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Founders Honey Wheat (Bees Wax / Honey Bee)

Founders Honey Wheat (Bees Wax / Honey Bee)
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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American wheat ale, brewed with local honey.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewery (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a pale golden yellow hue, gentle haze meet some lively carbonation. Frothy bright white head atop stays as a nice film, good lacing and stick around. Aromas are honey, florals, a bit of beeswax, earth, and spice. Gentle earthy hop, firm florals from the real honey element. Initial is lighter in body, pretty drinkable with some spice, crisp grain and spiciness. Honey crisp elements are just a touch carmelized, gentle sweetness, earth, firm florals with an herbal hint. Middle is a bit spritzy, gentle spice, a lot of the floral/honey elements come into focus. You can tell they reallly dedicated a ssignificant portion of honey and quality honey at that to this beer. Backend is a bit dry, spicy, flaked wheat, grainy malts, bit of apple sweet and tart feels at times. Earthy, firm florals but not all that bitter as a smoothed out honey, bready element tapers out. This is a true honey wheat, firm honey and floral elements adds flavor but don’t add much sweetness. A gentle touch of body, the finish is a bit dry, gentle honey hang on, a touch herbal with flaked wheat, gentle dough and yeastiness cling. An interesting, true to style offering. One of the better ones. Rich honey/pollen/floral nose with a pretty approachable body/beer that never gets sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
tap at Founders. Hazy golden with small head. Mildly sweet wheat beer. A bit of hops in the aroma and finish. Simple, but nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
On tap at Founders Brewery. Hazy straw yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of honey and grain with some herbal qualities. Taste is sweet and perfumed with honey, malt and some artificial flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (477) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Yellow color with a white head. Has a strong wheat flavor, though the honey is barely noticeable. Still better than many wheat ales out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Draft at founders. Pale yellow with thin head. Mild sweet honey and hay aromas and tastes. Grainy and sweet aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
On tap at Founders. Heavy wheat character with some background honey. Dry. A bit of background sweetness. Quite tame.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. The head fades slowly and leaves minimal lace. The nose has huge lemon and citrus, with honey and crisp dry malts. The flavour is honey sweet with lemon, wheat and crisp pale malts. The finish is long and honey sweet with some herbs. On the palate, it is medium in body with a creamy smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice honey sweet wheat beer. The honey is perhaps a bit too prominent, as it cancels out the nice dry wheat notes. 2011-08-16

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (614) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Draft at Founders taproom. Pours a cloudy honey color. White medium sized head. Citrus aroma. Taste of wheat, honey, and oranges. Sweet aftertaste. Just had a sampler of this and tasted the pint my wife drank. Not a bad beer. Not something I would order at Founders because they have so many better beers, but this is a nice beer that your wife can sip on while you try something more adventurous.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Delicious. One of the most perfect summmer brews there is. Light, sweet, and slightly sticky is the best way to describe this beer! It finishes well, which is the honey attribute, and is quite refreshing! VERY smooth!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap at founders. This beer is flavorful, but what I like about it the most is the sweet honey aftertaste. It may be one of the sweeter beers I have had. I quite enjoyed it.


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