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Garrison Honey Lavender Ale

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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep golden in colour. Aroma of apple pie, honey and lavender. Flavours of malt and honey followed by a subtle flowery finish. Sweet honey aftertaste with a light bitterness from the lavender.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (3053) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
Purchased at the brewery on my trip to Nova Scotia. Pours a hazed, light-golden colour with a huge frothy white head, very long lasting with soapy lace. Spicy aromas with some pine, floral notes and decent soft yeast. The taste has a little more of the lavender, hints of wood, with good grain in the finish and again, some decent spices. Kind of pie-like. Some light sweetness from the honey lingering. An interesting floral sweet brew. Nice to try once.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Bomber shared by Christine. Hazy deep golden with a thin white head. Definitely sweet, moderately floral, a little almost spicy, medium-ish body, quite full, rounded carbonation, quite a bit more floral in mouth vs nose, dry with gentle bitterness and a perfumed, floral finish. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6123-20140117] Bottle. Honeycomb sweet tea aroma has a bit of a spiced floral note. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Honeyed floral flavour has a spiced note. Medium body. Interesting but strange. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2-
(c/o Big Red, w/ him, Gorbalev, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Iím Google mapping this."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DomD (250) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Poured from 500mL bottle. Obviously a strong lavender aroma, unfortunately it makes me think of soap. Appearance is a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Has medium sweet taste that lingers. A medium body, with oily texture, and average carbonation. The finish is strong with honey with a bit of lavender. Not a bad brew, but a bit heavy on the honey for me.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
A very nice brew indeed. Pours a hazy peach with a big white head. Aroma is of apples, banana, honey, and lavender of course. Tastes of honey, wheat, citrus, and lavender. Has a medium smooth body with average carbonation and a nice lemon aftertaste. This beer is very refreshing and lives up to its name.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
I had this from a cask for the PEI Beer Festival. I donít know the stats for the cask version but it was rather tasty. Certainly lives up to its moniker with both smell and taste. There is also some nice wheat, wood and basement going on with a light sourness, likely owing to the cask conditioning. Very enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
plaugher (390) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
500ml into an English pint. Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with lively carbonation, minor lacing, and a light white head. Nose of cinnamon and apple, and a bit of flowery notes. Sickly sweet apple and honey flavour, very sticky on the palate; lingering sweetness. Not my cup of tea.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
2014-01-17. Lightly hazy orange body small head. Aroma of honey and lavender as billed. Flavour is similar, sweet honey and floral lavendar character through, mild lingering sweet malt in the finish. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Not particularly complex, you pretty much get the flavours as described. Cellared bottle shared by Big Red

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
Thanks gethinbeer. Pale orange-gold with a nice white head. The aroma has a lovely light lavender aroma along with a light whiff of cinnamon spice and some honey. Light oxidation seems to be here as well that I could do without. A little bit of spicy wheat malt and a bit of lingering floral flavour. The lavender really comes through on the back. Low to moderate bitterness but the honey character also comes out. Itís a pretty nice beer really - but Iíve always been a sucker for lavender.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Clear golden copper colour. high/medium carbonation with a frothy white head. Clean ale. Refreshing beer. Weak aroma of lavender. Flavour of malt and lavender. Not sure if I want be to taste like air freshener. Pleasant enough.


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