Beach Bum Blonde Ale | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
249
Reviews:
174
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
19.4%
 
 
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3
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10
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow color with an off-white head. There isn’t too much to the aroma except some pale maltiness. The flavor also has some pale malt, some citrus, and a slightly sour quality, but for the most part it is grainy and bland. Light to medium-light body. This is a drinkable session beer.

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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.

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Beach Bum Blonde Ale from Anheuser-Busch
2.99 out of 5 based on 249 ratings.
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