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Founders Honey Wheat (Bees Wax / Honey Bee)

Founders Honey Wheat (Bees Wax / Honey Bee)
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American wheat ale, brewed with local honey.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Just another average wheat beer. Fruity, wheaty. Pours cloudy yellow with a hick white head. Had at home out of a bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (604) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Aroma of honey and a hint of citrus, taste is a classic summer beer, fine but would not seek out again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1438) - Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Oh wow. Has hints of ginger. Honey body. Not sure if this is kolsh. On tap at brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft. Light gold body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of honey, spice, herbs, toasted grain, light floral notes. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Sweet, but not overly. Light floral taste with honey, earthiness, grain. Clean. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (1038) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at Founders. The pour is a bright yellow with a thin ring of white head and no discernible lace hanging around. The aroma is typically wheat. There is a citrusy hoppiness and a light wheatiness on the back end. There is a nice hop and good wheat background. There is a strange fruitiness on the back end. The flavor is really wheaty up front. I like the hop intensity on the back end. The mouth feel is light and soft. Minimal carbonation and I'm just not a great fan. Aftertaste is dry and wheaty. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Aroma is wheat, honey, some Belgian yeast. Appearance is very yellow, white head. Taste is honey, overwhelming, wheat, light. Mouthfeel is carbonated, not thick, not great. Overall...not a fan.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (2844) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Tap at Founders. Hazy dull amber pour with very little head. Aroma is honey mixed with wheat and fruity pebbles. Tastes like liquid cereal, but not in a good way. Lots grain and artificial sweetness. Doesn’t taste like rich honey at all. Not terrible but just not very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6373) - 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 (4189) - 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.


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