Pineapple Beach

American Blonde Ale Funky Buddha Brewery

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Pineapple Beach, an American Blonde Ale by Funky Buddha Brewery

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Pineapple Beach is an American Blonde Ale brewed by Funky Buddha Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a pilsener glass from a bottle.

Appearance

This blonde pours a clear gold with an inch-thick cap of white foam that leaves behind some nice lacing.

Aroma

The aromatics are faint with a scent of pale malt and pineapple.

Flavor

The palate is hop-forward with a taste of citrus that transitions to doughy bread and a sweet finish of juicy pineapple, spiced with pepper.a hint of pepper.

Mouthfeel

Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation for a smooth and easy drinking experience.

Overall

The Pineapple Beach is likely to a tad sweet to some, but this is an otherwise enjoyable brew.

Recommended Pairings

Funky Buddha recommends the following food pairings with their Pineapple Beach: Monterey jack or pepper jack cheese, California roll, Parmesan chicken cutlets, waffle fries, loaded nachos, grilled shrimp skewers, Neapolitan style pizza, balsamic glazed salmon, beef wellington, and peach cobbler a la mode.

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About the American Blonde Ale

The American Blonde Ale is often the least complicated style offered by a brewery. As such, it’s easy to drink and approachable. It’s a refreshing brew with a clean palate that lacks any harsh or challenging flavors. It’s a preferred offering by many smaller breweries that don’t produce lagers.