Foam Top Cream Ale | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Foam Top Cream AleFoam Top Cream Ale
BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 72 ratings
Foam Top Cream AleFoam Top Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 07-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,654
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
72
Liked:
36
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
11.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of darktronica
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Traded for this a while back though I can't remember where or with whom. Never had a beer from Beachwood before and though this site lists them as being out of Long Beach, the side of the bottle actually said Huntington Beach. The date on the side of the bottle read 11/17 though this tasted fresh as could be, for something that straddled the line between a Blonde and a Cream Ale.

The pour to this was typical as this gave off a clear and golden hue. Plenty of white head and a fair amount of spotty lacing were left behind as I worked my way through this. Muted nose of grass, lemon, and light fruit were all here with plenty of malt in the nose. This tasted like bread and had a full body and was sweet, but in a cloying and nearly artificial way. This reminded me of beer I'd get from Trader Joe's or the like that was good enough to enjoy for those who weren't into the scene that much. A chewy aftertaste lingered for a while but there wasn't much of any depth to chew on here, though I still found this enjoyable in an easygoing way.

Not a lot of booze here either, which made this quite easy to sip back. I suppose that for Orange County residents, this beer was an example of the easygoing lifestyle of the Golden State. As much as I miss it out there, I prefer brews with a little more taste and variation to them. Worth a go once just for something different and laid back...

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matthewrdale
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours like an albino blonde ale - super clear, almost like a cheap lager. Aroma was sweet and bready with a touch of citrus. The taste is surprisingly underwhelming for Beechwood BBQ. I am a big fan of Beechwood but not a big fan of blonde ales so maybe that's why this rating is a bit skewed. Overall the taste is very very light for an ale but maybe that was their aim. There is almost zero alcohol taste so could be a plus depending on why you're drinking this beer.

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Photo of erjaq
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brilliantly clear gold with a white "Foam Top" that surprisingly dissipated rather quickly. Smells of bready sweet malt, with a hint of herbal hops. Tastes similar, and leans towards the sweeter side, but there is a nice herbal bitterness to balance it just enough. Feels a bit thin, but crisp and enjoyable as an easy drinking everyday beer. Cheers!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I tried the Foam Top at the brewery. It poured a clear yellow with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent and taste were fruity and sweet. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GMan310
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

great beer it smells a little funky but the taste is nice

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Photo of Redgoatman
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Teen-o
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at BBBQ/ LB. Nice Cream Ale. Well made.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of devilfluff
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of fureousangel
3.52/5  rDev -3%

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Foam Top Cream Ale from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 72 ratings
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