St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale
3 Daughters Brewing

St. Pete Beach Blonde AleSt. Pete Beach Blonde Ale
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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #665
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Ranked #47,530
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 13.53%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
159
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3 Daughters Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
78
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beach and poolside beers set a low standard for flavor and 3 Daughters Beach Ale meets that standard.
Looks and Smells pedestrian, Tastes are OK on a warm Florida day after exercising. Finishes refreshing.

3 Daughters owners probably got into brewing because it would help their restaurant business and then started to can their more popular beers. They seem to be growing and doing their part to convert a state that used to be a brewing wasteland into one with a lot of average brewers. If 3 Daughters were to work on the niche of pairing their beers with their food, that angle might help them survive the market's saturation.

Jan 19, 2019
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Nobbleberry from Florida

2.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Bought it at the local gas station with my fiancé. When we tried it we both recoiled from the taste that she said was “like leather.”
I’ve had bitter brews, but I actually had to hold my nose to drink it because I stupidly spent 6 dollars on a pack and I wanted to at least get a small buzz.

Aug 25, 2018
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jkrich from Florida

3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. can: deep, clear and bright golden hue with a foamy white head; looks an awful lot like a Czech pilsner.

Faint aromatics of noble hops and yeasty bread.

Now, this is a very nicely flavored blonde ale - sweet and perfumy entry followed by some faintly bitter hops. While it is not a hugely complex ale, it remains interesting, refreshing and immensely quaffable.

Most surprising is the mouthfeel - soft and rounded mouthfeel with a lingering bitterness on the palate; not your typical blonde. This is a very good choice for a pre-fourth of July.

Jul 04, 2018
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear blonde color with a white head. Smell was grassy ,hoppy and biscuit. Taste followed nose with cracker bread,lemongrass and malt. A crisp and sweet mouth feel. This brew is as advertised, and was a nice change of pace with some pizza.

May 06, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at The Galley, St. Petersburg, FL

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin, bright white head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of cracker malts and lemons are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light flavors of cracker malts with hints of lemons and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and the hints fo lemons in the smell and taste prevent this from being overly bland. I would consider this to be a a classic lawnmower beer.

Serving type: on-tap

Apr 22, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

nothing really wrong with this blonde ale, its just sort of unremarkable and not all that great. the issue for me with it, is that in the hot florida sun, i want my blonde ale to be so darn crisp and refreshing that i can (and want to!) pound them down in just a couple swigs and crack the next one before it warms up. this is middle of the road in some key areas for the style like dryness and lightness, although it is very well carbonated and hits the mark there. it has a little more residual sugar than i need in this context, even a little caramel malt or something there out of place and even a little rich for the style, and it has a little more body than is ideal in hot weather too. i get a weird bready element that i dont love in the grain, but the flavor otherwise is simple and fine, clean ale yeast and faint honey and grassy hops at the end, also very light. its decent beer but nothing more, and this might work better in a temperate climate than it does in a tropical one. i didnt quite quench me completely on boat day, but i did not at all dislike it...

Feb 28, 2018
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 FL OZ can. Light amber color with a slight haze. Less than inch of white head. Light biscuit and caramel notes. Toast flavor with mild bitterness. Medium to light mouthfeel. Easy drinker on a hot Florida day.

Jan 21, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This CAN came to me not in a trade, but as a gift for doing a fellow BA a solid. I am still not back on the trading floor, nor will I be until the backlog has been fully eradicated. That said, it was a really nice thing for someone to send me beer in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm)! Merci beaucoup.

From the CAN: "A balance of malts and hops"; "24 IBU"; "It's Easy On the Tongue"; "Refreshing and bright, St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale finishes with a satisfying hint of citrus - a bombshell of a brew that brings the Florida coast to your palate."; "Don't forget to recycle".

Here at The CANQuest (tm), we love to recycle! I am hoping to get down to the recycling yard next Saturday, but not with this CAN. Craft (& other) beer CANs are set aside for Jeff Lebo of York Haven, PA.

The Crack! began with some initial foaming through the vent, but when it did not seems to be abating, I finally had to pull the trigger & begin a slow, gentle Glug. It had gone through some USPS redirection thanks to a stupid neighbor & its sister had pooched out the top by the time that they finally arrived. Once I had things going, it was fairly under CANtrol, forming two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a gorgeous Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, enticing the Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon to pay me a visit. Really, it was like liquid sunshine in my glass. Nose had an odd citrusy tang, but would it be "satisfying"? Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, but highly carbonated. The taste was a little too grapefruit-citrusy for my liking, but still not bad. I was really reminded of Squirt pop, which is not a bad thing. It still makes for an excellent mixer. My bugaboo with this one was that I like my Blondes to be fairly innocuous, where this one was standing out from the crowd with its citrusy tang. Finish was semi-dry to dry, but I still found myself wondering if this was a Blonde Ale that I would want in my cooler.

Sep 17, 2017
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Nosquatch from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 5

Found a six pack at a Publix in Lake Wales, Fl. I had just spent a 100 degree day at Legoland...any beer would've been good. It's a good beer that might be a little underrated by the current reviewers. Any easy summer time brew.

Jun 03, 2017
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gtjwilding from England

3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hot day on St. Pete Beach, nearby bar served this and it was a godsend! Not much of a blonde ale fan but it was wonderfully refreshing in the context.

May 26, 2017
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Beer_Emperer from Florida

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is light bodied and does well with the Florida heat. "A good beer to take out on the boat." 3 Daughters only cans beer (bummer). Pours with a burst of head. The nose is pleasant with hits of pine. Tingles the tongue with a slight yeast after taste. I'd say this is a very drinkable beer.

May 20, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pale gold topped by a faint white film.

Smell is corn, grape, white bread and grass.

Taste is sweet corn at first, turning to bitter grass and greens.

Soft, smooth, creamy, yet slightly dry.

Basic bitch.

Mar 18, 2017
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The_Snow_Bird from Florida

2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Has a hazy golden color with a large thick white head on top. Smell is of sour malts and a little earthy. Has a very light malt taste, very watered down.

Mar 15, 2017
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DrCDPriest from Florida

2.49/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tried this at a local tiki bar on a hot day, definitely refreshing for the first sip. I also bought it in the can and had at home in a cold glass.
The look is great, nice blonde pale color, nice finger or so bright white head when pouring.
The smell is a bit off, you get an initial sweet malt with some citrus followed by a little souring aroma.
The taste is similar, crisp for an ale, malty, no real citrus in the flavor, but follows with a slight sour. Again, initially tastes nice but has an off aftertaste.
Overall, underwhelmed with it. Very surprised with the high rating on Ba.
This is a beer I really wanted to enjoy, as I homebrew blonde ale and was looking for something to keep in the refrigerator between brew and bottling cycles.

Feb 27, 2017
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mooseisloose from Florida

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Always trolling and saw this at Sam's Club, score or no score? Locally made, mas o menos, so lets give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a definite blonde sweet smelling and slightly sweet. Pours to a nice golden color with a bright white head. On the taste this brew has a great syrupy mouthfeel and silky smoothness. Transitions to an easy drinking balanced ale that rocks the socks off Bondi Beach. As far as an easy drinking blonde this is a ticket brew.

Oct 22, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, if you can't be at the beach, you can at least have one in your hand. The blonde ale by 3 Daughters is the ale answer to pilsner beer. Its a grain-centric taste with a clean, smooth and light profile. Lightly fruity with esters and hops, the ale carries a lot in common with Germany hybrid beer.

Beach Blonde Ale pours a hazy golden hue, slightly muddy from its translucent. As aromas of light bread, dough and mildly kilned grain fill the nose, so does a fruity scent of apple, lemon and orange. Gently rolling sweetness carries a bread, honey, powdered sugar and cereal profile onto the front of the tongue.

As a fresh fruit character subsides, the malts go from a crisp upstart to a taste of day-old bread, honey and light toasty, nutty savoriness. Stone fruit enters the fray with light jam, apricot and peach- all seeming slightly over-ripe. Pleasantly herbal, the taste of verbena and sun tea round the flavors as a slight bitterness grows to balance the cereal sweetness.

Medium-light, teeming with carbonation, and finishing fruity, its zesty nature has the brightness of the sun. A short linger of grain, wheat and simple grain sweetness accompanies a minty, peppery and leafy bitterness. Though not a stellar beer by any means, its light and simple profile will offer no distraction from an evening in a beach chair, waves crashing or the warming of the sun.

Oct 21, 2016
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale, from 3 Daughters Brewing, has a thick, off-white head, a somewhat hazy, golden appearance, a few ascending bubbles, and a couple or three lacing rings left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, ever-so-slightly spicy malt and a dash of lemony citrus. Taste is of sweet malt and moderately grassy/citrusy bitter hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale finishes fairly dry and very easy going.

RJT

Sep 13, 2016
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headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

While I would categorize this beer as "fine," I'm a bit surprised that it's rated as highly as it is on BeerAdvocate (and the same goes for the brewery's other offerings); somewhat bland, light, slight dough-y, yeasty, fruity esthers, but otherwise basically unrecognizable as anything more distinct than . . . beer. Yes, it's beer.

Jul 28, 2016
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WesMantooth from Ohio

3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap.

Light gold, mainly clear. Moderate white soapy head.

Smells and tastes grainy. A hint of floral/noble hops. Fairly sweet and bready/cracker tasting. No bitterness at all. Light bodied. Smooth drinking.

It is what it is supposed to be for the most part. The flavor just doesnt pop at all though. Not enough crispness and depth in the malt grains.

Jul 20, 2016
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BrewAskew from Oklahoma

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks ok, smells ok, tastes like iced tea lightly sweetened with malt sugar...Another weird-out from the Tampa bay area... I was expecting more malt character.

Jul 08, 2016
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DrMullet from Florida

3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium gold color.
Smell is a faint sweet malty lemon.
Strong lemon and citrus flavor.
Just a little too much lemon for me.

May 21, 2016
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gamer201 from Florida

3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Easy drinkable and light enough to drink all day on the beach. Hints of citrus and lacking on hops a beer that's intended to quench the thirst, not a sipping beer.

Apr 19, 2016
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look is an amber/ orange yellow with a thin head.

Aroma is light with herbal grassy notes.

Taste is a little funky off with a lot of thin malt to it.

Too bad it was a decent beer till it got to the taste. Just needs to work on balancing that malt a little more.

Nov 14, 2015
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classixIII from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a review from week of 9/13/2015

I would have to call this a "situational" rating. Situation being sitting on the beach, about 6 miles from this brewery, with the sun pounding down on a 92 degree day and needing something cold, wet, light, and refreshing. This fit the bill very well and I would drink it again next time I find myself in that situation.

Oct 08, 2015
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3 Daughters Brewing "Beach Blonde Ale"
12 oz. can
$1.67 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden body with a bit of an orange cast below a short but creamy head of bright white. Average retention and lacing.

Aroma: Sweetish golden malt backed by light citrusy hops.

Flavor: Sweetish golden malt backed by light, lemony hops. Balanced. Drying finish with more malt than hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with a crisp carbonation.

Overall: Basic golden ale with limited yeasty character and just a spritz of citrusy hops. Name appropriate, great served cold on a hot day.

Oct 02, 2015
St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale from 3 Daughters Brewing
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 159 ratings