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Beach Bum Blonde Ale - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 20.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

nrs207, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

ButtomsUp, Jan 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

MaxOfMetal, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of nickfl
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

nickfl, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of iMilky
4.5/5  rDev +52.5%

iMilky, Jan 10, 2012
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.

mrfrancis, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Stoffel, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.35/5  rDev +13.6%
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!

CaptJackHarkness, Dec 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

UnderPressure, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

its65andsunny, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

pavpav12, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

barnzy78, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

jrutigs, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

manutd103, Nov 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of TippySelenoid
3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

TippySelenoid, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of jsisko01
4.7/5  rDev +59.3%
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

jsisko01, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of JohnFatAss
3.58/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a very nice golden color with a white head that recedes quickly.

Faint, but pleasant smell. Hops & Citrus.

This blonde ale reminds of Pilsners.

Clean, crisp taste, with a some bitterness to balance things out.

AB can make some good beers, and this is one of them.

Very enjoyable.

JohnFatAss, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.18/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tick generously shared by myself.

A: The beer pours a golden straw color with a small and short lived white head.

S: Matching the appearance of the beer, this one smells strongly of straw. There is a light bread not as well as a healthy dose of corn. Mild yeast and some light, fruity esters.

T: The flavor offers up some pale malts to go along with the straw and grass. There is a light hop bitterness to it. Some apple and corn give it more sweetness.

M: Light in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Surfs up, brah.

womencantsail, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of jmvecchio1
2.35/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beach Bum Blonde pours our a golden blonde with a finely bubbled white head on top. The aroma off the beer is of grains, grass, and maybe some citrus (lemon) hop. It's to be noted that the beer is dry-hopped, but Michelob doesn't note which hop variety - or varieties - are used. The taste is surprisingly malty given it's light hue. You get a lot of biscuity notes which are well balanced by the hops in the beer. The swallow of the beer is clean and very light, but some of the hop snap does linger a little further into the drink.

jmvecchio1, Jul 16, 2011
Beach Bum Blonde Ale from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.