Three Beaches Honey Blonde
Tyranena Brewing Company

Three Beaches Honey BlondeThree Beaches Honey Blonde
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #659
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Ranked #46,677
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 15.04%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
152
From:
Tyranena Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  10
SCORE
78
Okay
Three Beaches Honey BlondeThree Beaches Honey Blonde
Notes:
Reviews: 90 | Ratings: 152 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of WoodBrew
WoodBrew from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this beer at my boss house. I am eating the beer as the brewer untended....not that I liked it. The beer poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of honey and flower. The taste started as a mild golden ale but at the end was over come with honey. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall I think it met the brewer's intentions.

Nov 07, 2017
Photo of dd53grif
dd53grif from Michigan

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

Pours a hazy golden color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. No discernable aroma. The sweet taste comes from the honey. Good mouth feel.

Jul 18, 2017
Photo of Jtall78
Jtall78 from Illinois

1.68/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

Poured clear and flat. I don't mean a little head, I mean flat. Muscled through it. Aroma had a honey note. Taste was very bland, with a fading honey note in the middle. Tasted flat, and nearly stale. I really hope I just got a dud. I'd try it again, but I would not buy it.

May 21, 2017
Photo of REVZEB
REVZEB from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The taste is actually pretty nice, with honey, wild flower and grass providing an elevated layer to the grains, malts, and adjuncts. The smell is rough though, very adjunct, and the body is soooo thin. Not worth seeking out unless in the mood for a blonde ale

Jul 08, 2016
Photo of ahentz
ahentz from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Three Beaches is a clear, pale yellow with a little foam that fades pretty quickly. No lacing. The smell is nothing special. It's a little sweetness, but mostly grains. The taste is mostly bready with the faintest trace of honey. I was hoping for more honey taste. Its a nice beer, but I was a little disappointed. I'm not sure that I'd buy it again, but I would drink it if offered.

Jul 29, 2015
Photo of gmossii
gmossii

4.09/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm so glad to see brewers giving blondes a go. They are a nice bridge for clueless Americans from the bland world of lagers into ales.

This blonde is smooth and lightly sweet due to the honey. It offers flavor depth that most lagers only dream to achieve. It goes down easy and makes you reminiscent of warm summer nights.

May 16, 2015
Photo of Gobearswalter34
Gobearswalter34 from Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear golden blonde with bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Nice malty busicuit smell and taste, mouthfeel is nice with little skunk at end. Lacking anything outstanding. Honey not noticeable.

Dec 20, 2014
Photo of Tone
Tone from Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, honey, slight wheat, and a hint of hop. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of wheat, hint of hop, sweet malt, and honey. Overall, weak appearance, weak body, and dominated by honey.

Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

2.91/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The beer is a clear, light golden hue with a small, off-white foamy head. Aromas of biscuit, general sweetness, perhaps some fruit overtones. Bread and honey with a sweetness that would become cloying if I had more than half the bottle. Light in body with moderate carbonation. Not a repeat.

Jun 26, 2014
Photo of OrestesMethuon
OrestesMethuon from Montana

3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tried a single sixteen-ounce pint, paired with some fish & chips.

Immediately, this beer reminded me strongly of Midas Touch. Not because it was anywhere near as good, but because Tyranena definitely goes heavy on the honey with this light-malt, low-hop ale. The comparison, while not favoring Three Beaches, does serve to point out the narrow space high-honey beers (like this and Midas Touch) have to tread to be great: it's easy for the brew to become cloying, too wine-like (in the wrong way), or otherwise dominated by the mead-esque tastes and textures.

Dogfish Head toes this line and avoids these pitfalls in Midas Touch with elegant use of muscat grapes—sending the beer along two divergent wine-like vectors, one white and one gold, and adding substantial complexity to the beverage—along with yeast that provides a crisp sharpness and almost champagne-like buoyancy.

The precise problem with Three Beaches—and if it seems like I'm writing more about Midas Touch than the beer in question, this is the reason—is that it lacks any such layering: outside the honey, there's not much there, and the specific honeyed flavors insist themselves so strongly that the light and refreshing qualities—the putative blondeness—that one would expect are actually undermined.

One serving wasn't bad; I cannot, however, really imagine drinking two or three, much less sessioning on a six-pack while relaxing all day on some lacustrine beach. Judging by the name, that seems to be the telos of this honey blonde, but—while by no means a *bad* beer—I don't think it accomplishes its end.

May 22, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Maybe I've been doing it wrong, but I've found it somewhat difficult to spend some time on three beaches at once... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw-brass topped by a half-finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild grass, very light biscuit, light flowers, and a vague sense of dried honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with an overall sense of sweetness pervading, one that's kinda fruity, but I can't quite tell what kind of fruit is at work here. There's also a mix of mild spices, including cinnamon and clove. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a wet feel, and a somewhat crisp finish. Overall, an okay little brew, nothing I would readily drink again, but something I wouldn't turn my nose up at, either.

Jul 08, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Acquired as part of Tyranena's The Legendary Collection assorted twelve pack. Packaged on 04/02/2013.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields one finger of bone white head that dies out within seconds. Body is a slightly hazy golden yellow. Thin streams of bubbles rushing to the top. No lacing.

S - Smell is of golden wheat, corn, earth, lemongrass, some lemon rind, and a faint honey sweetness.

T - Nice earthy grain taste. Wheat. Grass. Faint citrus. Light honey sweetness. Crisp Carbonation. A nicely balanced beer with lots of flavor.

M - Feel is quick and clean, with some underlying sweetness and a dry finish.

Overall, a nice refreshing beer from Tyranena. I personally would have enjoyed some more citrus bite, but the honey melds well with the grain bill. Another nice beer from Tyranena, but not one I am likely to seek out again. Still glad I had the chance to try it though.

Tyranena Three Beaches Honey Blonde ---3.5/5

May 14, 2013
Photo of katan
katan from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle-

A - Pours a dark golden color, hazy with lots of bubbling. Little to no head formation, just a film.

S - Lightly sweet nose, hints of honey and some pilsner malts (guessing).

T - Starts off lightly sweet, smooth - then comes in the honey. Combination of the nutty honey flavors and sweetness. Not very dry, good use of honey. Certainly a sweet beer, finishes thick and sticky.

m - Creamy body, light carbonation. Feels heavy, sticky.

O/D - A good and easy drinking beer with a summer bent. The usage of honey is pretty solid. Otherwise, not all that intense.

Mar 23, 2013
Photo of jera1350
jera1350 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold color, minimal fizzy head on top. The smell is of a light honey with a touch of fruit character. The taste is very clean. Honey sweetness with light fruit notes from the hops and perhaps the yeast. Very flavorful for the style. Smooth feel with lower carbonation. Highly drinkable and enjoyable. I would have this one again, especially on a warm summer day.

Jun 30, 2012
Photo of dhannes
dhannes from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had poured from bottle into standard pint.

A=Light golden color with nice 1" head.

S=Citrus is presence.

T=Refreshing, but rather sweet. Citrus notes present.

M=Nice drinkability...light body, light carbonation.

O=One that I would try again, but probably not go out of my way to buy a 6-pack of...good for summer; better than most.

Jun 17, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Old Chicago

Pours blonde with a slight red hue. Nice creamy head on this one. Smell is light malt and grain. Very creamy and smooth feel, low carbonation, taste is malt, grain, with a hint of bitter hop in the middle.

Good easy drinking ale.

Apr 16, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Semi-hazed golden straw color with a fizzy collar for a head that vanishes at twenty seconds with no lacing left behind.

S, T. Light tones of honeyed pale malt with a modicum of lemon twist on top. No discernible hopping found.

M. Light body, medium carbonation.

An easy-going lawnmower beer that hits the low-hanging fruit that it aims for...and no more. (Now if only it had a proper foamy head.) There are better and there are worse blonde ales out there.

Mar 21, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
JackieTH from Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Rob for sharing.

Poured yellow with a white cap of foam.

Smell is an odd grainy-musty hay, cut grass.

Taste is similar with musty grain elements, somewhat metallic, very slightly bitter. Watery.

Body is light with strong, biting carbonation.

Nov 07, 2011
Photo of gregshead
gregshead from California

3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on 8/20/11. Reviewed from notes. thanks to BT for this one as well:

A: Pours a straw color w/ a half finger of head

S: Smells like banana lager yeast even though its an ale. Faint honey maybe

T: Has a lot of blonde ale characteristics w/ an additional honey sweetness. Grassy end/aftertaste

M: Very light, fresh feeling. Good carbonation as well.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. This isn't my typical style but I would be happy to have this one again.

Oct 28, 2011
Photo of tvv375ia
tvv375ia from Iowa

3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-fairly clear straw yellow with little head that disappeared quickly that left no lacing

S-grainy,corn are the predominate smells with some slight citrus

T-not bad but not great either lots of lemony grain type tastes

M-good carbonation, maybe a little watery

O-easy to drink but not much complexity

Aug 24, 2011
Photo of RoamingGnome
RoamingGnome from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 8/11/11 tasting notes

Enjoying this on tap at the State Fair...

A) A fairly bright yellow with a slight haze. There was an inch of white head that dissipated quickly, no lacing noted.

S) Light malt, some grain, hints of lemon and honey.

T) A bit of lemon muffin, honey, but not as much as the name implies, grassy finish.

M) Light bodied brew that is not overly carbonated.

O) Easy going and certainly recommendable for a summertime brew.

Aug 14, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
mikesgroove from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Aug 03, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
BeerLover99 from Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

NOT BAD, NOT A MUST HAVE!

Jul 15, 2011
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
ForWhatAlesYou from Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Jul 13, 2011
Photo of sevillana25
sevillana25 from Wisconsin

3.66/5  rDev +8%
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.

Jul 03, 2011
Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 152 ratings