Beach Blonde Lager | Tree Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
treebeer.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Perfect beer for all occasions, especially for the hot summers of the Okanagan. Beach Blonde Lager is light - bodied, smooth with a clean, crisp finish.

Added by biboergosum on 07-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
27
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of BCborn
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LDuke
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of pharmerdoc
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Rihup
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of sclitch
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Exeter
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ZachT
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'd say this is fairly close to a Kolsch.

A: Crystal clear, light yellow with a fizzy white head, modest retention.

S: Faint floral aroma with a bit of apple & pepper.

T: Mild flavours of pepper, grass, apple & biscuit. Very little bitterness, but it's dry, so there's no issue with sweetness.

M: Light body, quite bubbly, hint of acidity gives a very crisp finish.

O: Easy summer drinker.

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Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ChuckGnarly
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of papawu76
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 330-ml bottle into a stemmed beer glass.

Appearance - strong yellow-gold colour with a faint cloudiness. Light carbonation visible, with a 1-inch head that dissipates into a thinner foam and some light lace.

Smell - bready malt with a slight whiff of skunkiness as well as some hop aromas.

Taste - full, crisp taste with a smooth finish. On subsequent tastings the maltiness comes forward more, truly a bready-flavoured drink but refreshing.

Mouthfeel - smooth, overall crisp feel. A bit of a waxy thickness after drinking.

Drinkability - very good, quite enjoyable but the premium price increases the cost of enjoyment.

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Photo of CrazyMike
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale straw yellow appearance with lots of bubbly head that slowly settles down leaving decent lacing. Smell consists of grain, malt, corn hops tied together with a strong hint of grass.

Taste consists of grain, grass, bread and citrus. Picked up wheat and a hint of fruit as well. Not a bad combination, reminds me of honey beers, very light though. Light-medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Aftertaste is a dry citrus and almost smokey taste.

Overall, this is a decent and easy drinking beer. Taste blends well with nothing offensive, no strong features though. Worth a try.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For those wanting more hops and character in a lager , Tree offers its Kelowna Pils in the same mixed case as the Beach Blonde Lager. This is a beach beer with a clean finish and not a lot of complexity. It fits the bill and is much preferred to the macro Canadian lagers out there. I do like the Kelowna Pils better but this certainly drinkable.

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Photo of BigBry
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355 ml can, a new beer for the summer, another can for the collection. Hot and sunny - a good day for a summer brew. Basic blue can.
Clear, pale yellow with a bright white head. Foam quickly fades to a thin floating cap, minimal lace. Smell of some grains and grassy hops, slight lemon twinge.
Taste is pretty clean, nothing spectacular, but good enough. Light bodied, mouthfeel a bit on the thin side, but that works for the style, and keep it refreshing and easy to drink. Crisp anf slightly dry finish. Fits the bill for a summer thirst quencher, not my favorite offering from Tree Brewing, but enjoyable enough.

Edit: In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Tree has produced a pink can for a limited time. I have a couple extras (full and empty)

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear straw golden, bubbly with tall white head that slowly dissipated, respectable lacing
S - corn and grainy malt, leafy hops with a metallic twinge, lightly fruity
T - subdued malts of wheaty grain and light corn, metallic with subtle leafy hops, mild tangy fruity finish
M - medium carbonation, somewhat watery thin, slightly dry finish
O - an easy summertime chugger, there is a nice flavour mix there but its subdued to the point of being hard to really savour, but I believe it achieves what was intended

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Photo of andrenaline
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pale straw colour, finger of head with some retention settling to small islands and leaving a small rim of lacing.

S - Rather mild, stale wheat and very grassy, some euro pilsener hop notes and some biscuit malt on the finish.

T - Much like the scent, though the biscuit flavour dominates alongside the grassy wheat. A touch of bitter citrus hops come through faintly on the finish, but again, quite mild.

M - Decent carbonation that goes down smooth and finishes wet.

O - Overall, nothing spectacular, but not to be interpreted as overly disappointing. A smooth drinking, flavourful ale that is a little lighter than their Cutthroat offering. Worth a try and a tasty summer ale, but don't expect anything to blow your mind.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml can poured into pint glass mar31 2011

A clear pale yellow with average carbonation feeding a decent two finger bone white head that quickly falls to a thin film leaving a few patches of lace

S some dry cereal with some faint grassy hops and lemon with a little something sweet

T not far from the smell, decent but not mind blowing

M light bodied, well carbonated and crisp with a clean finish not much of an aftertaste but its all good in this department

D easy enough to drink and I would imagine the sun in Kelowna would enhance this

a hard sell on the shelf beside Hop Head but I'm not upset I bought this one, decent price at 10$ a 6er here in Calgary I can see this doing well here

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Beach Blonde Lager from Tree Brewing
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