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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) A grainy, very bready and somewhat sweet golden ale with a light bitterness in the finish. Maybe the sweetness is vaguely like honey, but though Iíll admit Iím not Winnie The Poo, it sure doesnít resemble any kind of honey Iím aware of. The nose is also very bready and sweet. Light bodied, but with enough malt that itís not quite what Iíd consider thin and watery. Highly carbonated mouthfeel. Clear, pale straw color is getting darn close to "macro light". Lots of carbonation bubbles rise through the beer. Very small white head barely covers the beer after the pour, and fades away to nothing within minutes. Not horrible tasting, but if this were the best beer available at a bar, Iíd pay for a glass of water.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fmbrewing (12) - Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2005
This is a great beer for a hot sunny day! My wife buys this beer for her and I all the time from Millers in Verona, WI.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Light-bodied beer that isnít all that beery. Not much ale flavor. More lagerish, IMHO. Nice sweetish honey aroma. Enjoyable, easy drinkiní session brew.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Golden yellow, but very still, like a mountain lake at morning ... white foam topping. Musty old nose. Very malty essence ... very little sign of any honey here. Just an average beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Metallic, grassy aroma. Mild sweet hints. Kind of boring in the nose. Pale straw color thats transparent with a fizzy white head. Flavor is lacking. Very subdued mellow tones. I guess there are some hints of sweetness in the middle. Some light malts, but lacking any sort of hop kick. I prefer the Dundeeís to this.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Ultra-clear,pale honeyish hue, thick, fat fizzling white head, that zips down in nothing flat. Nose is softly herbal, lightly sweet and honeyed, a little citric, leaning into†sour. Not crazy about it, really. Taste: too, too mild, bearing little in the flavor department, not even the advertised honey tastes. Very light bodied, short on texture, limp in the finish. Even irritating...I canít find much to like in this one. So sorry, I really held up hope, but itís just not working out. too, too blaseí...cheers to anyone out there who digs this, but donít count me among the crowd. I really like the bee on the label, though. Pity thereís no close-up available here, heís really a demented looking bug!

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Honeycomb Coloring. Barely Head....BARELY worth wasting the word ítasteí on this beer....I have to go purge now....

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2004
"Hello? Hello taste?! Where are you?!" A borderline clear yellow with a little head. No real hops or malt and barely any honey taste. Not a winner.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2004
On Tap: somewhat of a bummer as I was displeased with the watered down taste. No head and little to make me want another.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004
pale, straw color with a small frothy head. sweet chardonnay nose, some floral hops. very thin, slightly malty with a weak bitter finish. kind of a fake sweetness. not much to see here (or taste...)


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