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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Marriott’s Honey Wheat Ale brewed in collaboration with Half Acre. Brewed using honey from the apiary housed on the 9th floor rooftop of the Chicago Marriott Downtown on Michigan Ave.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Sampled at the Marriott downtown as Rooftop Honey Wheat. Pours a pale gold with a frothy white head. Nose is pretty muted, some bready wheat notes and a floral honey component. On taste, again, pretty non-descript. Clean fermentation with a bit of heat from some fusel honey notes. Floral and okay. Not a world beater, but okay.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Thanks to gbvdave for dropping this off at our tasting...Growler into a tulip...A BMC light straw and totally clear pour, decent carbonation left for an opened growler...The aroma is nothing short of terrible, light honey, grain then tons of skunk. The taste is the same, bitter grainy skunk. We had less than a third of a growler and it was tough to finish with 10 people.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2010
#900. chilled pint (draft) at chicago marriott downtown (michigan ave) lobby bar as "marriott rooftop honey wheat". aroma is fresh, initially pleasant malt, defined wheat. tinge of honey, moved to the smell of ’old beer’ and a bar mat riddled with stank. appearance is lightly hazed gold, small froth and tiny legs. flavor is light peach, kolsch like frutiness. no outright honey, no overwhelming sweetness. quite bready at times, a rare redeeming quality.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Sampled on tap at the brewery (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice glowing golden straw hue, bright with faint haze, a frothy brighter white decent sized head sits atop, laces minimally overall. Aromas are doughy bread, wheat malts, crackers, a touch of mellow sweet honey and a faint citrusy lemon whiff. Simple, yet to it’s target audience. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering up a bready and doughy malt body, lighter, but a bit bland. A touch of honey sweetness, mellow and not as potent as the aroma sweeps the palate. No sign of that lemon I thought I got a touch of. A light carbonation makes it easy and effervescent on the palate. Easily quaffable, but low on flavor. Still, I’ve had offensive wheat beers before and this is quite palateable. Finish is bready, light dryness, mellow sweetness lingers on. Forgettable, but goes down easy enough. An ok craft Wheat Ale for the masses.


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