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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Beach Bum is an all-malt American blonde ale, which draws its deep golden color from the finest pale and caramel roasted barley malts. This beer is dry hopped with the choicest imported Alsace and Hallertau hops as well as Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest, which lend to its pleasant hop aroma and its slightly spicy and fruity taste.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 Im a big fan of this! I got a promo bottle of this from my friend that works for Bud, and boy is this stuff tasty. Also available on tap at some of the Old Chicagos up here. A perfect summer beer for those hot summer days. Not to hoppy, and not to sweet, its a happy medium of taste!

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SeizOne (29) - USA - SEP 23, 2007
I found this beer in Walmart. Im beyond buying beer in Walmart because I have had all they stock. But this beer was so Refreshing. Great for summer. If you like Hefeweizen’s this beer i believe you will enjoy. Love A/b craft beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. Light honey/straw body with a very loose ½ inch head. Nose-low key hops, almost PN, smelling but not quite, mildly soapy and lotion. Taste-lemon lime soda, light watermelon, seltzer, soft almost greasy mouthfeel, light perfumey floral notes that work well, lemon grass, light lychee, light white grape skins, very light apple. All in all nothing strikes me as gross or nasty, surprisingly mild and well done. Nothing blows me away about this beer, but nothing offends. I would drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bburychka (55) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pretty good light beer. Has a slight ’twinge’ to the taste (may be the malt...I’m not sure). Fair amount of lacing and only a little head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1103) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2011
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 hope to have it again. RJT

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
This is brewed by AB, so I really wasn’t expecting much. However, I had it on tap on the deck of a bar in St. Simon’s Island, on a 90 degree summer night, and must say I was pleasantly surprised by this summer brew. Poured to a golden orange with medium, off-white head and okay lacing. There was a slight citrus aroma, mostly grapefruit and lemons, which were more evident in the taste. The palate was smooth and long, and actually reminded me of a mild version of an IPA. Not a bad beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.--Beach Bum Blonde Ale--All Malt Limited Edition Summer Seasonal Brew--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--20 IBU’s.? (3.75 / 5.0) Mild lace light head. Clear bright thin straw yellow color. Crisp mild hop front. Thin dry sweet mild fruit ester wheat spice body. Refreshing clean mild tangy hop spice end. Well made simple Macro Micro. Sampled 7/8/2007.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1622) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2010
12 oz bottle into English pint. Grainy, citrus powder aroma; lemony. Excellent appearance--pours a medium deep gold hue with a nice, nice rocky head and excellent lacework. Head has long retention. Taste is interesting for this dull style. There are some spice notes: cinnamon, nutmeg (?). Someone put the idea in my head that it tastes like beach sand before I started ranking and I can’t get it out of my head. It does taste a little like beach sand. WTF? Carbonation is medium to high. A little watery. This is one of the most boring styles of beer I feel, but Michelob has made this one stand out a bit from the blonde ale crowd I think. I’m always amazed when those Anheuser-Busch douchebags actually produce something with any merit. This one has some merit I think.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 Only somewhat drinkable beer on tap at the Green Iguana in Tampa <P> Aroma is light but has perfumey hops that smell both fruity and floral. Almost has a coriander wit type aroma, but much less concentrated. Body is clear gold with a diminishing thumb thick head. Fore is lightly hopped, but the hops are floral and pleasant. Fairly watery, but this has some flavor. Big citrus kick in the middle and finish tastes like orange peel and orange juice and it’s fairly well hopped flavor wise for the style and especially for a Bud product. Has a fairly lagery flavor in the far finish that is grainy and malty sweet, but this is not at all a bad beer. <P> It feels a lot more like a Blonde Ale than a Pale Ale and tastes that way too, but it is not bad flavor wise...just probably not what most would expect when they order a pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2007
12oz bottle from Shaw’s in Augusta. Light amber/dark yellow translucent body with a thin film of off-white head. Biscuit malt and European hops share the aroma, though the smell is far from overwhelming. Biscuit malt dominates the flavor with a hint of hops toward the finish. Rather watery on the mouthfeel, which helps the drinkability. Nothing overpowering or overly impressive, but a decent easy-drinking summer beer.


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