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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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34326) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
A hazy orange beer with no head. The aroma is very sweet with clear notes of honey. The flavor is sweet and very carbonated with strong notes of honey as well as hints of wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2004
Medium off-white head atop a clear golden body. Aroma is medium sweet, cereal and honey. Taste is honey and cereal, light grassy. Light-medium body. Pretty unimpressive brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (12878) - 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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
Bottled: Light golden coloured. Clear. Off white medium sized head. Honey and malt in the nose. Honey a bit too dominating for my likings. Sweet honeyis flavour. Some fruits present. Thin watery body. Ends on a very sweet note. A bit cloying. Not a beer I’ll run for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Pours honey gold with medium white head. Aroma of malt, slight citrus, honey, cookie dough. Tastes slightly of honey, citrus, but has a somewhat sour aftertaste. Watery and light on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 Golden color with a white fizzy head and a crystal clear body. Nose of over-sweetened honey and sugar, some light fluttering yeast notes... EEEEEECK first taste on the lips is light drinking a honey SODA, it’s like FRIGGIN SODA POP that tastes like HONEY! ugh.... no no no no way fellas. no way I believe this. Coats the mouth in an oily and sticky residue consisting of buttered popcorn, candy corn, antifreeze and butterscotch ice cream topping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7330) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7320) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with a hint of honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Thought I’d give this one last review considering this will no longer be brewed. Not much honey character, raw doughy (vit. B) yeast aroma gets stronger as it warms, not much flavor...I can see why they discontinued this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6404) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Bottle: Strong orange aroma with light honey. Pours a cloudy honey color with a pretty big off-white head with great retention. Lots of sediment. Flavor is watery citrus and honey combination. Some fruit. Light sour citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Visited the brewery in Denver and had a great time with Bernie, one of the brewers. Nothing like a great friendly brewery! This is a dark yellow beer that’s syrupy, with evident honey character. Very sweet with an underlying malt. Good, but not as good as their others.

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