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Big Rock Honey Brown Lager

Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Calgary, Canada


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The Clue is in the Name
We use real honey from friendly local bees (Three Hills) to help sweeten our Honey Brown lager, while the Brown comes from something just as natural and local, our world-renowned Alberta prairie malt.

Little Known Fact
Environmentalists are concerned that worldwide bee populations are in decline. Such is their importance to our ecosystem, it is believed their absence will result in mankind’s extinction. (At which point you might not care that Honey Brown isn’t as sweet.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cmacklin (476) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, copper with a thin, short lived, off-white head. Light caramel malt aroma with some grain. Sweet flavour of caramel malt and a hint of honey. Light body with a thin, watery texture and flat carbonation. Not bad, but pretty boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RhetoricalAns (636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Light brown pour, little head. Very fain caramel aroma. Taste has a bit of sweetness to it but nothing else noteworthy. Watery throughout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vadie (1069) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Couleur de cuivre avec un petit col beige. L’arôme du malt avec un peu du miel au début (quand il a un col!) mais juste du malt après le col est rétréci. En bouche il y a du malt mais c’est pas vraiment sucré et il y a du miel seulement si j’utilise vraiment mon imagination! C’est aqueux, mais le malt est assez bien équilibré avec une finale d’houblon. C’est surtout pas offensive, mais j’en est eu assez après quelques gorgés.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (3013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Orange-brown body with a quickly disappearing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with a bit of dark honey, a suggestion of red berries, and quick twiggy hops. Flavour is similar, with the sweetness up front leaning more towards honey than caramel, a bit of wet graininess in the middle, and a moderately dry a mildly fruity finish. A decent example of a generally uninspired style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AgentAle (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma: Sweet malt aroma with notes of honey Taste: swift bitter taste that smooths out and poured with a sweet maltiness. Finishes somewhat flat Appearance: clear light brown body with medium retained head

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Big Rock in Seoul. A nice amber color which is just right for a Honey Brown with a beige head. No real aroma (served too cold?). The flavor was malt caramel with possibly a hint of honey but kind of grassy which it shouldn’t be, maybe they cut it with adjuncts or pilsner malt? Pretty bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
simonblaine (445) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Bland, boring + watery. Pours light brown with a minimal head. Hints of caramel and the stale beer smell that comes from a load of empty bottles after a get together in your house with you friends. Uninspired, unmotivated, forgettable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Reimer96 (1597) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours a clear brown with a very small head and a tiny ring. Aroma is a sweet wort smell with almost a bit of sourness. Taste is sweet honey and some fruityness on the finish. Good session lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Amber colour. Faint aroma. Some sweet malts in the taste, but really quite subdued. Refreshing but dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (3014) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
Pint at Sherwood Park location. Amber colour, a few white bubbles on the surface. Light aroma in general, just some faint grains and a bit of vague sweetness. Taste has big grainy bite up font, Tiny suggestion of chocolatey malt, light hops. Finish is dry, grainy. Light body, big carbonation. Standard issue honey brown, pretty much what I expected. On sale for 5$.

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