Foam Top Cream Ale | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Foam Top Cream AleFoam Top Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States

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

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 70
Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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 Lingenbrau
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -3.3%
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 HopHead84
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at Beachwood Long Beach.

A: Dark gold with a pillowy white head. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet grains meld with faint fruity notes: apple and pear.

T: Grainy and lightly sweet with light fruity esters that bring to mind apple and pear. Low bitterness and a clean finish.

M: Light in body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking, refreshing, and well crafted. An enjoyable representation of the style. I could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear gold with an off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain and some grassy and herbal aromas. Taste is very much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good cream ale with a better taste than smell.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a strange curved pint glass at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, California. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of white colour, decent thickness, slight cream, and bad retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper.

Sm: Clean barley and malts. That's it. Very simple. A bit bland.

T: Clean full barley body without too much sharp carbonation. Hints of honey. Surprisingly little cream for a cream ale. Simple but fairly balanced. Boring but enjoyable. Pleasant and drinkable. It's no Kilkenny, but I like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nice thickness. Adequate carbonation. Fairly complementary of the flavours of the body.

Dr: Drinkable but a bit boring. I don't think I' get it again. Very drinkable - its best attribute.


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Photo of dgilks
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold colour with a foamy white head. Fair head retention.

Slightly grainy aroma with a touch of sweetness and a mild fruitiness. Good.

Smooth sweet malt with some light bittering and atouch of earthy hops.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp.

A nice light crisp ale with some solid flavour. Great summer drinking.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a clear yellow with a fizzy white head, some lace.

S: Touch of grassy hops with some bready malt.

T: The light bready malt is balanced well with a hint of grassiness, very European like in its approach. Some husky grain in the finish.

M: Very clean and crisp, light-bodied.

O: This is a beer that showcases Julian's talent as it is a very light beer and there are no brewing flaws. It's well made for sure. This will not blow anyone away with flavour, but on a hot summer day it hits the spot.

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Photo of uselessgdtaste
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Beachwood Brewing during their soft opening. Of the 4 they had, I felt this was superb. It was not hoppy, dark, or anything that would get most people putting up high numbers, but for the style, I felt it was exactly what I wanted it to be. Light, refreshing, with great flavor.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The pour is a pale straw color with a white head.

S: Definitely some corn along with straw and grassy hops. There's a light floral note to it as well, and some biscuit malts and a bit of bread. Pretty basic cream ale aroma.

T: Slightly sweet with toasted grain, corn, biscuit malts, and bread. A soft hop bitterness, and some floral and grass notes. Somewhat sweet, but overall, a nice balance.

M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Cream ales are usually sort of a throwaway offering at a brewpub, but this one was a nice, balanced, easy to drink beer.

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Foam Top Cream Ale from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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