Semi-dark beer 5.5%
"BITES" (Bee) honey beer is made from natural ingredients, fermented in open tanks, stored for 3 weeks. Light taste, amber colour, "lager"-type beer.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, dark caramel malt, hops, natural honey.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, - MAY 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1L Bottle (Bambalyne, Vilnius)
I was debating whether this, being from open fermentation in a farmhouse, unfiltered, hazy, unpasteurised and with only a week on its BB date should be classified as a "traditional ale", as it has almost all of the right characteristics. However, it did smell more lagery than farmhousey, so opted for a semi-dark lager style. Anyway, itís a hazy orange, and with a small brief mostly fizzy head. Quite a pleasant grainy lager aroma, full on the barley, a little sweet but not getting any honey. Thereís a little more honey in the taste, but thereís also about as much taste of carbonic acid too - this is quite fizzy in the mouth, as you can probably guess. Itís a reasonably full taste for a lager, definitely full of succulent barley, and with a pleasant sweetness both from the caramalt and the honey. Finish is very bready, and is where the hops start to show themselves, firstly as an earthy bitter taste, but also as a nice dry tingle. Very drinkable beer. Perhaps feels a bit watery, which of course means the 5.5% is nowhere to be seen. With a bit less carbonation, this would be a great session beer, it quenches you with every sip - or should I say glug. 1L will be a pleasure!
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