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Brewed in a traditional style, the Honey Ale is a golden blonde ale with a slight hop flavor and aroma. Highly carbonated with a thick frothy head and creamy texture, featuring a unique blend of 100% pure Wisconsin honey and three types of two row malted barley. Seasoned with four varieties of hops, the Honey Ale is truely one of the most interesting and unique craft beers available today.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle pours straw gold with a white head. Aroma shows grainy malt and plenty of honey. Flavor is basically the same with some grassy hops on the finish. Overall body is light, somewhat sweet, and finishes lightly bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s West Madison. Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a large white frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of honey, grain and very faint hops. The taste is cereal grains, honey, faint nuts and hops. Thin-medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Have to admit it was pretty anyway. Clear golden. Small head. Very faint non-descript aroma. The beer came across as tart with a slight honey background flavor. I don’t know what kind of beer drinker this one would appeal to. Not to me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Appearance is pale and golden while the head is oddly similar to a cola in that it dissipates quickly and loudly. The flavor is typical golden ale, easy to drink and does not have complex flavors to it. Not a top ale but still pretty good for the style and a good session ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. A - Very bright, clear gold color with an average sized, foamy, light, whispy white head. Disappears pretty fast leaving a very thin lace. S - Very strong herbal and floral aroma with a lot of bready/malty sweetness along with a bit of a vegetable/corn type of aroma. Somewhat reminiscent of honey, but a little heavy on the vegetable, and maltiness. T - Really thin and fairly bland. Dominated by corn/vegetable flavors as well as some malt sweetness that you expect from a bland adjunct lager. A faint spicy herbal flavor in the background. Very slight lingering sweetness. M - Very light with moderate carbonation. Very thin and watery. D - Easy to drink, but it is way to bland to want more. Not overly sweet, just thin and easy to down. Notes: I’ll probably pass on this one, got it for $3.99 a sixer so not like I’m really out much. Too bland and like a bad adjunct lager. A little bit of honeyish flavors and some more on the nose, but nothing to write home about.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2011
Nice to try another product from Grays, and also nice to get into a new Honey Ale after a long drought.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vomit (167) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2011
Not complete swill, like I was expecting, but plain as a schoolmarm’s underwear. If you had this open under the hot sun alongside a Blatz, the bees would be diving in that glorious ambrosia.....BLATZ! So stick with Blatz, and you won’t look like a jerk.....OK, so maybe you will.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Just some below-average craft brew swill. It is light with a touch of diacetyl and malty sweetness.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2011
I’m aware that this is supposed to be a lighter beer, but that doesn’t change how bad it was. Virtually no aroma, taste, or feel. Will not be having again.


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