Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced earthy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blah. A boring golden ale. Aroma was very grainy. Grains and sugar. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head. Taste would be good after mowing the lawn. Not very full. Honey and strong carbonation dominate the beer which turns to water in the aftertaste. There’s a slight phenol-ness that comes up the nostrils. Nice strong carbonation can’t help this bland beer
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light copper pour with a minuscule head. Sweet aroma with a hint of sour fruit. The flavor is mostly caramel malt with a bit of bitter flowery hops. Everything about this beer screams average, but I did only pay $4 for the 6-pack so I can’t complain.
RobertDale (5323) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy golden brown with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is somewhat sweet. Caramel, malt and honey taste. Strange aftertaste. Decent.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22-Oct-09 (12-oz bottle: Sample bottle from the brewery sales rep) This beer is quite a bit more malty than one might expect from a honey beer. It’s bready, toasty and very dry, but also woody and cardboardy, suggesting that this beer might not be all that fresh, but it’s a bottle the sales rep gave me less than a month ago. Some light hop flavor offers a touch of grassiness and mild bitterness, but honey doesn’t seem to participate much here though. On the palate, it’s medium bodied and gently carbonated, but by lacking a refreshing quality, the beer sits a bit stale on the palate. Aromas of grass, bread, wood and paper aren’t enticing either. The beer pours hazy orange in color, but the off-white head fails to build to more than a quarter-inch in height before dissipating rapidly, leaving no lace on the glass. Not the typical honey beer, which frankly could very well be a good thing, but unfortunately, the flavors of wood and cardboard drag this beer down.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright copper color with a large soapy beige head that produced good lacing. The aroma was tart and tangy with touches of honey and lemon and an underlying vinegar element. The flavor was tart and tangy with moderate notes of wood, tobacco, vinegar and smoke. The finish was long, tart, citric and rather vinegary. Medium body. Not good.
Frank (3970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This pours a slightly hazed honey golden w/ a small foamy head. It sounds good on paper but doesn’t seem that appealing in person. Nose is mild and hoppy, citrus mostly and some pine and florals. Strong earthy bitterness dominates the taste. Dry but w/ a simple sweet malt presence. Not a bad APA but a bit one dimensional and too strongly balanced toward bitterness.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber orange with a thin white head. Aroma of grains, honey and malt. Taste of grains, light honey and malt with an astringent and metallic finish.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with thing white head and moderate lacing. Notes of caramel and cut grass. Taste is balanced with a short bitter finish.
marcus (9007) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden with a decent off-white head and a nondescript aroma. There is a sustantial caramel malt flavor with a hint of honey and dry bitter finish.