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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Bottle. Purchased at the Tap House in Norfolk, VA. Orange gold body with a small white head. Nose is honeyish with light hops and creamy malts. The honey seems "subdued". Taste is honey, sweet malts, and light bitter hops. Body is medium-light with moderate sweetness. Finishes with more honey, sweetened malts and light candyish notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 13, 2005
egh. not what i entirely wanted. it looks wonderful, though. it feels pretty good--very carbonated. the honey isnít really sticking with me, though. itís okay. should be more sweet, and i would expect a more complex palate because honey just seems to attract a stickiness i would not only want to taste, but also feel. meh--oh well! overall, decent. slightly citrus--tart--with not enough of a bee sting ;o)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2004
if itís not retired, it should be. weird aroma with a hint of honey but also a foreshadowing of the awful flavor to follow. very sour, astringent. just no good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2004
This beer bored me to tears. Not really worth describing it because it was just plain boring. Iím glad to see its retired

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jgb9348 (5674) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Nice honey coloured body with an orange glow and a thinnish off-white head. Better looking than I had expected. Aroma of honey (no surprise), apricots, peaches, malt and some sugars. Light-bodied; Very vegetable taste with some sweetness and more malty unpleasantness. Aftertaste still kicks with alcohol and vegetables. Overall, a pretty bad beer (as I had expected), but still worth a try. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 19-December-2004.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Surprised to see that this is retired. Found lots of six packs in Springfield. Anyhoo, this poured dark amber, slightly cloudy, with a medium sized white head. Head falls to an uneven level. Very sweet and sugary aroma: honey, red grapes, and alcohol. Clover honey sweetness to the flavor, with biscuits and a wheaty graininess. Abrasive, medicinal finish. Sweetness seemed very uneven: cloying at times, artificial at others.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (12877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Light golden ale with a light honey aroma, and cloves. Hoped up honey ale, cardboardy and oxidized. Medium bodied. (July 31 at Indiana Microbrewers Festival)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2004
intresting. a very sweet light beer. THe honey was a nice touch, but really not much to build a beer off of. Lite and drinkable

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 I used to take an herbal chewabvle vitamin of bee pollin. It was slightly objectionable laced with a honey taste that kept it from being too retched. This beer tastes just like it. It simply is not good. It sounds like a good idea but perhaps a honey wheat beer would be better. The ale (which itself is crisp and thick) just does not merge with the honey formula. It feels as if it is at war with itself. Donít get it and it is NOT retired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle. Medium white head, sparse lacing, no visible carbonation, transparent, and a golden orange hue. Aroma was malty, honey and sweet. Sweet, malty and honey flavoring. Smooth and somewhat thin mouthfeel. Easy to drink, but unimpressed with this one.

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