beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light honey yellow in color with a small pencil width high head of even leveled, off-white, super tight, creamy foam. The head faded a little fast and has spotty lace. The aroma is very nice, very sugary with a touch of honey thats super fresh. Nice! Taste echoes the smell with a nice light sugary taste with sweet honey and a bit of hops showing up with a very slight lemon note that together keeps this nicely balanced and super smooth. Yum! Feel is a lighter to medium body, very clean, soft, and solidly smooth. This is some remarkable stuff, very unique, yummy, and very drinkable in my book. I think I have a new summer brew to add to my list, this summer honey of a brew by Big Sky is a must try.
ryandrinksbeer (10) - USA - SEP 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
amber in color with a medimum off white head, the aroma is complex honey dominates the sense, but it is blended with a light hoppy scent. mmmmmmmm. tempting, spicey immediatly on the palate but it smooths out just as quickly. it is light and can be easy drank. refreshing. great seasonal beer.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is gold, bubbly, with a big, thick white head that dissipates slowly but steadily. The aroma is honey & grain. The taste is light, crisp, smooth, faintly sweet with honey, grain, and a biscuit aftertaste. It is very pleasant, tasty, but light and crisp. Not a rich beer, obviously, but very pleasing for a lighter beer, and highly drinkable.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprised by low ratings. This is a very nice, very smooth, very flavorful brew. Better than its ABV would suggest. Recommended!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ogre71 (310) - Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another good beer from Big Sky Brewing pour a nice golden color, about a one finger head, sweet aroma very drinkable.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big Sky Brewing Company Summer Honey Seasonal Ale
2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Fruit Ale--Honey. Clear light straw golden color. Light honey aroma. Light head and lace. Flowery mild hop front. Crisp thin wheat spice body. Dry honey fruit sweetness. Mild cinnamon notes. Clean crisp citrus spice end. Weak. Sampled 9/10/2002.
2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV? (3.5 / 5.0) Clear thin bright light golden color. Light head. Mild floral honey scented hop front. Thin crisp slightly tangy dry sweet light honey caramel body. Banana spice hint. Mild hop citrus end. Bland. Weak. Sampled 6/11/2003.
2004 12 oz. Bottle. 4.84% ABV. 15 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Foamy white mild lace head. Clear thin bright golden color. Mild coriander wheat spice hop front. Crisp tasty dry sweet mild wheat caramel body. Clean mild hop end with creamy honey hint. Sampled 8/12/2004.
2005-A 12 oz. Bottle. 4.84% ABV. 20 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear bright golden color. Tangy mild wheat spice floral hop front. Crisp tart dry sweet honey wheat caramel ester body. Clean tart mild hop end. Mild, but tastier than I remember. Nice honey. Sampled 5/10/2005.
2005-B 12 oz. Bottle. 4.84% ABV. 20 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin mild lace head. Clear bright thin gold color. Mild coriander nutmeg wheat ester hop front. Dry sweet crisp mild tangy wheat ester honey fruit body. Crisp clean refreshing mild citrus hop end. Aged well. Sampled 8/8/2006.
2006 12 oz. Bottle. 4.84% ABV. 20 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear thin bright light gold color. Mild honey hop wheat front. Crisp dry sweet honey hint mild wheat ester butterscotch body. Clean refreshing mild hop spice end. Mellow honey wheat Ale. Sampled 8/5/2006.
2007 12 oz. Bottle. 4.84% ABV. 20 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) 6-Pack $7.49. Foamy rich mild lace head. Clear bright thin yellow color. Floral honey mild coriander hop front. Crisp tangy mild honey wheat spice dry sweet refreshing tasty body. Clean refreshing citrus mild hop spice end. Better than I remember. Sampled 5/1/2008.
2008 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV. 20 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear thin bright yellow color. Mild hop honey coriander front. Dry sweet thin crisp refreshing mild wheat spice cloying honey body. Dry mild hop citrus clean coriander refreshing tasty back of the throat lingering honey end. Sampled 5/7/2008. 6-Pack $8.59.
natepost25 (7) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4678) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 9/3/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, wheat, cracker, biscuit, honey, coriander, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, spice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, wheat, cracker, biscuit, honey, coriander, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, pear, wheat, cracker, biscuit, honey, coriander, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a goood malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected for 5%. Overall this is a very nice blonde ale style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 Update: Sweet, biscuit malt. Lightly fruity. Some drier bready malt in the aftertaste. Not surprisingly, I enjoyed this more in June than December.
Aroma: Sweet, spiced/floral. A little fruit and bread.
Flavor: Sweet, light bread malt. Floral and lightly fruity.