Three Beaches Honey Blonde | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Three Beaches Honey BlondeThree Beaches Honey Blonde

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by dirtylou on 07-10-2006

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Reviews: 86 | Ratings: 148
Photo of Jayli
4.12/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a golden color with an inch white foamy head. Head dissipates rapidly but leaves a bit of lacing. This is a very drinkable honey ale. The scent is a bit more fragrant than I expected, with a bit of floral mixed with honey. This is a lighter bodied beer with medium carbonation. It finishes more dry that I would have anticipated, but it was a pleasant surprise. I expected a bit of an after taste, but there was nothing. This is a very enjoyable beer!

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Photo of MMAJYK
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Bright golden and transparent. Head is almost nonexistant and bubbles are rising up from the bottom of the glass. It looks to be well carbonated.

S- Wet hay, some grassy notes, honey, and a little bit of a leafy hop presence.

T- Light and a little bit watery; blades of grass, mild bittering hop, and the sweet honey malts.

M- Light, watery and decently high carbonation.

D- A little bit sweet for the 4, but not bad. I won't sneak it back in my bags again, but glad to try.

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured a yellowish-golden amber w/one finger head on a vigorous pour that rapidly fizzled into the golden depths. Light lacing.
S-Light malt w/very faint honey, light grass and straw, and the aroma of noble hops.
T-Light slightly sweet malt up-front w/smooth and full midpalate, and a medium-dry finish w/noble hop aftertaste. The honey only emerges afterwards too, and can be sensed on the front of the tongue.
M-Light-bodied w/a little extra weight from the honey. Carbonation is moderate. A nice balance of light sweetness and controlled mild bitterness are experienced in the end, the former on the front of the tongue and the latter in the back. Instead of the hops cleansing the palate, there are two simultaneous aftertastes that extend the drinking experience, and render it very pleasant. True to style with a little innovation that works.
D-A decent brew that is an interesting blonde w/heavy lager influence. As far as summer brews go, this is a natural winner with balance and subtle poise. Not my favorite from Tyranena since I prefer the heavier hitters, but definitely worthy. I'll buy it again, since it's also one of the few brews my wife and I can agree on.

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Photo of beckje01
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The nose is a bit skunky but not really off putting. Ok, but that is all. The malt profile doesn't fit all that well for summer, and its called three beaches so I'm guessing their aim is for summer drinking out side in the hot weather but it just wouldn't fit correctly. Overall an average beer that could do well with a little tweaking or re-marketing.

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Photo of happygnome
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a nice golden color with about a half inch of head that dissapears fast leaving no lacing
s: sweet malty honey aroma hints of earthy hops but only hints
t: sweet honey malty flavor very crisp
m: light to medium bodied beer close to light with about medium carbonatoin

overall, this isnt too bad but i dont think that ill buy it again

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Photo of guntherhophead
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm generally a bit of a skeptic when it comes to honey beers but this one was pretty good. Nice citrus undertones with subtle floral hints. The honey taste is light and refreshing and not too sweet. I definately look forward to drinking this again!

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Photo of ibashmuck
1.62/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Small head on a pale golden body. Right away a funky smell came out, no clue what it is, but it was not pleasant. Low bitterness, a bit too fruity, and, despite the small head, I found it strangely fizzy to the mouth. Too sweet, too funky, too fizzy.

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Photo of pweis909
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear, golden colored, with a bit of foam that displayed minimal lasting power.

S- Hints of hoppy spiciness and toasty malt. Subtle.

T- Lightly sweet. Honey? I dunno. Just seems like malt sweetness too me. I do
ubt it adds much more than a slight boost to the ABV.

M- Feels about right in the mouth.

D- Easily quaffed.

This ale is not too complex but just enough to keep things interesting as it quenches your thirst on a summer day.

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Photo of brdc
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Small capped bottle poured into a mug.

Golden, white head, nothing special, but looks good. Decent retention.
Aroma and taste are fairly non-descript; there are some faint hints of hops and maybe biscuity malts, perhpas some honey in there but I might be forcing myself to find something. It is refreshing, but really does not have a lot of taste. A rare forgettable Tyranena.

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Photo of CaptainIPA
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Served in a 12 oz., brown stubby bottle at Eagan's on Water Street.

A: Pours a pale, straw color with virtually no visible head. Highly effervescent.

S: Floral nose with a hint of Noble? hops.

T: Opens crisp like a pilsner, with a subdued fruitiness and light bitterness. Finishes dry. Where's the honey?

M: Light-bodied and heavily carbonated with a thin mouthfeel.

D: Extremely refreshing. Very drinkable.

Food Notes: The perfect accompaniment to a bowl of salty tortilla chips.

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Photo of morimech
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark straw color with a thin head that quickly fades. Very little lacing left on the glass.

Has a light floral scent with sweetness coming from the malt and honey.

Taste is likewise sweet. Just a hint of some hops with a honey aftertaste.

Has a light body and the carbonation is a bit overwhelming.

Just too sweet for me to make a session from this beer. My least favorite Tyranena brew.

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Photo of gpcollen1
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden yellow into my Harpoon IPA glass. Aroma hits with light floral/citric/honey notes. Hits the mouth with a blast of carbonation; sweetens up quickly with light honey/citric notes. Not too sweet and a bit refreshing. Not sure I would buy much of this but not a bad drinker.

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Photo of ncvbc
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very light, straw color with a medium fizzy head and lots of carbonation. Falls somewhat quickly with spots of lacing. Hard to pull much out of this when it comes to the smell. Light grains and a faint, faint honey. Sweetness seems to keep any other scents from coming through. Taste is also pretty sweet with a hint of hop bitterness coming through. A yeast flavor in the finish and the honey is also present. Good persistent carbonation in the mouth, light and pretty refreshing. Overall not a bad brew by any means, it's light and fairly easy to drink but not one that I'd come back to whether it's session material or not.

Thanks to scoobydank for the chance to try this as an extra!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, appropriately blonde-colored body with a small white head.

Smell: Mild honeyish aroma with a light, basic grain note and a kiss of citrus.

Taste: Light palt malts with a honeysuckle sweetness. Hint of citrus. No real discernible bitterness. Clean, watery finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied with a watery tide rolling onto this beach. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fine for an incredibly light beer.

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Photo of tempest
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not bad for a blonde ale. The malt really should up with a toasted and clean pale barley that seemed to have just a touch of caramel. There's a bit of hops to keep the beer balanced and a earthy honey taste that add something a little different. The beer was a little thicker than other lighter beers, but was still drinkable.

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Photo of botham
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. pours a clear straw color with a white head that is reduced to oblivian in no more than thirty seconds. the head itself is more reminiscent of a soft drink than of a brew, signaling a lack of hops in the overall scheme, true to the American Blonde Ale style.

aroma is of floral yeast and pale malts. a hint of caramel and honey are present, with but little else to offer the olfactory region. an overarching sweetness commands the aroma, hence overpowering the yeast at first encountered.

taste is of pale malts and sweet honey, without any hops. the honey is weak when compared to the overall profile, with an aftertaste of lingering sweetness, devoid of any distinct taste.

mouthfeel is rather watery, with a moderate bite from CO2. again, more reminiscent of a soft drink than a brew. finishes clean leaving a slick feeling in the mouth.

this is a very drinkable brew. though reminiscent of weakly flavored water, this is a rather decent example of an American Blonde Ale. the seemingly delicate aroma and taste becomes a farce as one consumes more of the liquid, realizing it as little more than a straightforeward and simple melody.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed golden hue....adequate head...nothin' special...

inviting nose...nice and floral and lovely...

Taste: snappy wheat feel, nice texture, easy drinking..

good mouthfeel, but, fairly average, not outstanding, sorry to say....

For an easiy palatable wheaten ale, this hits all the problem here..good "chick" beer, and lord knows we can use a few of's like a hefe weizen, and yet not so much...I can taste the honey, can appreciate the sweetness, and more than anything, can sympathize with the need to find something for a certain other segment...long may they wave.

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Photo of Homerbag
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light gold with almost no head to it
Simple smell of light sweet malt and sublte honey. Clean smell, pretty simple.
Nice sweet biscuit malt and honey coat the palate. Some floral notes stick around most likely from the honey and some noble hop that doesn't rear it's bitter head.
Feels light and refreshing, almost lager like.
This is an easy to drink warm weather or Sunday football beer that won't upset or over impress anyone.

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Photo of nsmartell
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer out of a pint glass.

Appearance - Small head and clear golden yellow.

Smell - not much going here.

Taste - nice taste. I don't normally like honey ales, but this has more of a bold taste.

Mouthfell - pretty smooth.

Drinkability - a pretty good summer beer. I had this beer for the first time in late spring of '07 on tap and thought it had a better taste. It could be that having it in early November isn't the best time for this beer.

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Photo of mnfinnkidd
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly Cloudy golden, white head that fades quite quickly.

Nose: Honey, corn, wheat

Mouthfeel: Crisp at first. Medium body on the middle of the tongue.

Taste: Bites of honey, hints of orange, just enough bitterness to clear the palate.

Overall: Not my favorite beer but it is quite drinkable....and I think the gf would like it...

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Photo of joe1510
2.87/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack
Coffee Grounds

Three Beaches Honey Blonde pours like ginger ale. Big carbonation bubbles stick to the glass. A half finger soapy white head formed on a hard pour as I tried to coax a little something out of there. The head fell to absolutely nothing. No island, no collar, nothing. The looks are this beer are very disappointing.

Aroma is simple. Biscuity maltiness with a bit of floral qualities and a touch of clover honey sweetness. Not much going on here.

Flavor is sweet from front to back. Floral and honey notes(both from the kind of honey used) are present throughout and make up the majority of this brew. Some pale biscuity malts in back just coming through.

The mouthfeel is the best part of this brew. Medium bodied with a smooth creaminess. Moderte carbonation keeps things moving.

A little on the sweet side to drink more than a couple. At the same time the aroma and flavor don't greatly help the drinkability either.

A dissappointment from Tyranena. I guess they have to make a beer for the masses. Pretty average summer ale, which I must admit is one of my least favorite types of seasonals.

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Photo of scaliasux
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light gold. Clear and not so bubbly as a macro lager. Short white head that dissipates relatively slowly.

Smell - Mild malt. Kinda yeasty.

Taste - Begins and ends with a mild malty sweetness - little noticeable hoppy bitterness. Has kind of a funny flavor that I'm not sure how to describe.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Not exactly crisp.

Drinkability - I'm not real familiar with this style, but there's nothing about this beer that really excites me. Seems like a fine beer for a hot day. I'm giving it a little bump because it's from one of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a clear light golden color. The head is froathy and white with big bubbles. The aroma is of honey with faint malt notes in the background. The taste is like the aroma. It is flavorful, but not very complex. The mouthfeel is light bodied with sharp high carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good blonde ale. It has enough flavor to make it worth while, and is very easy to drink.

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Photo of ryantupy
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle ppoured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dull golden hue with a small foamy head that quickly dissolves.

S - Smells of honey, sweet malts, and mild citrus

T - This beer is very carbonated and delevers flavors of honey at first then follows with sweet mild malts and smoothed out hops.

M - Again this beer is very carbonated and in my opinion almost to carbonated.

D - Nothing that really sticks out here this beer is very drinkable but is nothing to rave about.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - looks like honey! Honey with a head, that is. And a short-lived one at that. The bubbles are non-existent aside from a little ring around the edge.

Aroma - a honeyed grain aroma that is good but too brief. If fades quickly and just barely holds.

Taste - yep, grainy with a touch of honey, about what I expected. A simple premise delivered on target, nothing wrong with that.

Mouthfeel - moderately light with some kickin' carbonation.

Drinkability - not the most interesting beer I've had from them, but it is sessionable for sure. Props to jj21 for the hookup.

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Three Beaches Honey Blonde from Tyranena Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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