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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A collaboration between Fullsteam and Chef Ashley Christensen, brewed specifically for her newest venture, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey (Raleigh, N.C.). Brewed with tellicherry black pepper, North Carolina honey, and North Carolina oats, Beasley’s White is the restaurant’s house beer, designed to pair with the restaurant’s signature honey-drizzled fried chicken. If you happen to find yourself fresh out of honey fried chicken, you’re not out of cluck...this unfiltered ale is delicious on its own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4449) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2012
America Eats, DC tap (expensive as all hell): Pours a light orange with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is light clove, light malt, and a bit of sugar. This is pretty much a dignified lawn mower beer. Everything is good, but it is so light that it could not be offensive to even the most inexperienced palate. Again, it is not bad, but it is kind of a run of the mill American Belgian Wit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Straw yellow colored hazy brew with a medium sized white head, very similar looking to most wits. The nose also has the characteristic barnyard and hay aspects, but that mixed with lots of pepper. Same with the flavor that starts out like many good witbiers, but then gets overpowered by black pepper. Initially I liked it until about halfway through the glass when I was wishing I had some fried food to pair this with, as the pepper was getting to be too much on its own. So as they say, it’s probably lovely with fried chicken, but it’s not one I’ll rush to order again when I’m not eating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Tap at the brewery. SUPER cloudy yeast bomb yellow. Nose is corainder, black peppercorn, orange peel, honey. Flavor is quite peppery, some honey cereal malts, light citrus sweetness. Good, but the peppercorn is a bit overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy bright golden with a funky looking head--clumps a little bit. Nose is honey and pepper and earth. Taste adds lots of black pepper in a pleasant way. Dry finish. Big improvement on the R & D batch, I think. I’d drink more of this, for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
On tap at Fullsteam, Durham. Faintly cloudy deep golden pour, medium carbonation. Aroma was fairly pleasant, somewhat sharp from the yeast and pepper barely detectable. Body is lightly prickly but mostly just smooth and at times full. Flavors were moderately standard wit but there was enough going on from the additions to make this one moderately more interesting than the norm, especially in the peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
At Brewery. Good aroma, yeasty. Cheese, dough, clove, pepper. Cloudy Orangy yellow. Tart flavor, sweet streak about it. Light body, creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Very nice. Real peppery finish. A lot going on with flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtd6628 (360) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Great beer. The pepper in this ale is savory and comes through without much heat, which complements the lemongrass and citrusy taste really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2012
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. golden pour with a 1+ finger white head. citrus and spice nose with oats. med body with citrus, spice, pepper and wheat. semi dry finish with a light tartness and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours hazy orange with a large creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wheat, spice, earthy notes, citrus. The taste is big citrus, wheat, spice, caramel. Medium bodied.

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