kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - AUG 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden colour with a long lasting creamy off-white head. Fragrances of roasted barley, brown sugar and honey. Honey flavors hit your taste buds right away, giving place to a sweet mouthfeeling full of malts sugars. Well balance honey brew that is always refreshing.
AleRider78 (450) - - AUG 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Poured an average size head and quickly dissipated. Has a pale golden colour with mild carbonation. Smell a bit of the honey right off the bat. Some other aroma that escapes me at the moment, will investigate. haha. Has a sweet aftertaste. Flavours of honey, malt and wheat. Nice tingly mouthfeel. Not bad.
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Little aroma. Typical ale flavour with a nice honey sweetness. Nice sparkle on the tongue.
budedou (707) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper golden sparkling colour with a light white head. Light sweet malty aroma, some fruitiness with just a hint of honey. The body is sweet with malt, sprinkles of light fruit and a touch of brown sugar. Spritzy and sweet, finishes with a very light bitterness.
ClarkVV (5130) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh bottles drunk March 2015
As with most lighter honey ales, the head fizzles away to nothing leaving a light caramel colored, clear body behind.
Nose of fermented honey (floral, somewhat acidic with touches of vanilla and wax) very light biscuits and maybe a touch of floral hops. That may be stretching though. No alcohol, at least, nor is it metallic.
Flavor delivers a weak note of caramel-like flavor mixed in with a touch of honey slickness on the finish. In between there is light waxiness, touches of cardboard and stale biscuits and a lot of fizziness. Body is medium with a wet, fizzy, somewhat slippery texture. For this (usually awful) "style" I’ve certainly had worse. At least you can taste bits of honey that taste real and there are none of the major offenders here (diacetyl, DMS, etc...). That being said, it’s severely lacking in texture and aroma and completely lacking any flavor complexity/depth. But it goes down fairly inoffensively, overall.
ametras (1117) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341ml bottle. Clear golden with a frothy white head. Flavors are cereals and honey with fruity notes. Light body, lively carbonation, slick texture.
Alusmamuts (1373) - LATVIA - JAN 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber with almost no head. Malty aroma. Bitter hoppy taste with sweet malty notes, some carbonation on the tongue tip.
Beardbeerman (302) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark toned and translucid golden coat letting loose a medium carbonation and topped by a foamy textured head. You get hops and a little bit of the honey from its aromas but this last element is very subtle (more than in the U Miel at least). As for the taste I found it interestingly balanced with lots of hops and a mild bitterness. Again the honey is way in the back not really set as the focal point but almost as a condiment for the malts and hops.Not bad at all but would’ve liked to get a bit more out of that honey flavouring. Once again, I compare it to the U Miel which I found to express the honey in a better way but one thing that makes the Boreale better would be its lower acidity which doesn’t attack your stomach after only two.
Syfher (229) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle of 341ml, in a Tumbler glass.
Well, it’s a good beer. Nice colour, but light and fuzzy head. The aroma of honey is subtle, pretty much non existent.
When you try it, you don’t notice the honey first, but the (awful) lager taste. The honey come later, lightly... Non existent palate...
Try it, don’t pay for it !
KansaiBeerLvrs (3990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Boreale dorée honey ale 4.8% A deep gold with a big foamy white head served in a pilsner glass. It has a floral, freshly baked bread and light honey aroma. The taste is alright, it has a matching bready sweet and floral quality which is then joined by honey and possibly a bit of butteriness. OK.
jaghana (5238) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle kindly shared by Dominique, A copper beer with low head. Nose is very low. Wet paper notes, light hops, light malty, very boring and thin, light caramel.