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Three Beaches Honey Blonde - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 07-10-2006)
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Tone

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

08-25-2014 15:53:37 | More by Tone
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2014 12:12:40 | More by Hendrick24
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onlymurderers

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-18-2014 23:22:41 | More by onlymurderers
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cathomae

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11%

08-14-2014 20:18:11 | More by cathomae
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mja1982

Illinois

2.72/5  rDev -19.3%

08-12-2014 01:23:14 | More by mja1982
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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

08-10-2014 22:42:59 | More by cardinals22
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Cbustard

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2014 23:25:43 | More by Cbustard
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-24-2014 19:54:04 | More by MarshMan71
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johnklotter

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-07-2014 03:10:58 | More by johnklotter
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alostplot

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-03-2014 15:15:21 | More by alostplot
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2014 21:11:26 | More by ryanpj
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.89/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

06-26-2014 04:51:12 | More by Huhzubendah
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-09-2014 21:57:00 | More by TX-Badger
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tvoss99

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-09-2014 16:11:54 | More by tvoss99
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Rborre321

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

06-06-2014 21:01:36 | More by Rborre321
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OrestesMethuon

Illinois

3.06/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

05-22-2014 00:24:26 | More by OrestesMethuon
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kraticus41

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-18-2014 21:08:15 | More by kraticus41
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Alex_Weinard

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-16-2014 04:29:00 | More by Alex_Weinard
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jsh420

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2014 05:02:53 | More by jsh420
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hotdogtornados

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

05-01-2014 23:38:45 | More by hotdogtornados
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

02-17-2014 05:18:03 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11%

01-17-2014 23:15:54 | More by mattmarka1
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

12-13-2013 05:15:20 | More by XmnwildX12
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-01-2013 18:58:11 | More by NooseJustice
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11%

09-26-2013 19:56:24 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.