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Three Beaches Honey Blonde - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.2%
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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ryantupy

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle ppoured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dull golden hue with a small foamy head that quickly dissolves.

S - Smells of honey, sweet malts, and mild citrus

T - This beer is very carbonated and delevers flavors of honey at first then follows with sweet mild malts and smoothed out hops.

M - Again this beer is very carbonated and in my opinion almost to carbonated.

D - Nothing that really sticks out here this beer is very drinkable but is nothing to rave about.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 20:46:13 | More by ryantupy
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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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3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
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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Maybe I've been doing it wrong, but I've found it somewhat difficult to spend some time on three beaches at once... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw-brass topped by a half-finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild grass, very light biscuit, light flowers, and a vague sense of dried honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with an overall sense of sweetness pervading, one that's kinda fruity, but I can't quite tell what kind of fruit is at work here. There's also a mix of mild spices, including cinnamon and clove. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a wet feel, and a somewhat crisp finish. Overall, an okay little brew, nothing I would readily drink again, but something I wouldn't turn my nose up at, either.

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Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.