generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body has a hazy golden color with a soft, off-white head of foam. This head has good retention as it slowly fades from an average size to a light cap, which hangs on to the very end. On the glass it leaves nice, slick spotty lacing. The nose is full of wonderful floral and fruity esters. I mostly get notes of honey, with cantaloupe, honeydew, apple and pear. There is also a modest, earthy spice note, like coriander or allspice. The flavor is more spicy and honey-like than the nose would suggest. The coriander notes as well as some viney hop notes pop out more in the flavor, and mingle well with a brief honey sweetness which quickly fades. The finish is quite dry with lingering earthy spice hanging onto the tongue. It’s carbonation and body are in excellent balance, making it quite easy to drink, given its abv.
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes long ago. Pours bright golden yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is floral with honey and graham cracker. The flavor opens sweet, dominated by honey, with a slight spicy bitterness on the finish. Were it not for the "I can’t put my finger on it" finish it would be fairly boring, but the unique qualities on the end make it enjoyable.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Buzz Bomb
Date: June 12, 2010
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: opaque dark yellow, fine white head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet candy malt aroma, honey sweetness, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, big honey candy sweetness, light earthyness adds just a touch of balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a light and clear golden color with a nice one-to-two fingers of creamy white head. The head fades to a nice half finger layer and leaves behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of a light grainy smell, a sweet malty smell, and some nice honey smell. Overall they are well balanced, however, the aroma is a bit mild.
T - Starts off with a building wheat malt flavor. There is just a bit of honey that really gets more powerful in the middle. The finish is a really nice sweet blend of the honey and the wheat malt with just a bit of honey on the aftertaste. The flavor is very well balanced.
M - Medium-light to almost medium bodied with fairly low carbonation, but enough to make itself known. The beer feels really smooth and crisp, with a hint of creaminess in the middle.
D - Super drinkable. The 8% abv is fairly well hidden in very deep and balanced tastes. The sweet honey could have easily taken over here, but stays perfectly in check with the other flavors. A very different, but excellent beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Rustico.
Pours a bright golden honey color with a white head. Nose is really floral with a bit of citrus and lots of sweet honey in the background. Taste is somewhat more restrained with the honey taking over a bit. Nice floral notes. Medium body that is a bit cloying. Drinks well enough and another good beer in this series.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-19-2010
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Capone’s. Light golden hazy pour, no head. Very sweet halt, light honey tones, some light fruit aroma notes. Wheaty texture, light honey flavor.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Was intrigued by the dry hopping and I found the beer moderately enjoyable. Leads off with a sharp, mentholated nose to accompany a pale gold body. Not much life to the mouthfeel, at least to me, though I understand the slickness is per style. While the dry hopping gives it some needed oomph, I still found that it couldn’t overcome what I generally dislike about the style: its cloying excess.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast and fruity ale esters. Medium bodied with a fine carbonation. Flavor of honey, pear, and flower petals that transitions into a very dry and slight spicy finish. Moderate sweetness.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ok dubbel. very light colored. a bit watery. a bit dry. very nice lacing on this sucker.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Richmond on 06/12/2010. Somewhat hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Sweet honey aroma with light hopping. Sweet hoeny flavor with floral and light citrusy hops. Medium full body with moderately high carbonation.