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Three Beaches Honey Blonde - Tyranena Brewing Company

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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 Dubbercody


2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 23:22:59 | More by Dubbercody
Photo of johanvond


3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 22:07:51 | More by johanvond
Photo of stumac


3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 04:57:09 | More by stumac
Photo of Wisconsin


3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 05:17:39 | More by Wisconsin
Photo of jwc215


2.6/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 19:51:19 | More by jwc215
Photo of tpd975


3.2/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2008 17:57:04 | More by tpd975
Photo of Buebie


3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 21:23:58 | More by Buebie
Photo of Wasatch


3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 01:28:01 | More by Wasatch
Photo of Jayli


4.13/5  rDev +22.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 02:52:49 | More by Jayli
Photo of MMAJYK


3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 21:48:58 | More by MMAJYK
Photo of BoitSansSoif


3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 13:49:29 | More by BoitSansSoif
Photo of beckje01


3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The nose is a bit skunky but not really off putting. Ok, but that is all. The malt profile doesn't fit all that well for summer, and its called three beaches so I'm guessing their aim is for summer drinking out side in the hot weather but it just wouldn't fit correctly. Overall an average beer that could do well with a little tweaking or re-marketing.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 11:36:59 | More by beckje01
Photo of happygnome


3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a nice golden color with about a half inch of head that dissapears fast leaving no lacing
s: sweet malty honey aroma hints of earthy hops but only hints
t: sweet honey malty flavor very crisp
m: light to medium bodied beer close to light with about medium carbonatoin

overall, this isnt too bad but i dont think that ill buy it again

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 21:34:51 | More by happygnome
Photo of guntherhophead


3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2008 03:01:14 | More by guntherhophead
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
Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.