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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2005
12oz bottle, gold in color, 2" white head took forever to fall, looked like a good beer, semi-sweet spice aroma, the taste didnt excite me, a little spice couldnt find the honey, could have been easier to drink, wont buy any more this year.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2005
Clear golden, quickly dying head. Aroma is pretty lacking, hints of honey. Light hoppy taste up front, tastes of honey in there as well. Balanced, rounded bitterness and herbs round out the palate. Medium to light body. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Looks decent. Average white head, clear dark yellow body. Light malt and honey in the nose. Wet and light without much more than some slight sweetness and not much else. Lacks anything interesting but is inoffensive.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Golden body, lots of carbonation, small but creamy white head. This beer has been sitting in my fridge for a while, its promises of a light refreshing honey taste keeping me at bay. French bread and honey sweetness in the aroma along with a spice I canít put my finger on, itís like pumpkin pie but with a roasted element to it. Light malt in the flavor along with wheat bread crust and that same spice. Dunno where the honey is. Youíd think this stuff would be refreshing but the spices make it heavy and plodding. Should have left this one in the fridge.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Golden with a big white head of moderate bubbles that have a short half-life. Some hint of lace draping the glass as the head subsides. The smell of honey and lemongrass permeates the room as soon as you pop the top. No real hop presence. Taste is cirtric and has a definite hney wang to it. Sweet wth a fresh coriander and lemon flavor. Crisp and finishes fairly clean. Refreshing and interesting enough not to be considered a lame lawnmower beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Clear golden yellow with a medium quickly diminishing fizzy white head. Aroma of honey, light bread, cardboard, and hints of herbs. Medium watery body with fizzy carbonation. Flavor of honey, bread, wheat, pepper, and herbs. Very drinkable, smooth, and somewhat refreshing. I can see this being a good summer session beer. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8468) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Flavor is of honey, fizzy wheat and cabbage, Grainy bad sour lager nose... overall very fizzy, not good at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Clear golden color with a small white head. Floral, honey aroma with some grainy hints. Light malty flavor with some honey sweetness. Light bitter finish. Nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2004
I had this with a big buffalo burger, and it was a good pairing. Lots of carbonation. Somewhat spicey, soft mouthfeel I always seem to associate with honey beers. Refreshing, gave me a little bit of a buzz, but that was probably mainly due to my empty stomach.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Iím not sure whether Iím convincing myself I taste spices and herbs because I read it, or because I can actually taste it. Regardless, this beer is not so bad for a summer honey ale, light and sweet with the crowd-pleasing smoothness. I felt there was a floweriness which boosted the appeal of the beer quite a bit, but not enough to really leave me feeling content.


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