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Three Beaches Honey Blonde - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Three Beaches Honey BlondeThree Beaches Honey Blonde

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: dirtylou on 07-10-2006

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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 84
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3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear golden blonde with bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Nice malty busicuit smell and taste, mouthfeel is nice with little skunk at end. Lacking anything outstanding. Honey not noticeable.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of DantheMan75
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Giesch
1.2/5  rDev -64.3%

Photo of jdkitchi
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, honey, slight wheat, and a hint of hop. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of wheat, hint of hop, sweet malt, and honey. Overall, weak appearance, weak body, and dominated by honey.

Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.72/5  rDev -19%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MarshMan71
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.91/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The beer is a clear, light golden hue with a small, off-white foamy head. Aromas of biscuit, general sweetness, perhaps some fruit overtones. Bread and honey with a sweetness that would become cloying if I had more than half the bottle. Light in body with moderate carbonation. Not a repeat.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.09/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tried a single sixteen-ounce pint, paired with some fish & chips.

Immediately, this beer reminded me strongly of Midas Touch. Not because it was anywhere near as good, but because Tyranena definitely goes heavy on the honey with this light-malt, low-hop ale. The comparison, while not favoring Three Beaches, does serve to point out the narrow space high-honey beers (like this and Midas Touch) have to tread to be great: it's easy for the brew to become cloying, too wine-like (in the wrong way), or otherwise dominated by the mead-esque tastes and textures.

Dogfish Head toes this line and avoids these pitfalls in Midas Touch with elegant use of muscat grapes—sending the beer along two divergent wine-like vectors, one white and one gold, and adding substantial complexity to the beverage—along with yeast that provides a crisp sharpness and almost champagne-like buoyancy.

The precise problem with Three Beaches—and if it seems like I'm writing more about Midas Touch than the beer in question, this is the reason—is that it lacks any such layering: outside the honey, there's not much there, and the specific honeyed flavors insist themselves so strongly that the light and refreshing qualities—the putative blondeness—that one would expect are actually undermined.

One serving wasn't bad; I cannot, however, really imagine drinking two or three, much less sessioning on a six-pack while relaxing all day on some lacustrine beach. Judging by the name, that seems to be the telos of this honey blonde, but—while by no means a *bad* beer—I don't think it accomplishes its end.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
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