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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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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 02:04:16 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of BeerLover99


3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: straw yellow, finger head, no lacing

S: corn, lemon grass, hint of yeast

T: sweet corn, grain, mild yeast, tight dry/crisp finish

M: light body, ok carbonation, dry/crisp mouth

O: Not my favorite style, but nice summer/gateway
offering. I would highly recommend this to
some BMC drinker, who is dragging his feet
on dipping their palate into craft beers. This is
a safe place to start.


Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 18:11:14 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou


3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a small nonic glass.

A: Slightly cloudy, yellow-gold tones.

S: Not a huge aroma. A little sourness peeks out but not bad.

T: Pretty standard fare. Good, especially the nice level of sweetness (not too much, but there). Clean malt profile.

M: Drying on the palate.

D: Very drinkable, quenching summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 21:16:56 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
Photo of sevillana25


3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 03:50:52 | More by sevillana25
Photo of zrab11


3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a straw yellow color with a 1 finger white head

S- smells of corn and lemon with some yeast aroma as well

T- Has a corn flavor up fron then followed by a malty bready flavor and then finishes with an off flavor sweetness

M-Light bodied with ok carbonation

D-Overall this was not that tasty. The flavors just didnt blend well and it was not that tasty. I might try this in the future to see if its changed but right now this brew gets a thumbs down to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 18:13:03 | More by zrab11
Photo of emerge077


2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 03:35:18 | More by emerge077
Photo of aasher


2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a very light bodied, very pale gold in color with a white head that quickly dissipated into oblivion. It smells of pale malts with a dash of honey. It sounds better than it is. It reminds me of walking into a freshly cleaned bathroom with fresh urinal cakes. It tastes of crisp and sweet pale malts with artificial honey flavoring. It leaves a nice sweet aftertaste but altogether it doesn't have very good flavor. It is one of the lightest beers I've ever had, which is what it was aiming for, and it is actually pretty refreshing. Overall this beer is definitely average in all aspects and in my opinion, there are much better options for a hot summer's day.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 03:37:05 | More by aasher
Photo of secondtooth


3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 02:24:26 | More by secondtooth
Photo of richkrull


4.35/5  rDev +28.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2011 16:32:24 | More by richkrull
Photo of BieresDesMoines


2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 18:26:03 | More by BieresDesMoines
Photo of ThirstyBird


2.7/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 02:44:06 | More by ThirstyBird
Photo of cpolking


3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 02:29:54 | More by cpolking
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

2.3/5  rDev -32%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 22:03:54 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of sweemzander


2.78/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2010 14:34:15 | More by sweemzander
Photo of BeerFMAndy


3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 22:42:22 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of darklordlager


3.48/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2010 19:14:22 | More by darklordlager
Photo of beerwolf77


3.28/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 20:57:33 | More by beerwolf77
Photo of gford217


3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 01:32:05 | More by gford217
Photo of mdwalsh


4/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 19:30:56 | More by mdwalsh
Photo of younger35


3.1/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 16:00:48 | More by younger35
Photo of blackearth


4.2/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 19:50:50 | More by blackearth
Photo of jjanega08


2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 00:04:04 | More by jjanega08
Photo of BEERchitect


3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 04:46:28 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of wheatyweiss


3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 01:59:07 | More by wheatyweiss
Photo of AdmiralDiaz


3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 07:14:10 | More by AdmiralDiaz
Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.