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RATINGS: 345   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Fine white head that leaes quickly, honey golden color. Aroma: spicy sweet, arousing, tingly, bright. Taste:utterly delicious. So far, the best honey beer Iíve had, though I havenít had them all (Dupont Biere de Miele, Youngís Waggledance, where ARE you??. ) Bright honey flavor comes shining through. Light body, pleasant finsh, easy-drinking. Not much in the hop department, but thatís not what theyíre going for. An excellent summertime refreshment!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Bottle pours translucent golden, small fizzly white head, spotty lacing, with abundant carbonation. † Slight malts and grains on the nose, as well as some lemon zest. † Forwardly malty, some slight spice flavor - lemony, with a sweet honey flavor. † Decent mouthfeel, slighty coating the tongue. † Finishes with a nice sweet honey like finish. † This is a great refreshing summer seasonal!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2004
comes out of the bottle a deep yellow color with a sufficient white head. very nice aroma of sweet malt and honey. i was surprised by the flavor as i am not one for honey beers, very clean and crisp taste with an excellent balance of malt and honey, not too overpowering!!!! nice crisp dry finish and very refreshing beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Sparkling apple juice body topped by small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is fairly sweet, minty/berry. Taste is medium sweet, herby, some honey, some mint in aftertaste. Light-medium body. Interesting brew -- quite quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
My roomate loved this beer but i didnt like it too much. It had a weird taste to it. The bottle label was the best part of this beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 Absolutely THE best honey beer Iíve ever had. Also the best Big Sky Brewery beer Iíve had maybe with the exception of Scape Goat. I would buy this again anyday of the week. I like honey brews and this was one the shit. Smooth and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2004
I got this beer for $0.49 per bottle from a good liquor chain attempting to reduce inventory. Apparently it was last summerís batch, but I really couldnít discern any elements of staleness to it. The color is rather dull, but the honey clearly shows through after the initial effervescence, and there seems to be a lot of cinnamon and maybe a few cloves. Summer Honey pours a good head and (despite a slight skunky vegetable aroma) the aftertaste is a pleasant, aromatic balance of hops, honey and spices - citrus elements come to dominate. Iím not normally a fan of honey beer but this one Iíll make an exception for. Well balanced with bitter hops, the honey will truly be a refreshing element on a hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2004
This was a pleasant surprise. Pours a dark golden color with a small white head. Nicely structured blend of aromas that included a strong prescence of orange, plus hints of honey, spice, and lemon. Light - Medium bodied and a nice balance of orange/citrus and honey flavors. The finish is a mild hint of hops that goes down easy. This is an enjoyable summer beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Golden with a fluffy off white head. Oranges, old cream corn and coriander aromas. Dry wheat and light blueberry flavors. A light spice and mild hops sharpness toward the end of the quaff. A decent quencher once I got past the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2004
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.


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