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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Slightly cloudy with weak head and good lacing. Refreshing very light honey flavor with a mostly hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Pale yellow color. Candy sugar nose. Really tart, and needs more sweetness to fulfill its promise of being a "honey" beer. I think there's apricot in here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2003
good straw color medium sized foamy white head with a mild amount of staying power.Malty aroma with a mild amount of hops,and maybe even a slight honey aroma as well.The taste is very different malty beginning with a slight citrus tone to it with the honey coming in,in the middle of the taste.kind of sweet but in a mild sort of way.i guess i was looking for more of a honey burst from this brew but it just isn't there,like the SueBee honey is.An ok brew but definately needs more honey to get me going.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2003
I finally cultivated a taste for fruit beers, but I can't say the same about beers with honey in them. How high can you rate a style that you just don't like?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Golden color with strong notes of honey.Not alot of body to this but its more of a summer drink.It was nothing to write home about

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Acidic and unsatisfying. Grainy overall with no real character to help quench this thirst besides the fact that it is a liquid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Very refreshing "hot weather" beer. Very subtle taste of honey with some citrus notes makes it really good. Not a complex beer, but still quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2003
This beer pours a very orange color with a minimal head and minimal lacing. The aroma was full of citrus - I couldn't detect much more. The flavor was surprisingly smooth and enjoyable. There was a lot of citrus and hints of honey in the flavor. This beer doesn't have a ton of character, but it was very smooth and I would have another. The aftertaste wasn't as great as the initial flavor, but it still wasn't bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Fluffy head above a hazy yellow-gold. Big, flaky floaties swirl about. Sweet-smelling, fresh honey nose. Mouthfeel is chewy-soft, milky, creamy and syrupy. Honey sweetness surfaces here and there, nicely complemented by a mild hop bitterness. Carbonation is soft up front, but becomes crisper toward the end of the sip. Finish is bitter and dryish with a bread-like, honey aroma. Great honey flavors, but a little boring otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7406) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 Rerate Aroma not quite as sweet, and the appearance did not exactly bowl me over. Overall decent. Original 3.5 Very refreshing. Sweet aroma of honey comes through after settling. Cloudy orange appearance, slight, white head with little lacing. Flavor is sweet with a detection of citrus hoppiness in the background. Overall, a good summer refersher.

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