Three Beaches Honey Blonde
Tyranena Brewing Company

Three Beaches Honey BlondeThree Beaches Honey Blonde
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Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
American Blonde Ale
3.36 | pDev: 15.18%
Sep 07, 2018
Jul 10, 2006
Three Beaches Honey BlondeThree Beaches Honey Blonde
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Rated: 3.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Sep 07, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
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
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
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
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Reviewed by Jtall78 from Illinois

1.68/5  rDev -50%
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
Rated: 3.2 by Hopstout from Minnesota

Sep 07, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by jakea from Wisconsin

Jul 30, 2016
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
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
Rated: 3 by npendres from Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2016
Rated: 3 by mothman from Minnesota

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 3 by BarrelAgedG from California

Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 17, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by kinmundy77 from Illinois

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 3.16 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Jul 29, 2015
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Reviewed by ahentz from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
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
Rated: 3.37 by CPAles from Illinois

Jun 06, 2015
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Reviewed by gmossii

4.09/5  rDev +21.7%
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
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Apr 03, 2015
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
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
Rated: 3.75 by jzlyo from Iowa

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by aubzachsyd from Iowa

Oct 12, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DantheMan75 from Wisconsin

Sep 26, 2014
Rated: 1.2 by Giesch from California

Sep 25, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jdkitchi from Wisconsin

Aug 31, 2014
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
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
Rated: 3.5 by Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

Aug 22, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by onlymurderers from Illinois

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 3 by cathomae from Illinois

Aug 14, 2014
Rated: 2.72 by mja1982 from Illinois

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by cardinals22 from Illinois

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Cbustard from Wisconsin

Jul 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by MarshMan71 from Illinois

Jul 24, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by johnklotter from Vermont

Jul 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by alostplot from Illinois

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ryanpj from Illinois

Jun 30, 2014
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

2.91/5  rDev -13.4%
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
Rated: 3.75 by TX-Badger from Texas

Jun 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tvoss99 from Arizona

Jun 09, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by Rborre321 from Illinois

Jun 06, 2014
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Reviewed by OrestesMethuon from Montana

3.09/5  rDev -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
Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 151 ratings