Buccaneer Blonde | Oceanside Ale Works

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Buccaneer BlondeBuccaneer Blonde

Brewed by:
Oceanside Ale Works
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by womencantsail on 04-20-2010

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of Juhnny19
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is my favorite with sushi. I ordered at the fish joint in Oceanside. Great companion to food, and I always have more than one. It just goes down so good. Deep golden color, not too clear, with great malt balance. Perfect malt balance makes this the "type" for blonde.

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Photo of mactrail
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly firm malty foundation. Nice nose of barley malt. Tasty hint of caramel. A light malty lager. Touch of hops in the aftertaste but not much bitterness, as you'd expect. Tastes great served cold in a big pilsner glass.

I don't think I've had a better Blonde. I have to give it high marks for the style, which doesn't provide much competition. But whatever you call it, this is a really nice light beer. On tap at Leroy's in Coronado.

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Photo of grot8
4.55/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at The Counter Burger Del Mar

It pours a light brown color, a little darker than other blondes. It has a small white head that held almost all the way.
The smell was a nice sweet smell with a little hoppy smell.
It is a light bodied beer.

The taste is amazing. I usually dont love a light bodied beer but this one just had a different taste. It does not taste like it had been diluted with water. It actually has a nice smooth taste and it leaves like a sweet honey taste to it at the end, and it it lager like.

I do recommend it.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at La Jolla Strip Club, San Diego.

Pours a dull, very hazy brownish orange color. Slightly rocky off-white head lasts for a short while, and then turns to a film which leaves a bit of lacing. Mild aroma with hints of citrus. Tastes mostly of orange and wheat. Slight mild bitterness at the finish. There's a hint of butter in the flavor after a while, but not too much. Medium bodied and generally smooth, with mild carbonation. Not what I'd expect for this type of beer - more like a blonde meets an unfiltered wheat beer. Decent, but not worth getting again. One is enough for this one.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.56/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Oceanside Ale Works

A: The pour is a pale golden amber color with a very minimal white head and a touch of haze.

S: There is a fair amount of diacetyl here which really ruins any beer. A very buttered popcorn-like aroma with a touch of butterscotch.

T: The buttery character carries over to the flavor as well, unfortunately. Though a bit more of the bready malts come through to provide some sweetness, the buttered popcorn descriptor remains true.

M: A light bodied beer as you might expect from a blonde ale. The carbonation is somewhat soft, though plentiful.

D: I'm not the biggest fan of blondes (though there are some good ones), but this one was particularly un-enjoyable.

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Buccaneer Blonde from Oceanside Ale Works
3.43 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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