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Great Divide Bee Sting Ale



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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Brewed with orange blossom honey, this golden ale delivers a hint of honey flavor, a subdued citrus note and a crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Hazy blonde pour, frothy head. Very sweet and citrussy. Overwhelms malt and hop flavor, this is a bad thing. Average at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Golden color, weak sweet citrusy aroma, light honey flavor, not as sweet as other honey ales,drinkabe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Has to be one of the best honey beers I’ve had. Not strong, not sweet, nice and smooth. Great on a hot summer’s day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1439) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Crisp and refreshing, the honey really did come out in the nose and the finish. I drank this at the beach and I cant think of a better place to drink one.....light and girlie, but it had a nice taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2002
taken as directed: cold from the bottom of the fridge on a wilting august scorcher-- when only moments ago i was sweating like a rented mule. yellow as a yield sign, light haze, with a sudsy white dome. a balsa and lemongrass aroma with a sour note; a gossamer honey suggestion that likely would not attract bears. very citrus, lightly sweet, somewhat metallic rather than bitter, smooth and adequately quenching. a reasonable segway from yardwork to an elegant IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Aroma of honey and butter. Slight citrus flavor in body. An average brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 26, 2002
Saved these 3 bottles from my June Beer of the Month Club shipment for last. This brew pours a clear sparkling honey (imagine that!). The generous creamy white head is fully lasting with good lacing. The pleasant nose is honey, spice, citrus, cream cheese and dough. The flavor is on the sweet side but some hops are detectable. The medium body has a lively creamy feel. This is infinitely better than Michelob Honey Lager, but could still use heaps more hops to be something truly special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
igneous1 (1532) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2002
slightly sweet aroma, very buttery flavor...not too much to this beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2002
My dad keeps bees and has arthritis in his shoulder. He believes firmly in ’bee sting therapy,’ meaning one of his sons catches a bee with tweezers, out of a jar, and places its angry, twitiching body on his shoulder. He says it works. Anyway, this beer certainly does not offer anything like a therepeutic sting: its honey is subtle and ghostly and the beer is mostly grainy, when not sliding ephemerally away from you. Not a good mud season brew - try it when the bees are active!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2002
See that ’commercial description’ listed above? That’s the most accurate one of those I’ve ever read. Nice sweet smell, and a light honey taste. Enjoyed it, and will look for it again.

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