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Garrison Honey Lavender Ale

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


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7790) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - 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. It’s a pretty nice beer really - but I’ve always been a sucker for lavender.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2149) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle, thanks again to Colin and Kendra and family! Golden yellow, very little bubbly head. Nice aroma - honey, lavender as advertised. A little sweet as well. Taste - quite interesting! A really enjoy the floral aspects of it and they are strong - but so is the honey! Credit for getting a real honey taste in here - very few honey beers have done this successfully. The trouble is I do not care for honey, and it does not balance well at all with the floral/lavender aspects - to my taste anyway. Light to medium body, well carbonated - this is a nicely put together beer, it just is not to my taste, so it is tough to rate. Full credit to Garrison for this unique effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1126) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
500ml bottle. Aroma is a fruity sour/sweet with hints of spice and floral. Pour looks like cider, pale, cloudy orange/yellow with little head. Taste could be described as "complex" or "all over the map" depending on how much you liked it. There is sour apple, cinnamon, some floral notes that were not necessarily lavender, the honey sweetness was apparent but not as strong as the spice and a touch of earthy hops. Palate was medium with decent carbo. Overall, kind of strange, not very "beerish", but not bad. I got more spice and apple than anything else so if you like apple pie you might like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guil0000 (254) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
Quickly disappearing white head. Cloudy golden color. Nose is Banana, Nutmeg with some floral hints. Mouth is that of mostly honey. and a little sweet aftertaste that could be the lavender or the honey. Not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Golden colour, high carbonation but very little head. aromas are sweet and aromatic, honey and lavender notes and some sweet malted notes. on the palate it is medium bodied, flavours are all over the map, has a sweet and lavender note then a CO2 kick and finishes somewhat hoppy. not my style of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (945) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
500ml bottle. Dark gold/light copper pour with short white head that leaves a ring of lace. Lots of honey and cinnamon on the nose with a floral hint that isn’t recognizably lavender. There is no discernible beer character on the nose at all. There’s at least a little beerishness on the palate and what I call the Garrison trademark burnt rubber edge. Honey really dominates the flavour all the way through.

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