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Three Beaches Honey Blonde - Tyranena Brewing Company

Three Beaches Honey BlondeThree Beaches Honey Blonde

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.5%

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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Photo of ibashmuck


1.6/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Small head on a pale golden body. Right away a funky smell came out, no clue what it is, but it was not pleasant. Low bitterness, a bit too fruity, and, despite the small head, I found it strangely fizzy to the mouth. Too sweet, too funky, too fizzy.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 04:53:48 | More by ibashmuck
Photo of pweis909


3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear, golden colored, with a bit of foam that displayed minimal lasting power.

S- Hints of hoppy spiciness and toasty malt. Subtle.

T- Lightly sweet. Honey? I dunno. Just seems like malt sweetness too me. I do
ubt it adds much more than a slight boost to the ABV.

M- Feels about right in the mouth.

D- Easily quaffed.

This ale is not too complex but just enough to keep things interesting as it quenches your thirst on a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 17:51:06 | More by pweis909
Photo of brdc


3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Small capped bottle poured into a mug.

Golden, white head, nothing special, but looks good. Decent retention.
Aroma and taste are fairly non-descript; there are some faint hints of hops and maybe biscuity malts, perhpas some honey in there but I might be forcing myself to find something. It is refreshing, but really does not have a lot of taste. A rare forgettable Tyranena.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 03:58:19 | More by brdc
Photo of CaptainIPA


3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Served in a 12 oz., brown stubby bottle at Eagan's on Water Street.

A: Pours a pale, straw color with virtually no visible head. Highly effervescent.

S: Floral nose with a hint of Noble? hops.

T: Opens crisp like a pilsner, with a subdued fruitiness and light bitterness. Finishes dry. Where's the honey?

M: Light-bodied and heavily carbonated with a thin mouthfeel.

D: Extremely refreshing. Very drinkable.

Food Notes: The perfect accompaniment to a bowl of salty tortilla chips.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 22:52:45 | More by CaptainIPA
Photo of morimech


3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 22:53:32 | More by morimech
Photo of gpcollen1


3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden yellow into my Harpoon IPA glass. Aroma hits with light floral/citric/honey notes. Hits the mouth with a blast of carbonation; sweetens up quickly with light honey/citric notes. Not too sweet and a bit refreshing. Not sure I would buy much of this but not a bad drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 23:12:01 | More by gpcollen1
Photo of ncvbc

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very light, straw color with a medium fizzy head and lots of carbonation. Falls somewhat quickly with spots of lacing. Hard to pull much out of this when it comes to the smell. Light grains and a faint, faint honey. Sweetness seems to keep any other scents from coming through. Taste is also pretty sweet with a hint of hop bitterness coming through. A yeast flavor in the finish and the honey is also present. Good persistent carbonation in the mouth, light and pretty refreshing. Overall not a bad brew by any means, it's light and fairly easy to drink but not one that I'd come back to whether it's session material or not.

Thanks to scoobydank for the chance to try this as an extra!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2008 02:00:54 | More by ncvbc
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, appropriately blonde-colored body with a small white head.

Smell: Mild honeyish aroma with a light, basic grain note and a kiss of citrus.

Taste: Light palt malts with a honeysuckle sweetness. Hint of citrus. No real discernible bitterness. Clean, watery finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied with a watery tide rolling onto this beach. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fine for an incredibly light beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 20:51:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of tempest


3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 06:31:47 | More by tempest
Photo of botham


3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. pours a clear straw color with a white head that is reduced to oblivian in no more than thirty seconds. the head itself is more reminiscent of a soft drink than of a brew, signaling a lack of hops in the overall scheme, true to the American Blonde Ale style.

aroma is of floral yeast and pale malts. a hint of caramel and honey are present, with but little else to offer the olfactory region. an overarching sweetness commands the aroma, hence overpowering the yeast at first encountered.

taste is of pale malts and sweet honey, without any hops. the honey is weak when compared to the overall profile, with an aftertaste of lingering sweetness, devoid of any distinct taste.

mouthfeel is rather watery, with a moderate bite from CO2. again, more reminiscent of a soft drink than a brew. finishes clean leaving a slick feeling in the mouth.

this is a very drinkable brew. though reminiscent of weakly flavored water, this is a rather decent example of an American Blonde Ale. the seemingly delicate aroma and taste becomes a farce as one consumes more of the liquid, realizing it as little more than a straightforeward and simple melody.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 22:14:19 | More by botham
Photo of feloniousmonk


3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed golden hue....adequate head...nothin' special...

inviting nose...nice and floral and lovely...

Taste: snappy wheat feel, nice texture, easy drinking..

good mouthfeel, but, fairly average, not outstanding, sorry to say....

For an easiy palatable wheaten ale, this hits all the marks...no problem here..good "chick" beer, and lord knows we can use a few of those...it's like a hefe weizen, and yet not so much...I can taste the honey, can appreciate the sweetness, and more than anything, can sympathize with the need to find something for a certain other segment...long may they wave.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 08:09:07 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of Homerbag


4/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2007 06:30:34 | More by Homerbag
Photo of nsmartell


3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer out of a pint glass.

Appearance - Small head and clear golden yellow.

Smell - not much going here.

Taste - nice taste. I don't normally like honey ales, but this has more of a bold taste.

Mouthfell - pretty smooth.

Drinkability - a pretty good summer beer. I had this beer for the first time in late spring of '07 on tap and thought it had a better taste. It could be that having it in early November isn't the best time for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2007 03:57:24 | More by nsmartell
Photo of mnfinnkidd


3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly Cloudy golden, white head that fades quite quickly.

Nose: Honey, corn, wheat

Mouthfeel: Crisp at first. Medium body on the middle of the tongue.

Taste: Bites of honey, hints of orange, just enough bitterness to clear the palate.

Overall: Not my favorite beer but it is quite drinkable....and I think the gf would like it...

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 03:12:02 | More by mnfinnkidd
Photo of joe1510


2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack
Coffee Grounds

Three Beaches Honey Blonde pours like ginger ale. Big carbonation bubbles stick to the glass. A half finger soapy white head formed on a hard pour as I tried to coax a little something out of there. The head fell to absolutely nothing. No island, no collar, nothing. The looks are this beer are very disappointing.

Aroma is simple. Biscuity maltiness with a bit of floral qualities and a touch of clover honey sweetness. Not much going on here.

Flavor is sweet from front to back. Floral and honey notes(both from the kind of honey used) are present throughout and make up the majority of this brew. Some pale biscuity malts in back just coming through.

The mouthfeel is the best part of this brew. Medium bodied with a smooth creaminess. Moderte carbonation keeps things moving.

A little on the sweet side to drink more than a couple. At the same time the aroma and flavor don't greatly help the drinkability either.

A dissappointment from Tyranena. I guess they have to make a beer for the masses. Pretty average summer ale, which I must admit is one of my least favorite types of seasonals.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 00:53:16 | More by joe1510
Photo of scaliasux


3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2007 04:24:01 | More by scaliasux
Photo of KarlHungus


3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a clear light golden color. The head is froathy and white with big bubbles. The aroma is of honey with faint malt notes in the background. The taste is like the aroma. It is flavorful, but not very complex. The mouthfeel is light bodied with sharp high carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good blonde ale. It has enough flavor to make it worth while, and is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 00:46:12 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of ryantupy


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
Photo of brewdlyhooked13


3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - looks like honey! Honey with a head, that is. And a short-lived one at that. The bubbles are non-existent aside from a little ring around the edge.

Aroma - a honeyed grain aroma that is good but too brief. If fades quickly and just barely holds.

Taste - yep, grainy with a touch of honey, about what I expected. A simple premise delivered on target, nothing wrong with that.

Mouthfeel - moderately light with some kickin' carbonation.

Drinkability - not the most interesting beer I've had from them, but it is sessionable for sure. Props to jj21 for the hookup.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2007 20:23:52 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Classic medium amber with more than the usual amount of carbonation following a louder than usual 'pffft'. The bone white cap is on the small side, despite the bubble factory feeding its underside, and looks fairly decent. It's too soft to leave much lace though.

American blonde ales often fail to excite from an olfactory standpoint. Three Beaches Honey Blonde follows the usual blueprint. It's pale malty with a modest sweetness that I wish I could say smells like honey... except it doesn't. The label says the beer is 'free from bitterness', so it's no great surprise that the Cascade hops are barely evident.

Unfortunately, beer of this style is often too generic and too uninteresting for its own good. Three Beaches, on first blush, is exactly that. Thankfully, it improves on the finish since it's there that the orange blossom honey makes an appearance and and succeeds in pulling the beer out of the realm of average.

Early on, the flavor profile follows the nose in that it consists of lightly sweet pale malt that is a trifle too grainy. It then smooths out a tad at the midway point when the barely noticeable citric hops kick in. It would have been nice if the honey was present throughout the mouthful, but I guess it's better late than never.

The mouthfeel is a shade too light, even for a summer beer, and is too carbonated as well. Not horribly so, but since the bubbles aren't settling down with time, I have no choice but to go with an average score. I'm betting it's just a batch-specific problem.

I'm sure TBHB fills a void in the Tyranena lineup. I also wouldn't be surprised if it's a pretty consistent moneymaker for them. However, for those craft beer enthusiasts who are looking for something special, I'd say give this one a pass. There's too much good beer in Wisconsin to spend time lollygagging around on the Three Beaches.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 13:41:08 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of BeerBelcher


2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this on-tap at the brewery, and thought it not particularly noteworthy. All brewers need something light to satisfy non-beer-aficionado types, but I didn't feel that this beer really delivered for casual nor serious beer fans.

It poured a dark yellow color with not very much head. Aroma was slightly sweet. Flavor was a bit malty up front, but with not a lot of other flavor. Mouthfeel was rather thin, and I didn't find this beer to be extremely drinkable. All-in-all, I would recommend you try another Tyranena beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2007 12:22:26 | More by BeerBelcher
Photo of beveritt


2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2006 00:44:03 | More by beveritt
Photo of supercolter


4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2006 06:18:33 | More by supercolter
Photo of GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into the glass lightly hazy pale golden straw with a white and short lived head which barely traced the glass.

The aroma was sweet and very lightly touched by honey and caramel. Some light suphur and corn was notable in the aroma as well as a lightly grassy hop character.

The flavor was slightly sweet with honey and caramel a bit on the strong side. Corn was along for the ride and the bittering was way in the background and only very slightly earthy.

The finish was even with a light lasting impression of corn and honey into the aftertaste where the beer finally became dry. The body was medium with a fairly low carbonation level. A bit too sweet IMO.

12 ounce bottle, thanks afatty!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2006 22:38:50 | More by GCBrewingCo
Photo of ZAP


3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice easy drinking honey ale...nose is more fragrant than I expected...floral with some nice sweet honey notes..rounded mouthfeel...smooth....medium carbonation...lighter bodied...

The taste is soft and light....nice subtle honey flavor...no hops noticable but it does finish more dry than sweet...

This slides down very nicely...a good summer beer with some flavor....a keg of this for a summer party would work perfectly...

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2006 06:15:54 | More by ZAP
Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.