I just happened to see this beer at Albertson’s today while picking up some teriyaki for dinner and decided I needed to give it a try – Beach Bum Blonde Ale. I am always intigued by the big American breweries and their dabbling in smaller runs and specialty beers. I figured this one would go the same way Wild Blue did and go straight to the bottom of the list…
I was actually quite wrong this time around and very happy about that. It went quite well with the teriyaki, first of all (they should put *that* on their fact sheet). Second, though, you really couldn’t taste any of the undertones they did mention on the fact sheet.
This is a solid mild beer that won’t have you begging for more but will have you ready to have another. The initial pour was great, high head and stayed with me for a while. The color is a deep orange gold… very appealing. The nose is mild and unassuming. The taste is smooth and mellow, kind of like drinking a warm cream soda but without the sweet and with 5.4% ABV. Very simple finish but not bad by any means.
Overall, this isn’t the beer to end all beers or anything, but it is a good solid beer that doesn’t taste like piss and keeps it real enough to leave me wishing I had purchased a 6 pack instead of one bottle.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again