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Three Beaches Honey Blonde - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Reviews: 86
Hads: 140
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 86 | Hads: 140
Photo of richkrull
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (424 characters)

Photo of blackearth
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (277 characters)

Photo of Jayli
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a golden color with an inch white foamy head. Head dissipates rapidly but leaves a bit of lacing. This is a very drinkable honey ale. The scent is a bit more fragrant than I expected, with a bit of floral mixed with honey. This is a lighter bodied beer with medium carbonation. It finishes more dry that I would have anticipated, but it was a pleasant surprise. I expected a bit of an after taste, but there was nothing. This is a very enjoyable beer! (468 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale yellow. Thin white head. Lace is minimal. Really nice aroma. Inviting mix of sweet honey and barley. I really like the honey notes. They're delicate and flowery. The honey notes aren't quite as pronounced on the palate, but this is still a nice little thirst quencher. Soft maltiness and minimal hop attributes. Easy drinking and flavorful for the style. (365 characters)

Photo of gmossii
4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm so glad to see brewers giving blondes a go. They are a nice bridge for clueless Americans from the bland world of lagers into ales.

This blonde is smooth and lightly sweet due to the honey. It offers flavor depth that most lagers only dream to achieve. It goes down easy and makes you reminiscent of warm summer nights. (325 characters)

Photo of supercolter
4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A very good summer brew that I just so happened to have in November.
The appearance is a little bland, with no visible head or lacing. Bright and Golden in color.
Smell is a bit weak, but its a summer brew and the honey that comes through is quite pleasant.
The taste is very similar to the smell, light but pleasant.
The mouthfeel is a bit weak for me. I prefer medium heavy in body, and this is definately a light.
Drinkability is fantastic. (449 characters)

Photo of mdwalsh
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice big, creamy foamy head of pretty much white, on a straw yellow body. There's some decent active carbonation, though very little head retention or lace.

S: Loads of honey in the nose nicely accented by the malt and a little hops. Very nice. Super effervescent. It's strong, but it doesn't carry away from the beer. It sort of smells like honey tea.

T: Hits the mouth tasting more like a adjunct pils at first, I'm guessing its built on pils or pale malt. But once it's in there, the honey again takes over. This tends almost towards a braggot the honey is so strong to me. But it's good. It's a nice, light summery ale with a good flavor to it. Still, it has just a hint of that sort of musty, stale BMC taste every once in a while. I'm willing to write that off to bad handling at some point, but...

M: Very smooth, medium body. Good carbonation. It actually feels a little more viscous that I expected in my mouth, really keeps together.

D: The honey might or might not get to me over time. It's raining and cool today, so I'm not sure how perfect it is, but I could see this being great on a hot day and great for some people I know in particular. (1,169 characters)

Photo of hanco005
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled on 15 June 06, poured into a weissen glass

A—pours clear golden yellow with a 1 inch bright white fizzy head that lasts for 5 minutes or so, fades down to a thin white sheet, lacing is scattered inside the glass

S—sweet grains, honey, maybe a touch of lemon, very fragrant

T—sweet honey and some Kool Aid type fruit flavor, almost juice box like, don’t get me wrong…I like it, but it’s more fruity than I expected

M—smooth, light/medium bodied, good carbonation

D—a great summer beer, no doubt about it…too bad it is October right now. I will drive to WI next summer to find this for sure. (636 characters)

Photo of Homerbag
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light gold with almost no head to it
Simple smell of light sweet malt and sublte honey. Clean smell, pretty simple.
Nice sweet biscuit malt and honey coat the palate. Some floral notes stick around most likely from the honey and some noble hop that doesn't rear it's bitter head.
Feels light and refreshing, almost lager like.
This is an easy to drink warm weather or Sunday football beer that won't upset or over impress anyone. (431 characters)

Photo of dhannes
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (336 characters)

Photo of katan
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle-

A - Pours a dark golden color, hazy with lots of bubbling. Little to no head formation, just a film.

S - Lightly sweet nose, hints of honey and some pilsner malts (guessing).

T - Starts off lightly sweet, smooth - then comes in the honey. Combination of the nutty honey flavors and sweetness. Not very dry, good use of honey. Certainly a sweet beer, finishes thick and sticky.

m - Creamy body, light carbonation. Feels heavy, sticky.

O/D - A good and easy drinking beer with a summer bent. The usage of honey is pretty solid. Otherwise, not all that intense. (577 characters)

Photo of johanvond
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From The Dead Man's Chest

Clear golden blonde ale that boasts a fluffy white head that quickly dissapears leaving only a thin layer. The aroma is strongly honey. They body of this blonde has a nice structure thats not to light but not overly heavy do to the honey. It's crisp, a bit of wheat some hops and a good amount of carbonation with the honey staying with you through out.
You may seek out Tyranena for Rockey's Revenge or The Devil Made Me Do It, but Three Beaches Holds up just as well. It is refreshing and satisfying try with a salad w. rasins goat cheese and a Rasberry vinigrette. (595 characters)

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,179 characters)

Photo of cpolking
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden honey color with ample, fine, effervescent carbonation. The aroma is of honey-touched grain. It tastes like a good, solid American lager with a touch of honey sweetness in the finish. Very drinkable, and would be a great summer session beer. (261 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,286 characters)

Photo of wheatyweiss
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard tumbler.

Pours a light blond/dark straw with a little cloud. Head is smallish and short lived. Carbonation is effervescent and climbing, very active.

Aroma is light malt and sweet clover, floral aromas. Slightly adjunct aroma, like a light corn, with a sweet twnag.

Flavor is fruity, brisk ad yeast on the opening, with a dusty yeast flavor. Middle is sweet and light with vinious grapey chardonnay like flavors. Very fruity and grape like. Finishes dry despite the sweetness, very crisp and refreshing. There is a clover like flavor to the grapey-ness that is good, like a light clover honey.

Mouthfeel is thin and crisp. Carbonation is biting, taming the sweetness. Quite refreshing.

Good beer, but not a HUGE stand out, very balanced and well attenuated with a nice sweetness that is not cloying. Quite the summer beer indeed. (871 characters)

Photo of guntherhophead
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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! (249 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to maximum12 for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head which leaves quickly, not much sticky lacing at all. The nose is malty, hoppy, with some spices. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some nice hop notes, spices. Medium body, great aftertaste. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew. (368 characters)

Photo of jera1350
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold color, minimal fizzy head on top. The smell is of a light honey with a touch of fruit character. The taste is very clean. Honey sweetness with light fruit notes from the hops and perhaps the yeast. Very flavorful for the style. Smooth feel with lower carbonation. Highly drinkable and enjoyable. I would have this one again, especially on a warm summer day. (368 characters)

Photo of ryantupy
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of demcorhip
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up as one of the beers in the mixed 12 pack "Legendary Collection".

Appearance
This blonde ale poured a highly effervescent light amber colour. A gentle pour gave a one finger off white head. Decent yet scant lacings followed.

Aroma
Smells of lightly toasted bread with a touch of honey. Mild lemony citrus and floral notes similar to lemongrass also present.

Taste
Similar to the nose, lightly honeyed toast, biscuit, and a mild creamy nuttiness was accentuated by the grassy, floral, and slightly lemony hops.

Mouthfeel
Nicely balanced effervescent lightly bodied ale. Refreshing and somewhat crisp.

Drinkability
This is a not very challenging but well made blonde ale that would go great with a hot summer's day. Would make a great session brew, and would be an excellent choice as a crossover beer for a micro brew novice. While i wont be running out for this one anytime soon, im sure ill enjoy it again once the weather heats up again. (973 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 (1,017 characters)

Photo of gregshead
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (461 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (354 characters)

Photo of sevillana25
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a nice golden color. The smell is what I love about this beer and it was a pleasant surprise. It hints of orange blossoms. The taste is clean with a sweet honey and orange blossom aftertaste. It is a nice light beer with a wonderful aroma and I will definitely have another sometime. (297 characters)

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Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
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