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Beach Blonde Lager - Tree Brewing

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81
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Perfect beer for all occasions, especially for the hot summers of the Okanagan. Beach Blonde Lager is light - bodied, smooth with a clean, crisp finish.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 07-10-2010)
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 330-ml bottle into a stemmed beer glass.

Appearance - strong yellow-gold colour with a faint cloudiness. Light carbonation visible, with a 1-inch head that dissipates into a thinner foam and some light lace.

Smell - bready malt with a slight whiff of skunkiness as well as some hop aromas.

Taste - full, crisp taste with a smooth finish. On subsequent tastings the maltiness comes forward more, truly a bready-flavoured drink but refreshing.

Mouthfeel - smooth, overall crisp feel. A bit of a waxy thickness after drinking.

Drinkability - very good, quite enjoyable but the premium price increases the cost of enjoyment.

DoctorStrangiato, Nov 28, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

FadetoBock, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint at a downtown Kelowna pub, available in draught only, apparently, at the brewery, and in local-area bars and restaurants. Brewed for "the hot summers of the Okanagan". Too bad the sun barely made an appearance the whole time I was there this past week, but at least the beer was readily available!

This beer appears a crystal-clear pale golden shade, with two fingers of lightly foamy, and moderately soapy off-white head, which leaves broad swaths of low-lying lace around the glass as it takes its sweet time receding.

It smells of prominently biscuity and bready malt, with a touch of citrus cream, and some rather grassy, weedy hops. The taste is doughy, edgy bready malt, all underwritten by a lingeringly powerful biscuity edge, and some soft floral, earthy hops.

The carbonation is moderate, with a touch of frothy goodness, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes clean, rather tight, with a slight grainy, obscured sweetness.

A decent, well-made summer quaffer, while none too complex, is still duly agreeable, as the balance of flavour can well attest. The evening patios are still warm and friendly in Treeland, and this beer satisfies, as I imagine it would even more so when the sun deigns to come out.

biboergosum, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear straw golden, bubbly with tall white head that slowly dissipated, respectable lacing
S - corn and grainy malt, leafy hops with a metallic twinge, lightly fruity
T - subdued malts of wheaty grain and light corn, metallic with subtle leafy hops, mild tangy fruity finish
M - medium carbonation, somewhat watery thin, slightly dry finish
O - an easy summertime chugger, there is a nice flavour mix there but its subdued to the point of being hard to really savour, but I believe it achieves what was intended

joemcgrath27, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Alberta_Beer_Guy, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of ChuckGnarly
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ChuckGnarly, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of BigBry
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355 ml can, a new beer for the summer, another can for the collection. Hot and sunny - a good day for a summer brew. Basic blue can.
Clear, pale yellow with a bright white head. Foam quickly fades to a thin floating cap, minimal lace. Smell of some grains and grassy hops, slight lemon twinge.
Taste is pretty clean, nothing spectacular, but good enough. Light bodied, mouthfeel a bit on the thin side, but that works for the style, and keep it refreshing and easy to drink. Crisp anf slightly dry finish. Fits the bill for a summer thirst quencher, not my favorite offering from Tree Brewing, but enjoyable enough.

Edit: In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Tree has produced a pink can for a limited time. I have a couple extras (full and empty)

BigBry, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of CrazyMike
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale straw yellow appearance with lots of bubbly head that slowly settles down leaving decent lacing. Smell consists of grain, malt, corn hops tied together with a strong hint of grass.

Taste consists of grain, grass, bread and citrus. Picked up wheat and a hint of fruit as well. Not a bad combination, reminds me of honey beers, very light though. Light-medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Aftertaste is a dry citrus and almost smokey taste.

Overall, this is a decent and easy drinking beer. Taste blends well with nothing offensive, no strong features though. Worth a try.

CrazyMike, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

bumchilly25, May 13, 2012
Photo of papawu76
4/5  rDev +13.6%

papawu76, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Derek
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'd say this is fairly close to a Kolsch.

A: Crystal clear, light yellow with a fizzy white head, modest retention.

S: Faint floral aroma with a bit of apple & pepper.

T: Mild flavours of pepper, grass, apple & biscuit. Very little bitterness, but it's dry, so there's no issue with sweetness.

M: Light body, quite bubbly, hint of acidity gives a very crisp finish.

O: Easy summer drinker.

Derek, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Ericbeech_87, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of sclitch
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

sclitch, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of potterface
2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Available in Alberta and BC now as 6pk cans.

Looks like a lager, smells like one too. Cereal and grains. Not much in the way of hops.
The taste fell short in my opinion. I was expecting something similar to Sleeman's Original (which I think is one of the better macro lagers) but ended up being more like what I imagine a light version of Molson's Olde Style Pilsner would taste like. Not much going on, but still drinkable. The mouthfeel is average. Carbonated, a bit watery.
The drinkability is high... I could drink these all day at the beach but as the beer I look forward to at the end of the day... I'll pass for another of Tree's offerings.

I was personally a little let down by this but I think it is an excellent stepping stone into Tree Brewing if you're still on the Molson/Labatt side of the fence.

potterface, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pale straw colour, finger of head with some retention settling to small islands and leaving a small rim of lacing.

S - Rather mild, stale wheat and very grassy, some euro pilsener hop notes and some biscuit malt on the finish.

T - Much like the scent, though the biscuit flavour dominates alongside the grassy wheat. A touch of bitter citrus hops come through faintly on the finish, but again, quite mild.

M - Decent carbonation that goes down smooth and finishes wet.

O - Overall, nothing spectacular, but not to be interpreted as overly disappointing. A smooth drinking, flavourful ale that is a little lighter than their Cutthroat offering. Worth a try and a tasty summer ale, but don't expect anything to blow your mind.

andrenaline, May 06, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml can poured into pint glass mar31 2011

A clear pale yellow with average carbonation feeding a decent two finger bone white head that quickly falls to a thin film leaving a few patches of lace

S some dry cereal with some faint grassy hops and lemon with a little something sweet

T not far from the smell, decent but not mind blowing

M light bodied, well carbonated and crisp with a clean finish not much of an aftertaste but its all good in this department

D easy enough to drink and I would imagine the sun in Kelowna would enhance this

a hard sell on the shelf beside Hop Head but I'm not upset I bought this one, decent price at 10$ a 6er here in Calgary I can see this doing well here

wordemupg, Apr 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

EskimoDave, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For those wanting more hops and character in a lager , Tree offers its Kelowna Pils in the same mixed case as the Beach Blonde Lager. This is a beach beer with a clean finish and not a lot of complexity. It fits the bill and is much preferred to the macro Canadian lagers out there. I do like the Kelowna Pils better but this certainly drinkable.

canucklehead, Sep 05, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

pharmerdoc, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Rihup, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

schopenhauerale, Oct 06, 2012
Beach Blonde Lager from Tree Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.