NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was better than I expected it to be. I always like being pleasantly surprised. From a bottle, the beer pours a clear, light golden color with a fairly substantial bright white head. The head quickly subsides but there's always a thin layer of bubbly stuff on top. Aroma is faintly spicy and yes, there's a hint of honey in there. First taste is light maltiness followed by a nice fruity-spicy zing. Mouthfeel is good for a "lighter" beer of this sort. The honey aspect is pretty subtle but still quite detectable. I drank this on a cold, dreary March day--but I can imagine that it would be marvlous on a sticky, hot afternoon.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A disappointing and very light bodied beer with a wit-like spiciness as the dominant flavor and nose; No real malt character and the touch of honey is fairly subtle; Hops bitterness is also pretty mild; Pale yellow in color with a very slight cloudiness; Head is small and has no retention or lacing
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was oddly sympathetic to this beer. Though not a triumphant beer in any sense, it is enjoyable. Plain yellowish color with moderate carbonation and quick-dissipating head. Simple, dry aroma with honey notes and a wheaty, Saaz-y tickle. Something vegetal too, or tomato sauce. The flavor is more sweet, somewhat smooth sweet body, and with a moderate kolsch undertone. Seems to approach a hefeweizen at times, though nowhere as carbonated for that or as explicitly spicy/herbal. Not bad--interesting enough to drink a whole bottle and wonder what's going on, and no flaws big enough to make me put it down.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quick and easy beer, just fine to cool down with after a day in the garden. Light all around, mild flavors, tart and crisp, vaguely bitter and refreshingly dry.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A buttery squash nose with hints of feces. The body is well balanced between hops and malt with hints of honey coming through, followed by a pungent herbal finish.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with no head or lace. Big malts and honey in the aromas, some spices. Strong herbal flavors, some malts and hops. Honey is there of course. Very smooth and a pleasing light body. Pretty good beer.
Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought in the 12 oz brown bottle..nice label with a bear taking some honey froma tree trunk.
Beer is a nice golden colour''like honey in fact..nice small sized frothy pure white head.
This is a real nice smelling beer..very malty and with honey and some spiciness.
Taste is not quite as good as the aroma..but it has all the above mentioned and a small hop bite at the end
Veru luxurious mouthfeel to the beer..smooth and creamy..nice.
Quite a drinkable honey beer.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
head disappeared almost instantly. pale straw body. pale malts, perhaps some sweet dry wheat. dmso. stale subdued hops. honey emerges on finish. watery and thin. appeals to thirsty masses at summertime
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper color. Citrus aroma with some hops. Taste of wheat and sweet fruit. Seems to be a mix between an ipa and hefe. good and refreshing
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not too bad. The honey is certainly noticable. There was too much of a grain flavor in conflict for my taste.