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Beach Bum Blonde Ale - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 20%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2006

We wanted to create a beer with the same distinct crispness and color that you get in the days of early summer. Using a dry-hopping technique, hops are not only added to the brew kettle, but also included in the aging tank, giving the specialty beer its distinct and crisp hop aroma. The choice selection of pale and caramel roasted barley malt gives this beer its deep golden color that looks great in a glass.
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of BillH200174
2.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow color with an off-white head. There isn’t too much to the aroma except some pale maltiness. The flavor also has some pale malt, some citrus, and a slightly sour quality, but for the most part it is grainy and bland. Light to medium-light body. This is a drinkable session beer.

Photo of dugly2ugly
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of nrs207
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ButtomsUp
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MaxOfMetal
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of nickfl
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of iMilky
4.5/5  rDev +52.5%

Photo of mrfrancis
2/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head that disappears within seconds. Lacing is decent. Really nothing to write home about.

S: Aromas of lemon, herbs, straw, and grass fill the nose, but there is a mildly skunked aroma there too. Obviously, this bottle has been sitting too long, but it's too late to turn back now.

T: Notes of lemon, orange zest, grass, straw, damp hay, herbs, and minerals wash across the palate. The finish is fleeting with a quick punch of lemon, grass, and straw flavors.

M: Very light in body and dry. Carbonation is extremely crisp. This strikes me as being a rather gassy beer. I wouldn't want to have more than one of these at a time.

O: If I had a fresher bottle of this to review, I'm not sure that I would give it any higher of a rating. To me, this is just a standard macro attempt at an ale. It's predictable stuff that lacks depth and substance. I won't be seeking it out again if I can help it.

Photo of Stoffel
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Dirtyrat91740
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light orange/yellow body with a thin fizz of head, head dissapears instantly and spotty lacing. Aroma is citrusy and unremarkable. Taste surprises based on smell and appearance, being a nicly balanced mildly bitter brew. (Alsace, Hallertau & Cascade are listed as hops. Decent, but more of a summer brew!

Photo of UnderPressure
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of its65andsunny
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jrutigs
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of manutd103
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of shufon
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of TippySelenoid
3.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

This beer is a clear gold with a white that maintains a nice lace to the bottom of the glass.

It doesn't really smell. Some malts? Grass?

It tastes malty with a bit of grassy hops.

It's pretty bubbly.

This is drinkable, but not really enjoyable. Pretty average and forgettable.

Photo of jsisko01
4.66/5  rDev +58%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a clear, crisp looking golden color. Had about a half inch head that disappeared quickly..

Smell - I can smell a hint of caramel and citrus. Can't really point out the other smells.. It smells a lot like most common beers, such as Budweiser or Busch.

Taste - I can taste the roasted barley and some spices. I can very faintly taste the caramel. Has a somewhat bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Has a very thin feel to it.. Very crisp. Quite a bit of carbonation.

I'd say this is a pretty good beer

Beach Bum Blonde Ale from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.