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Three Beaches Honey Blonde - Tyranena Brewing Company

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.54%
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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Reviews by ryantupy:
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ryantupy

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

07-15-2007 20:46:13 | More by ryantupy
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blackearth

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +24.6%

Purchased from Ray's Liquors in Wauwatosa, WI. Pours a bright light golden body with a thin white head that falls fast. Aroma of orange blossoms. Flavor is robust pale malt that lasts on the tongue with a faint honey finish. Very refreshing and quite flavorful for a blond ale.

07-22-2009 19:50:50 | More by blackearth
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guntherhophead

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +15.1%

I'm generally a bit of a skeptic when it comes to honey beers but this one was pretty good. Nice citrus undertones with subtle floral hints. The honey taste is light and refreshing and not too sweet. I definately look forward to drinking this again!

08-04-2008 03:01:14 | More by guntherhophead
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +29.1%

I had this beer at Crawfish Junction in Johnson Creek, WI.

It was a nice cloudy straw/golden color. Nice refreshing flavor. This beer would be great on a summer day. I'll definitely be picking some of this up come summertime. Even on this wintery January day in Wisconsin though, the beer tasted great. Nice hint of a honey flavor in the aftertaste. Goes down smooth. Could definitely drink a handful of these in a sitting.

01-13-2011 16:32:24 | More by richkrull
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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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secondtooth

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev +9.8%

Nice gold appearance, rich white head. No lace.

Nose is mild wheat. Maybe some bready yeastiness. Nothing too fanciful.

Taste is malty and syrup, but smooth and appealing anyway. Good light flavor. I get a sense of the honey, and with a tingle of hop zing at the finish.

A fun and worthy warm weather session brew here, approachable and easy to enjoy.

05-05-2011 02:24:26 | More by secondtooth
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SpeedwayJim

New York

2.3/5  rDev -31.8%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour creats a 1.5 finger coarse white head with poor retention. Beer is a clear, straw-yellow. Lacing is patchy and rises like the tides. Doesn't stick around though.

S: Nose makes me shy away a bit. Corn, wheat, and other adjunct odors. Smells like a cheap macro. Bit of lemon to give this one a layer of sweetness and zing.

T: Taste is adjunct-y too. Corn, big malt profile in the mouth. Very sweet. Honey or cane sugar in the background that moves into the forefront as this one lingers. Very one dimensional and that dimension isn't too good. Again, just like the nose, a bit of lemon to add to an otherwise very boring and overly sweet offering. Finishes sugary with little aftertaste.

M: Light bodied and highly carbonated. Quenching and coarse in the mouth. Bubbly going down. Finish is messy and aftertaste doesn't linger.

D: Although this is by no means a good beer, it does its job. Quenching and plenty refreshing, it has its uses and it is easier on the palate than most macro swill. Would never be my go to beer but probably a good gateway offering.

10-27-2010 22:03:54 | More by SpeedwayJim
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dirtylou

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%

Tyranena Three Beaches Honey Blonde : Ale Brewed With Honey

From some background checking at ratebeer.com, it looks like this has existed a while in one form or another, but is new to bottling

12oz single, Steve's - University, $1.39

appearance: served in a Crowleys pint glass...body is a very clear straw golden, like clear as water....very thin, light foamy white cap with decent lacing. You can tell from the name and the bottle narrative that this is meant for mass consumption in the summer sun, and it looks the part

smell: aroma is fresh and earthy...whiffs of midwestern corn, grain, and a mild honey aroma...hops are musty and earthy

taste: toasted malt, grain, buttery, biscuit-esque, earthy hops, a light but noticeable honey flavouring, lemon zest...simple but not a piece of crap blonde (like many) in my opinion. In a style filled with effortless beers, this stands out as having flavour and being a quaffer, so I think for what its worth, it works

mouthfeel: light bodied, thin, average carbonation

drinkabilty: very high

I have a friend visiting later this week who is eager to scope out this midwestern beer culture he hears about but he isn't a beer geek and his tastes lean strongly to the lighter side. Now I have something new to offer him.

07-10-2006 01:01:46 | More by dirtylou
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +6.8%

Not bad for a blonde ale. The malt really should up with a toasted and clean pale barley that seemed to have just a touch of caramel. There's a bit of hops to keep the beer balanced and a earthy honey taste that add something a little different. The beer was a little thicker than other lighter beers, but was still drinkable.

01-05-2008 06:31:47 | More by tempest
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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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beveritt

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. No indication of when this beer was made.

Appearance: Very little head, maybe 1/4 inch of pale yellow foam. This disappears very qucikly leaving nothing. The beer itself is a golden brown color, perfectly clear.

Smell: Slightly sweet, metallic smell. Similar to the smell of Kolsch. Slight honey sweetness odor on the finish.

Taste: Lots of CO2 bite upfront, almost so much that is overwhelms the flavor. A little bit of malty sweetness after the CO2 bite, but not much else.

Mouthfeel: As mentioned, lots of carbonation. Enough that you get the beginnings of a soda water flavor.

Drinkability: All in all a bland beer, not much of anything here. Maybe this would be better on a hot summers day instead of when it is snowing outside, but I would almost rather have a cool glass of water.

12-08-2006 00:44:03 | More by beveritt
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MMAJYK

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -1.2%

A- Bright golden and transparent. Head is almost nonexistant and bubbles are rising up from the bottom of the glass. It looks to be well carbonated.

S- Wet hay, some grassy notes, honey, and a little bit of a leafy hop presence.

T- Light and a little bit watery; blades of grass, mild bittering hop, and the sweet honey malts.

M- Light, watery and decently high carbonation.

D- A little bit sweet for the 4, but not bad. I won't sneak it back in my bags again, but glad to try.

09-03-2008 21:48:58 | More by MMAJYK
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morimech

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a dark straw color with a thin head that quickly fades. Very little lacing left on the glass.

Has a light floral scent with sweetness coming from the malt and honey.

Taste is likewise sweet. Just a hint of some hops with a honey aftertaste.

Has a light body and the carbonation is a bit overwhelming.

Just too sweet for me to make a session from this beer. My least favorite Tyranena brew.

05-05-2008 22:53:32 | More by morimech
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +17.2%

Had poured from bottle into standard pint.

A=Light golden color with nice 1" head.

S=Citrus is presence.

T=Refreshing, but rather sweet. Citrus notes present.

M=Nice drinkability...light body, light carbonation.

O=One that I would try again, but probably not go out of my way to buy a 6-pack of...good for summer; better than most.

06-17-2012 18:30:48 | More by dhannes
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

04-18-2012 04:18:16 | More by Kunstman
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deanis30

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2012 00:48:42 | More by deanis30
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emerge077

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -20.5%

Served up in a pint at John's Main Event in Burlington, WI.
Review from notes.

Hazy gold coloration, slow moving streamers of carbonation. Thin layer of white foam on top, minimal flecks of spotty lace in the glass. Clarity is fairly bright despite the chill haze.

Aroma is bland wet grains, some vague honey and grassiness in the nose. The flavor is quite similar, dull malt and very mild dry bitterness, neither here nor there. Not really getting much honey in the flavor unfortunately. Fairly gaseous, biting carbonation. Not something i'd revisit, more like the bottom of the barrel for Tyranena.

06-13-2011 03:35:18 | More by emerge077
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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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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12 oz bottle in a Samuel Adams Summer Ale stange. No info, bottled on 20Nov09.

A - Brilliant clarity helps out this golden pale yellow beer a bit since the white head doesn't have the best retention. Almost no lace is left over either.

S - With the weather in the 60's and feeling like spring is actually here, this is a welcome aroma even if it's mediocre. Dry wheat and pale malt city with a light honey drizzle and soft hop finish. Floral notes spice it up a little bit.

T - The honey is showcased a bit more than a typical honey beer. It tastes a little bit refined. It also helps the pale malts and dry straw flavor out. The hops do as well as the finish has a well-balanced floral note.

M - Light-bodied and smooth with a quick shift to a harder bite at the finish and a strong carbonation level. Touches on dryness.

D - Definitely a good summer beer to quench the thirst after or during, say, lawn-mowing. Not altogether pronounced or distinguishable though.

03-18-2010 22:42:22 | More by BeerFMAndy
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BoitSansSoif

France

3.93/5  rDev +16.6%

A-Poured a yellowish-golden amber w/one finger head on a vigorous pour that rapidly fizzled into the golden depths. Light lacing.
S-Light malt w/very faint honey, light grass and straw, and the aroma of noble hops.
T-Light slightly sweet malt up-front w/smooth and full midpalate, and a medium-dry finish w/noble hop aftertaste. The honey only emerges afterwards too, and can be sensed on the front of the tongue.
M-Light-bodied w/a little extra weight from the honey. Carbonation is moderate. A nice balance of light sweetness and controlled mild bitterness are experienced in the end, the former on the front of the tongue and the latter in the back. Instead of the hops cleansing the palate, there are two simultaneous aftertastes that extend the drinking experience, and render it very pleasant. True to style with a little innovation that works.
D-A decent brew that is an interesting blonde w/heavy lager influence. As far as summer brews go, this is a natural winner with balance and subtle poise. Not my favorite from Tyranena since I prefer the heavier hitters, but definitely worthy. I'll buy it again, since it's also one of the few brews my wife and I can agree on.

08-26-2008 13:49:29 | More by BoitSansSoif
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gregshead

California

3.68/5  rDev +9.2%

Drank on 8/20/11. Reviewed from notes. thanks to BT for this one as well:

A: Pours a straw color w/ a half finger of head

S: Smells like banana lager yeast even though its an ale. Faint honey maybe

T: Has a lot of blonde ale characteristics w/ an additional honey sweetness. Grassy end/aftertaste

M: Very light, fresh feeling. Good carbonation as well.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. This isn't my typical style but I would be happy to have this one again.

10-28-2011 05:44:29 | More by gregshead
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -5%

Appearance - Light gold. Clear and not so bubbly as a macro lager. Short white head that dissipates relatively slowly.

Smell - Mild malt. Kinda yeasty.

Taste - Begins and ends with a mild malty sweetness - little noticeable hoppy bitterness. Has kind of a funny flavor that I'm not sure how to describe.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Not exactly crisp.

Drinkability - I'm not real familiar with this style, but there's nothing about this beer that really excites me. Seems like a fine beer for a hot day. I'm giving it a little bump because it's from one of my favorite breweries.

10-07-2007 04:24:01 | More by scaliasux
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

golden in color with a medium level of haze and cloudiness to it that obscured a bit of the sunlight poking through. Nice head of white capped the top and settled down smoothly and evenly, creating a decent broken crown that ringed the side of the glass and kept some nice lacing. Aroma was light, and this would be a trend throughout the day. Light notes of peach and light grain are really all that is coming through right now. Warming brought a smidge of citrus to it, but nothing really standing out here for me at all.

08-03-2011 02:04:16 | More by mikesgroove
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2013 16:34:05 | More by Hopsiam14
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +12.2%

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Acquired as part of Tyranena's The Legendary Collection assorted twelve pack. Packaged on 04/02/2013.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields one finger of bone white head that dies out within seconds. Body is a slightly hazy golden yellow. Thin streams of bubbles rushing to the top. No lacing.

S - Smell is of golden wheat, corn, earth, lemongrass, some lemon rind, and a faint honey sweetness.

T - Nice earthy grain taste. Wheat. Grass. Faint citrus. Light honey sweetness. Crisp Carbonation. A nicely balanced beer with lots of flavor.

M - Feel is quick and clean, with some underlying sweetness and a dry finish.

Overall, a nice refreshing beer from Tyranena. I personally would have enjoyed some more citrus bite, but the honey melds well with the grain bill. Another nice beer from Tyranena, but not one I am likely to seek out again. Still glad I had the chance to try it though.

Tyranena Three Beaches Honey Blonde ---3.5/5

05-14-2013 00:31:00 | More by mfnmbvp
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Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
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