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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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Classic medium amber with more than the usual amount of carbonation following a louder than usual 'pffft'. The bone white cap is on the small side, despite the bubble factory feeding its underside, and looks fairly decent. It's too soft to leave much lace though.

American blonde ales often fail to excite from an olfactory standpoint. Three Beaches Honey Blonde follows the usual blueprint. It's pale malty with a modest sweetness that I wish I could say smells like honey... except it doesn't. The label says the beer is 'free from bitterness', so it's no great surprise that the Cascade hops are barely evident.

Unfortunately, beer of this style is often too generic and too uninteresting for its own good. Three Beaches, on first blush, is exactly that. Thankfully, it improves on the finish since it's there that the orange blossom honey makes an appearance and and succeeds in pulling the beer out of the realm of average.

Early on, the flavor profile follows the nose in that it consists of lightly sweet pale malt that is a trifle too grainy. It then smooths out a tad at the midway point when the barely noticeable citric hops kick in. It would have been nice if the honey was present throughout the mouthful, but I guess it's better late than never.

The mouthfeel is a shade too light, even for a summer beer, and is too carbonated as well. Not horribly so, but since the bubbles aren't settling down with time, I have no choice but to go with an average score. I'm betting it's just a batch-specific problem.

I'm sure TBHB fills a void in the Tyranena lineup. I also wouldn't be surprised if it's a pretty consistent moneymaker for them. However, for those craft beer enthusiasts who are looking for something special, I'd say give this one a pass. There's too much good beer in Wisconsin to spend time lollygagging around on the Three Beaches.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
2.82/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this on-tap at the brewery, and thought it not particularly noteworthy. All brewers need something light to satisfy non-beer-aficionado types, but I didn't feel that this beer really delivered for casual nor serious beer fans.

It poured a dark yellow color with not very much head. Aroma was slightly sweet. Flavor was a bit malty up front, but with not a lot of other flavor. Mouthfeel was rather thin, and I didn't find this beer to be extremely drinkable. All-in-all, I would recommend you try another Tyranena beer.

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Photo of beveritt
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. No indication of when this beer was made.

Appearance: Very little head, maybe 1/4 inch of pale yellow foam. This disappears very qucikly leaving nothing. The beer itself is a golden brown color, perfectly clear.

Smell: Slightly sweet, metallic smell. Similar to the smell of Kolsch. Slight honey sweetness odor on the finish.

Taste: Lots of CO2 bite upfront, almost so much that is overwhelms the flavor. A little bit of malty sweetness after the CO2 bite, but not much else.

Mouthfeel: As mentioned, lots of carbonation. Enough that you get the beginnings of a soda water flavor.

Drinkability: All in all a bland beer, not much of anything here. Maybe this would be better on a hot summers day instead of when it is snowing outside, but I would almost rather have a cool glass of water.

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Photo of supercolter
4.01/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A very good summer brew that I just so happened to have in November.
The appearance is a little bland, with no visible head or lacing. Bright and Golden in color.
Smell is a bit weak, but its a summer brew and the honey that comes through is quite pleasant.
The taste is very similar to the smell, light but pleasant.
The mouthfeel is a bit weak for me. I prefer medium heavy in body, and this is definately a light.
Drinkability is fantastic.

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

The beer poured into the glass lightly hazy pale golden straw with a white and short lived head which barely traced the glass.

The aroma was sweet and very lightly touched by honey and caramel. Some light suphur and corn was notable in the aroma as well as a lightly grassy hop character.

The flavor was slightly sweet with honey and caramel a bit on the strong side. Corn was along for the ride and the bittering was way in the background and only very slightly earthy.

The finish was even with a light lasting impression of corn and honey into the aftertaste where the beer finally became dry. The body was medium with a fairly low carbonation level. A bit too sweet IMO.

12 ounce bottle, thanks afatty!

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

Nice easy drinking honey ale...nose is more fragrant than I expected...floral with some nice sweet honey notes..rounded mouthfeel...smooth....medium carbonation...lighter bodied...

The taste is soft and light....nice subtle honey hops noticable but it does finish more dry than sweet...

This slides down very nicely...a good summer beer with some flavor....a keg of this for a summer party would work perfectly...

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Photo of hanco005
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled on 15 June 06, poured into a weissen glass

A—pours clear golden yellow with a 1 inch bright white fizzy head that lasts for 5 minutes or so, fades down to a thin white sheet, lacing is scattered inside the glass

S—sweet grains, honey, maybe a touch of lemon, very fragrant

T—sweet honey and some Kool Aid type fruit flavor, almost juice box like, don’t get me wrong…I like it, but it’s more fruity than I expected

M—smooth, light/medium bodied, good carbonation

D—a great summer beer, no doubt about it…too bad it is October right now. I will drive to WI next summer to find this for sure.

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

Three Beaches poured into the pint glass a rich honey golden color with very good clarity. The head was short-lived white sudsy foam that fell to the proverbial wispy cap. Lacing was spotty.
The smell was a pleasant mixture of spring and summer smells. I noted light florals with a hint of honey, freshly cut grass, a suggestion of rich dark soil, and faint yeast mustiness.
The taste was pale malts, a bit of citrus zest, a dry crisp graininess and light honey sweetness. The hop bitterness is minimal. A light body and a fairly light carbonation combine to give this a crisp and clean mouthfeel.
This would definitely serve well as a summer quencher. Light and, cliché as it may be, refreshing. The drinkability is quite high due to the light body and crisp mouthfeel.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.09/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale yellow. Thin white head. Lace is minimal. Really nice aroma. Inviting mix of sweet honey and barley. I really like the honey notes. They're delicate and flowery. The honey notes aren't quite as pronounced on the palate, but this is still a nice little thirst quencher. Soft maltiness and minimal hop attributes. Easy drinking and flavorful for the style.

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Photo of demcorhip
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up as one of the beers in the mixed 12 pack "Legendary Collection".

This blonde ale poured a highly effervescent light amber colour. A gentle pour gave a one finger off white head. Decent yet scant lacings followed.

Smells of lightly toasted bread with a touch of honey. Mild lemony citrus and floral notes similar to lemongrass also present.

Similar to the nose, lightly honeyed toast, biscuit, and a mild creamy nuttiness was accentuated by the grassy, floral, and slightly lemony hops.

Nicely balanced effervescent lightly bodied ale. Refreshing and somewhat crisp.

This is a not very challenging but well made blonde ale that would go great with a hot summer's day. Would make a great session brew, and would be an excellent choice as a crossover beer for a micro brew novice. While i wont be running out for this one anytime soon, im sure ill enjoy it again once the weather heats up again.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tyranena Three Beaches Honey Blonde : Ale Brewed With Honey

From some background checking at, it looks like this has existed a while in one form or another, but is new to bottling

12oz single, Steve's - University, $1.39

appearance: served in a Crowleys pint glass...body is a very clear straw golden, like clear as water....very thin, light foamy white cap with decent lacing. You can tell from the name and the bottle narrative that this is meant for mass consumption in the summer sun, and it looks the part

smell: aroma is fresh and earthy...whiffs of midwestern corn, grain, and a mild honey aroma...hops are musty and earthy

taste: toasted malt, grain, buttery, biscuit-esque, earthy hops, a light but noticeable honey flavouring, lemon zest...simple but not a piece of crap blonde (like many) in my opinion. In a style filled with effortless beers, this stands out as having flavour and being a quaffer, so I think for what its worth, it works

mouthfeel: light bodied, thin, average carbonation

drinkabilty: very high

I have a friend visiting later this week who is eager to scope out this midwestern beer culture he hears about but he isn't a beer geek and his tastes lean strongly to the lighter side. Now I have something new to offer him.

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