EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Dark honey colour with tight white head. Nose is, unsurprisingly, sweet with citrus and flower undertones. Initially sweet malt (thought not overly so) it has a complex bitter/sweet/dry finish. Nicely balanced, this is far better than I expected after the horrible experience I had with its former 4.3% incarnation. Fullers have produced one of the few honey beers that isn’t overwhelmingly honey-sweet and I’ll be seeking out the cask version ASAP.
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Headless Lucozade pour fizzing out in seconds, even in a weizen. Congealed fat, candlewax, unscented soap, paper towel and faint beeswaxy aroma (why do honey beers never smell of honey?). Custard slice, cornflake and disinfectant flavour. Sickly buttery popcorn afters. Endless sweetness without balance. A tipper.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this beer would be a total write-off. It was incredibly enjoyable, however boring. Since my expectations were greatly exceeded it is likely that my rating is too high.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden color with a medium bubbly white head that diminishes quite rapidly. A rather fresh aroma of hops (with some herbal hints), flowery notes and honey. Sweet flavor with a big honey character, some malt, hints of caramel, some fruitiness and a mildly bitter finish with some hops. Medium-bodied. A bit too much honey sweetness for me to really enjoy, but still not bad at all.
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coloração dourada-clara intensa, creme denso e persistente. No aroma e no sabor, o mel está presente, valorizando a proposta dessa breja. A sensação é de uma cerveja um tanto suave, mas com personalidade. O final é longo e doce, também com a presença do mel. Fácil de beber e muito refrescante.
CH-303 (1568) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Slightly pale golden. Clear. Little bit of white head - more when warmer.
Aroma: Honey, floral and fruit.
Taste: Honey, quite sweet. Some malt and hops. Too sweet.
Info: 500ml bottle, 21/9-2008
kfl (71) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50cl. Pours golden with small white head. Sweet flowery aroma with obvious hints of honey. Sweet malty flavor with notes of honey. A bit watery, thin flavored.
Bullit (4105) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grainy and hoppy. Flavour has grain and faint hops. Alcohol noticable. Ends watery.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with a small white head. A bit sweet aroma with hints of honey. Medium bodied, sweet malt and honey taste. Quite nice, long and sweet aftertaste. Quite tasty brew.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow colored brew. Aroma has got some honey in it. Flavor has got a lot of honey and a bit citric. A bit too sweet and a bad aftertaste.