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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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86 Reviews
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Reviews: 86
Hads: 141
Avg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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Reviews: 86 | Hads: 141
Photo of richkrull
4.33/5  rDev +27.7%
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.

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Photo of BieresDesMoines
2.66/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Those ladies don't look very beach-y, do they? The beer pours a lightly hazy blonde with a medium head. The aroma is doughy with some floral notes and a light spice, nice enough but terribly faint. The flavor has some honey and a bit of fruit finishing with a bit of toasty bread. Much like the aroma it's nice but it's lacking any charisma.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
2.72/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to gcurlow for this one.

Appears a pale orange with a fizzing white head that falls to a whisp. The smell is of honey, rich malt and wet grains. Tastes about as it smells with a distinct honey flavor on the aftertaste. Mild carbonation with a certain sharpness to it, light body. Overall easy drinking but not notable.

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Photo of cpolking
3.9/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.32/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date found. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color that produced an immediately dissipating white head.

(S)- Lots of honeycomb with a twist of lemon & corn meal.

(T)- Almost biscuity, with a big honey sweetness. Some corn meal.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Rather sweet with tons of honey. Crisp, yet not at the same time. Finishes a tad bitter.

(D)- Fun for the summertime heat, but otherwise this just doesnt do it for me. Some beers with honey added are great, but this just tastes far too overly sweet for the style.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of darklordlager
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the brewery. From notes:
A: Very light, crisp looking beer. Nothing too special here.

S: Light, grapefruity hops, crisp 2-row & pilsener(?) malts.

T: Light and fruity. Raw 2-row malt. A bit of an herbal character makes its way in as well.

M: Light mouthfeel, medium-high carbonation.

This seems to be a very drinkable beer, but not one that I would be likely to pick to session.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass the beer is crystal clear golden yellow. The stark white head hits about one finger high before dissipating rather quick. No lacing to speak of.

The aroma is sweet and musty malt and corn. The honey is fairly strong as well. Maybe a touch of hops but you have to search for it. Certainly not a nose that would excite me.

The flavor is rather light. Malt and corn. Light honey with a hint of hops. Crisp and dry. Not a whole lot going on.

Light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall this is my first dissapointing beer from Tyranena. Just nothing special about it. An easy drinking beer if only since it's not real big on taste.

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Photo of gford217
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of Buebie, poured into a pint glass.

The appearance is pretty unimpressive. It pours a clear amber with a few big bubbles that recede immediately to nothing at all.

The aroma is fairly nondescript with a light wheat sweetness like bananas with hints of honey, though not much. There's a toasted grain aroma with some light toasted malts as well.

The taste is better with a much more noticeable honey sweetness on top of the bready malts. There are some faint earthy hops up front and the finish is slightly bitter and toasty.

The mouthfeel is crisp and lively with lots of carbonation and slightly dry in the finish.

This is a decent blonde, if that's what you would call it, that's very drinkable but certainly not all that complex.

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Photo of mdwalsh
4/5  rDev +18%
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.

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Photo of younger35
3.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a mixed sixer of brews from Casanova's in Hudson Wisconsin on a recent little fishing trip. I'm not 100% sold on any American Blonde and one with Honey doesn't exactly amp up my excitement. Drank from my Surly nonic pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a fairly bright yellow with a decent enough sized one finger bright white head. A nice cap and collar is maintained the entire beer although no lacing is left.
Smell- Fairly raw and grainy with an almost corn like crackery maltiness. Not really hoppy but there is a light floral backdrop. Maybe it's the honey but it doesn't necessarily have that honey like kick. Almost tart as well...
Taste- Starts with a light bit of sweetness from the bready sort of malt. Almost tastes more like a cream ale IMO (not that it really matters...). A light bit of tartness lies underneath with an almost citrusy kick. Not an overly complicated beer by any means but I don't necessarily understand the Blonde part I guess. The honey adds a slight bit of dryness in the finish but that's about it.
Mouthfeel- Nice medium body with light and tingly carbonation.
Drinkability- This beer is totally sort of so what. It's not so terrible, not so great. I don't think it's very Blonde like and the honey doesn't add much. I wouldn't go out of your way to try this.

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Photo of blackearth
4.15/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

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Photo of jjanega08
2.94/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A= s somewhat vigorous pour yeilds just a thin skin of a head that falls fast to a ring. The color is actually sort of pretty its a light honey color with maybe a little haze in it.
S= honey and what I'm assuming is wheat??? Actually a little stinky like vomit sort of.
T= very light taste. There's a lot of honey in the aftertaste but really nothing up front or in the middle. A slight sweetness.
M= light as hell. Water light.
D= pretty good seeing as how its so watery. But I don't think ill venture to this beer again too bland and boring.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice sessionable beer worthy of some praise. This is a very clean Blonde or Cream Ale that has figured something out... If you combine a soft honey-nectar flavor with crisp pilsner malts, then the beer takes on a subtle, sweet, complex taste that steers away from grain flavors, aromas, and textures. I love the honeysuckle notes that rise in the nose and initial taste- so volital and fragile, but the brewers are able to keep the beer fresh and fragrant throughout. Light herbal hops give a lemongrass flavor that never detracts from the honey taste. Even better, the honey addition doesn't weigh heavy on the palate, nor attenuate into fusal alcohols. The mouthfeel remains crisp, clean, and lightly acidic throughout for a easy drinking summer ale. The beer starts with a fruity, mead-like flavor but finishes with a crisp pilsner and acidic lingering that disipates quickly. Very nice beer.

Thanks again Arvjunk!

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Photo of wheatyweiss
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle to pint glass.
Pours a golden body with a small off-white head with poor retention but doesn't entirely leave the drink at all, however it leaves no lacing. Smells of faint honey with standard light ale. Taste is about the same, but I was able to enjoy it more. Mouthfeel was awful. Weak carbonation which makes for a very awkward blond ale.

Overall: Not good, not bad, but not Tyranena or the style's best.

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Photo of Dubbercody
2.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Golden yellow. Sweet scent, does bring out the honey and grass in the nose. Quite sweet beer, very smooth with a bit of a metallic flavor in the aftertaste that is mostly masked with a honey aftertaste. This would pound down nicely on a hot day, but I would have to say I have encountered better offering from Tyranena.

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Photo of johanvond
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of stumac
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours up a blonde color with a thin white head. the nose is pale malts, very faint honey, and very faint piney hops. Someone who could probably really detect the honey is someone used to drinking Bud Light or Coors Light or something (which is what I'm basically comparing this beer to anyway). it tastes the same as it smells. Light bodied, low carbo. A smoothe ale. Good for the hot summer afternoons...

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Photo of Wisconsin
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a clear pale yellow color with a one finger head that fades to a lace.

S - Grains and a faint honey smell hit the nose.

T - The honey is apparent along with some faint hopiness and grains.

M - The mouthfeel is good early on with lots of honey standing out. However, the grains and hops come through later on but don't back the beer up well.

D - This is a decent beer, but the unbalanced hops and grains that follow in this beer make the drinkability average.

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Photo of jwc215
2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

Pours bright straw yellow with a thin bubbly white head that immediately becomes a vanishing, small patch that doesn't last long. Half-way through, it is all vanished. A couple dots slid down glass at start, but no lacing is left.

The smell is of a bit of honey and vague grain.

The tase is honey - not overly, but nothing backing it up except a mild graininess and an every so light hop balance that doesn't really play into flavor.

Light-bodied, paper thin, with an effervescent carbonation that was not really noticeable in the appearance. Slightly harsh for an "easy drinker".

I suppose as a generally inoffensive summer refresher it might be okay, but there's a blandness about it and the honey aspect is not really supported much other than to keep it from being sticky. It is too sweet for me to be that refreshing. Drinkable to a point (one, at most), but I can think of many other "simple refreshers" I would choose over this. A forgettable brew.

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Photo of tpd975
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to SeaBass for his recent trading activity which is yielding us lots of new beers for the tastings.

A: Pours a light golden hue with a medium head.

S: Mostly sweet grains with a hint of corn, and honey.

T: Matly grain sweetness up front with a nice blast of real honey in the finish.

M: Thin & bubbly.

D: Not my favorite beer, but if its yours it is rather drinkable.

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Photo of Buebie
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a brandi snifter.

Color is a brilliant golden (similar to midus touch)
Mostly transparent with a mild hazieness.
1 finger white cola like head that quickly fizzed to nothing. Lace forms as the liquid level lowers, then quickly slips down back into the beer.

Smell is prodominatly a spiced peppercorn aroma, dryness champagne like aroma at the knose with a white grape sweet aroma.

Dry upfront hinting at fermented honey almost kolsh like, medium carbonation. Some malty bread like flavors. Very mellow, yet satisfying.
Finish is crisp and dry with a wisp of grassy hops.

This would be a great laynmower beer, but its 40 degrees here right now. Good beer, but not my favorite style.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.