Tessic (783) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This organic ale poured a crystal clear golden yellow with a bright white frothy head. To the nose honey is prodominant with a little citrus and alcohol. First sip was a little watery but full of honey flavour. Smooth with a nice aftertaste of once again, honey.Palate is lightly hoppy with a slight oily mouthfeel.
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour and nice and balanced taste. A delicious ale with honey. A real summer beer. I liked the taste of hops mixed with honey.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color. Dried grass and light honey aroma. In the flavor, the honey presence is there, but itís not overpowering like some other beers. Itís actually balanced fairly well. Not my style of beer though.
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the LCBO. I really, really wanted to like this but in the end I am left ambivalent about it. All four bottles blew up on me...you know the type, a large fizz as soon as the bottle is opened and it took nearly 10 minutes for the head to settle in a 25oz glass before I could pour the rest in. That being said, the aroma was malty sweet with nary a presence of hops. I really liked the appearance of the beer itself and I wonít lower marks due to the rambunctious head. Flavour-wise, I was underwhelmed with the maltiness. Itís sweet. Iíll give it that. Chalk me up as one who is not a fan of using honey as an adjunct.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden body with white head. Nice mellow aroma almost a faint honey comb aroma. Very clean palate with light hop background. Very refreshing for the summer.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly balanced, delicious ale with honey just supporting the ígood bonesí of the structure and not getting in the way one bit. The way it should be with unusually flavored beers, or should I say it kicks the ass of typical american honey lagers. I like the hops very much... Wow, itís organic too? Iíve never met an organic veggie I did not like the taste of. Go Fullers, Iím buying more of this just because itís organic AND tastes great.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet aroma with some burnt toast. Pours a golden yellow, thin head. Some malt in there. Grassy and some sweetness. Refreshing, light finish. Not too bad.
TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Not as sweet as most Canadian (or Belgian) honey beers. Smells weakly of old gym shirt. Clear and golden. Seems fairly heavily carbonated. Nothing much going on initially, finishes light hops. A bit metallic going down. Average summer beer.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 500ml bottle poured a golden clear ale in the tankard with a 1 inch rocky cap that reduced to a surface lace.
Aromas of crystal malt, clover, soft spice and light wiffs of musty sweetness ( Honey?)
Medium bodied...Decent Carastan malt spine, creamy mouth feel, well rounded mellow character, very smooth delivery.
Up front we get a big whack of Crystal malts and light challenegr hop tastes which give a bread and spice impression...midway the honey is detectable but the hops keep it from cloying, then the finish is drying and malty with a light kiss of the honey acting as a sharp reminder there will be no bitter after taste . Far from being "sweet" this ale is smooth, malty balanced and extremely drinkable.
I take this brew as a second Fullerís favorite next to their porter. Itís so drinkable and enjoyable Iíd be tempted to make this a favored session ale but at 3.50 a 1/2 liter the price prohibits that.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from LCBO- Pours sparkling gold with lively bubbles and a foamy short lived white head. The nose is filled with mild grassy hops but does have some filler between the malts. SPicy honey sweetness with some crisp hoppy bite. Very subtle, but was pretty good as an up north fishing beer. Spritzy finish, with some hopping present in the finish. Summer beer for sure.