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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Summer Honey is a full flavored, refreshing summer seasonal ale. Brewed with a unique, balanced blend of spices, Northwest Hops, and Montana honey. Summer Honey is brewed during the early days of spring and released around the first of May each year. Light colored, light bodied, and very drinkable, Summer Honey sacrifices nothing to create a flavorful beer that can be enjoyed during the height of the Summer. Available April - September.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! - Pours golden with a short white foamy head. Aroma of sweet honey over caramel malts. Flavor is malty with honey overtones and a touch of lemon and spice. Light hops finish the brew. Palate is light but not too watery. Crisp and clean. A pretty nice summer drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Pours golden with a thin white head. Flavor is sweet, but not overbearing. Flavors of honey, lemon, and a hint of spice. Hops are mild, which is expected in a summer ale. I expected this to be slightly watery, but I found this to have a slight creaminess. Finished crisp. I found this to be a very good summer ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2005
This beer pours a perfectly clear golden color with a very quickly dissipating white soapy head. Very little to no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is honey, wheat, grains, a little vegetable, and a touch of ginger...definitely strange. If you told me that these were the smells to expect in the aroma, Id be scared shitless. Medium body, fairly clean aftertaste, somewhat sticky due to the honey in the aftertaste. Flavor yields some honey and citrusy flavors with other light fruits and perhaps a hint of canteloupe...Yes i know that sounds strange, but really this is the second beer in less than a week to taste like canteloupe. Also some grainy flavors toward the finish. Dry but not overwhelming, a hint of ginger in the finish. Carbonation level is weak to non-existant. A tough beer to get a grasp on for such a clear golden ho hum looking thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2005
12 oz bottle. I probably liked this beer the least of the brews Ive had from Big Sky. Pours a clear gold. Some lemon flavor comes through along with some spice. Im glad I tried it, but not worth having it shipped cross-country.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
I wish this had more to this beer. I liked the small hops nose but I did not get a hint but not the distinct flavor I was looking for. I did however like the fact this beer was very drinkable and I liked the fact it was a pleasant beer. I would give this to non-beer drinkers.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Another in a long string of just so-so beers Ive been tryong lately. Very light malt aroma, light sweet taste,which just because the word hoeny is in the label, probaly made me think of honey sweetness. Beats a macro after a softball game

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 Wyoming Brewers Festival, 05: Light body. Had a little sticky sweetness (honey and caramel). Light and toasty malts. Crisp and refreshing summer/lawnmower beer. Light bitterness; mild, flowery aromas. Curiously tea-like. Clean. Decent balance. Drying finish. Pretty good light beer. Rerate in 06, bottle: Clear and light golden. Decent carbonation; light body. Flowery and lightly spiced (cloves, pepper, light grass). Healthy amount of bitterness, especially against such a light sweetness. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Pleasantly refreshing, yet very readable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Amber colour. Light doughy-grassy aroma. Some light orangey hops work with dull pale malts and a hint of sweaty yeast. Quick finish. A little fizzy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Totally transparent and bright gold in color. Aroma is potato chips and corn fritters with a hint towards lemons. Thin and light. Bready components are apparent from whatever middle of the road yeast strain was used here. Summer quaff? Yes. Try it again? No.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2005
In the bottle. Rich deep gold with a white head. High level of carbonation. Honey aroma. Sweet flavor, but not an excessive honey taste. A pleasant beer, but not as good as the Sioux Bee honey ale.


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