theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light gold with a tall white head, but this diminishes quickly into a film of lacing. Not much going on in the nose; one can easily pick up on the honey and the hops, but the malts are very mild. The taste is as simple as the aroma, with the hops and honey taking the lead. What is welcomed is the richness of the honey, which has the taste of real honey and not of flavouring. But thatís about it. Mouth feel is thin. Carbonation is fine. The finish is quick. It could do with a little bitterness to play off the sweetness and give it another layer. As it is, itís a easy drinking summerís ale.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bright golden with a fully receding white head. Notes of sweet malt, honey, biscuit malt, and bitter herbal hops. Medium bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation.
obguthr (5698) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Honey and hay nose. Clear yellow, thin head. Light malt flavor. Subtle honey finish. Light bodied. Rather weak actually. Not on par with Fullerís classic beers.
thornecb (5533) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright gold into an English pint. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface leaving no lacing. Honey and pepper aromas. Soft with upfront honey and caramel turning dry in the lasting bread and mild hop finish.
IrishBoy (4110) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from Country Club! Nose is light honeycomb, grainy caramel malts, and sweet nectar. Clear light yellow orange with a medium pale yellow head. Flavor is lightly sweet honey, grain, and a very tiny hint of bitterness in the background.
jimhilt (2558) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Crystal clear light amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grainy hop nose. Flavor is just as advertised - honey in ale, hops are subtle. $4.95 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of honey, grainy notes and caramel. The taste is honey, tart fruity notes, nutty notes and grain. Medium bodied. Decent.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours clear deep amber with white head. Taste has a bit of sweetness and acidity. Palate has a thick mouthfeel. Aromas have cereal, bit of honey, floral and citrus notes.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of honey, grain, and malt. Poured gold/apple juice in color with a small white head that lasted a long time, before becoming a thing film on top of the beer and around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. A few small particles. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of grain and honey. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Grain and honey finish is lightly sweet.
Ernest (7343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of honey and metal.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
If not for the significant tinny note, I might have given it a 6 for aroma. A tad sweet, but not fatiguing. Kinda clunky and industrial, but ok.