St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale | 3 Daughters Brewing

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St. Pete Beach Blonde AleSt. Pete Beach Blonde Ale
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St. Pete Beach Blonde AleSt. Pete Beach Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
3 Daughters Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 12-02-2013

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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of MonCal
2.66/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
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...

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Photo of buschbeer
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of UnicornBrewing
4.52/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big ass foam, like big ass 80’s hair, sweet like a woman who greets everyone with a perfumy hug, develop an instant attraction. Encounters like this at an early age might set a course for hetrosexuality in an otherwise ambiguous male child, or vice versa for girl developing memories and associations with pleasure. This is a Mrs Robinson of beers. Clear as childhood memories of feminine grace, sweetness, allure. Fruity aroma like blowing your nose in a flower. Soft as a bed full of fur coats and sweaters, with the warm, sweet aroma of holiday party candles and treats comforting you to sleep. Makes the Ponce Blonde seem like a tart sea hag nourished by eating elderly seagulls and extra boney, sun dried fish. Like visiting a family that’s supportive and loving versus one that is abusive, addicted and broken. This is an afternoon in the living room of a woman who bakes cookies and breads, wears warm sweaters despite fire in fireplace.

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Photo of brutalist
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BKotch
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wjbent
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of whatsgoody
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WangFire
4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Turbo
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scootercrabb
3.19/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nosquatch
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of gtjwilding
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of Beer_Emperer
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of wac9
2/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

nothing much to say a bit of disappointment to the blonde ale family doesn't taste good pass on it

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Photo of AuntBea
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.65/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

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Photo of Satorn
3.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrCDPriest
2.49/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

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Photo of JPadilla
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bhwk
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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