and the result was to have a solid blonde ale that had a little more frutiness and an interesing spice note at the end. There is no spice on the nose really. A fruitiness is there, but nothing not allowed by the blonde category. The spice is on the finish, but so light as to not be the predominate flavor. Again, it’s what I was going for. I’m confident that this fits the blonde ale category even with those additions as they are not the main flavor components.
All that being said, my question is this. The beer is not clear. Fined with gelatin, cold crashed, etc. Still hazy. I expected this from my research due to the pears. After reading over the BJCP guidlines again, however, it does say that the appearence is “clear to brilliant”. Will the haziness disqualify the beer? If so, what category should it be entered into?