bwa5879 (443) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy medium brown orange Pour. Little offwhite head. Smells like artificial bananas. Gritty light body. Tastes of bananas and cloves, pretty typical Belgian. Finishes with more banana/clove but with some bitterness.
firstsip (167) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 Rich golden color. Not too cloying. A sweetness that complements the overall "beer" taste of the beer.
**RERATE: Was I crazy? This beer is fantastic. Maybe the recipe was tweaked slightly? Wonderful balance of honey and Belgian yeast. Goes down almost too smooth for an abv of 10%.
chucklemation (156) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful golden color. Light aroma. Not too sweet honey taste. Excellent beer overall.
alexsdad06 (3799) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small growler shared by beerpig317. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet honey, floral, banana, light herbal notes and Belgian yeast. The alcohol remains well hidden.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Beerpig317. Poured clear amber color with an average fizzy white head that lasted with good lacing. Complex citrus honey and yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a refreshing good beer.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half-growler shared by Beerpig317. Thanks again! Pours a cloudy, pale bright gold with a small white head. Aroma of honey, grapes, sugar, and sweet malts. Between the brewer and the honey here, people were fooled into thinking this was an actual mead at first (not me). Flavor hits the same notes. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Sweet tripel that leans in the direction of a mead.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
32oz growler, shared by beerpig317. Going into this, I thought it was a carbonated mead. Clear golden color. Minimal off-white head. Couple bits of lace. Citrusy lemony honey blossom, floral nose. Medium body. Smooth, softer, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good balanced honey and floral flavors. Some light hop. Good balance of light to moderate bitter and moderate sweet. Good stuff.
b3shine (3474) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler to snifter (shared by BeerPig317). Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white lacing. Smells sweet, spicy, ,and yeasty. Tastes like it smells with a touch of clove and a solid mouthfeel. Okay, but underwhelming.
DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No clue how to rate mead. I taste honey and fruit. So so, mead isn't really my thing.
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gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly similar to the final absolution; I actually preferred it as it had less clove and less yeast. Cloudy honey gold in appearance. Less sweet, less allspice, and a better body with low viscosity despite appearance. Active, refreshing carbonation in the mouthfeel. Pretty nice.
jdvincen (4) - - JAN 12, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sweet honey ale that is honey colored. The taste is a little too similar to final absolution.