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


3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1308) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Has to be one of the best honey beers Iíve had. Not strong, not sweet, nice and smooth. Great on a hot summerís day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Orange Copper colored, smallish white head. Honeyish, orange blossom aroma. Orange Marmalade flavorVery little bitterness, although a hint of piney hop at the finish. Surprisingly not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4174) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2002
This has aged well for about 4 years. Absolutely delicious cakey aroma. Good mouthfeel with distinct honey on the upper palate and oddly bitter finish. Sweet golden ale with a slightly floral aspect -- maybe itís just the notion of bees. I really liked this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Bright gold with minimal head. Smells of honey and syrup. Very bitter, but rather good. Lots of honey scents and flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2005
Cloudy bright golden pour. Honeycomb yeast aroma. Flavor adds strawberry, lingonberry, and something more to flesh out a touch astringent yet sweet. Palate a bit watery, finishing clean with chamomile and clover honey nose. Sad to see that this is retired--I bought the last sixer at Zipps and I would have bought it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2005
Golden color with n ohead. Aroma of very raw and dry honey, like long empty honeycombs. More of the same in the taste with a mustiness over it. I thought this was quite nice; a shame itís retired.

3.5
   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 ícommercial descriptioní listed above? Thatís the most accurate one of those Iíve ever read. Nice sweet smell, and a light honey taste. Enjoyed it, and will look for it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Good head, nice tawny yellow color. Honey aroma apparent. Honey lightens the body while providing a good background of flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Mostly diminishing head. Darker, honey-golden color. Mild carbonation. Honey aroma. Good drinkability due to honey content.


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