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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   ABV: -
First Ascent (A Belgian Honey Lager) - brewed with an overabundance of local light clover honey and cascade hops, this brew has a crisp citrus/clover nose with a clean malty slightly bitter finish and a hint of toast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1278) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Slightly cloudy pale yellow brew with three fingers of snow white meringue like head that just does not go away. Very active carbonation. A skunky aroma greeted me when I popped open the bottle, but did not persist. In the glass light aroma of Belgian yeast, light malts and a little grass. Taste is very lightly sweet - more honey than malt - at the start and then dry through to the finish. A little grass at the end. Clean taste all around but very light in flavor. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap at Brewhaven. Light fruity citrus and biscuit malt aroma. Pale yellow with a small white head. Biscuity malt, strong floral, grassy, earthy flavor. Light body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2012
22 oz bomber into a pilsner glass. Reviewed on 03-30-2012 A - Light golden body. Massive amounts of carbonation. 3 finger fluffy white head. Nice lacing and retention. S - Grains, bready malts, sweet honey, grass, and a bit of spice. T - Pretty tame. Light bready lager flavors with a dash of honey sweetness on the finish. Really light and watery making it quite refreshing and drinkable. Mouth feel is light but has a high level of carbonation. O - Not bad for what it is. A slight twist on an otherwise boring style. This would make for a perfect lawnmower beer if it were sold in a 12 oz. format. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Contrary to popular belief, the world does need more quality American Pale Lagers. Right off the bat I like what this brewery does with their labels. All of them clearly show the IBUs and abv. This pours a very bright and very clear pale straw yellow in color with a one finger bright white head. It features aromas of dominant honey and pale pilsner malt. The honey sweetness is very authentic. The flavors consist of pilsner malt, honeycream, and it has a nice bitter hop finish. Despite the honey the hop bitterness is actually quite prevalent and a nice aspect. It’s surprising how hoppy it is for being so light. It helps even everything out pretty nicely. It drinks very light in body and is both crisp and refreshing. Overall this is a very, very good APL and a must try. It is perfect for warm summer days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppyAlesToYou (164) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2011
My initial impression of one of F8’s early offerings was that it was a weak lager meant only for bridging the BMC to craft brew gap. I had an opportunity to sample it again recently, and was more impressed with its subtle nuance and balance. It can be a fine warm weather thirst quencher, and very sessionable. While it is not amoung my favorite F8 creations, I have a new found fondness for it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1762) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2011
One of the worst beers I had at Figure Eight. Light and watery without any distinguishing aroma or flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
On tab at Figure 8, Valparaiso. Aroma:Honey aroma. A slight hint of sulphur in the nose. Appearance:Pale yellow with nice tiny bubbles. Taste:The honey really comes through in the flavor. There’s also some citrus in the foretaste. The aftertaste is nicely malty. Palate:Nicely carbonated. Overall:Very Pleasant, a great session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Draft sample. Poured clear pale color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate honey sweet and small hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Tap at brewery: Clean pale golden hue with a small fizzy head. The aroma is grainy and a touch soapy with notes of honey, herbs and butterscotch. No notice of citric hops what so ever. The taste is more of the same blandness, a bit of twangy water and very grainy, Hints of DMS and under fermented honey. The mouth feel is lively and crisp with a semi-dry finish. Blah, no hop character at all and is too sweet. Honestly, my rating is a bit too high but since this is a new brewery I am cutting them some slack. Will revisit in a few months and see how they have tweaked the recipe.

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