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Beach Bum Blonde Ale - Anheuser-Busch

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238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 20%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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ButtomsUp

Missouri

3/5  rDev +1.7%

01-17-2012 15:18:07 | More by ButtomsUp
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -32.2%

01-16-2012 20:59:07 | More by MaxOfMetal
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nickfl

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

01-15-2012 19:23:07 | More by nickfl
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iMilky

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +52.5%

01-10-2012 05:21:53 | More by iMilky
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 02:13:52 | More by mrfrancis
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Stoffel

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

12-31-2011 22:54:35 | More by Stoffel
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Dirtyrat91740

California

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-09-2011 19:17:13 | More by Dirtyrat91740
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 21:25:47 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-07-2011 15:48:19 | More by UnderPressure
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-06-2011 20:50:55 | More by JohneHoodlum
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its65andsunny

Florida

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-05-2011 04:42:15 | More by its65andsunny
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-02-2011 02:22:51 | More by pavpav12
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

11-22-2011 04:37:00 | More by barnzy78
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KC9LDB

Illinois

3/5  rDev +1.7%

11-21-2011 23:04:15 | More by KC9LDB
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jrutigs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +1.7%

11-18-2011 04:52:35 | More by jrutigs
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manutd103

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +1.7%

11-15-2011 23:44:22 | More by manutd103
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shufon

New York

2/5  rDev -32.2%

11-15-2011 04:08:38 | More by shufon
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +1.7%

11-15-2011 01:39:47 | More by Lawnboy33
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 21:46:22 | More by TippySelenoid
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jsisko01

Michigan

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

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 04:39:40 | More by jsisko01
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 03:39:58 | More by JohnFatAss
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womencantsail

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 18:43:39 | More by womencantsail
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jmvecchio1

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 21:20:33 | More by jmvecchio1
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Duff27

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- One inch white head atop a dark golden beer. Lots of effervescence...laser etched glass I think. Good lacing and head retention.

S- Slight honey.

T- More pronounced honey but not overpowering. Some citrus.

M- Feels good in the mouth. Smooth, mid carbonated.

D/O- Nothing off-putting but overall nothing more than a thirst quencher. Good for a summer day when ABInBev products are the only thing on tap ;)

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2011 21:43:11 | More by Duff27
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was sampled from the tap at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. Beach Bum Blonde Ale has a thick, creamy, off-white head and a bright, hazy yellow-orange color. Lots of lacing is left behind. The aroma is of citrus and hops, with lightly toasted malts as well. The taste is a delicious mix of malt breadiness and strong citrus, making one almost think it was flavored with juice, which it is not. Floral hoppiness is a pleasant note here at the end of the sip. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Beach Bum finishes refreshing, crisp, and dry. Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer, and I would like to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 01:53:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
Beach Bum Blonde Ale from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.